Cameron Shave Jazz Orchestra
The Cameron Shave Jazz Orchestra is a Massachusetts based jazz big band made up of the top high school and college jazz musicians from all over New England. The CSJO roster includes players from the Essentially Ellington
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competition in New York, the Berklee Global Jazz Institute,
the JALC Summer Jazz Academy Big Band, Berklee Aspire/Five Week All-Star Programs and the NAFME National Jazz Band
The CSJO has been playing for five years and young jazz trumpeter Cameron Shave, now 17 years of age, has been arranging for, directing, and managing the project since the age of 14. The band has a vast following from young teens who may play in their school jazz band to long-time jazz listeners. The Jazz Orchestra performs the writing of Thad Jones, Sammy Nestico, Michael Abene, the Buddy Rich Big Band, reorchestrations of Rob McConnell's Boss Brass Band, and the Maynard Ferguson 13-piece orchestra.
The band played every 4th Saturday of the month from 8pm-10pm at Gilda's Stone Rooster, the South Coast's premier jazz venue in Marion MA, until COVID-19 restrictions put a halt to live music in 2020.