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.
Photo © Robert Torres
The CSJO has been playing for five years and young jazz trumpeter Cameron Shave, now 19 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, Duke Ellington, Benny Carter, Sammy Nestico, Neal Hefti, Sy Oliver, Michael Abene, John Clayton, Rob McConnell, Gordon Goodwin, and more.
The CSJO is well known for its Holiday Big Band Bash that takes place every December. The band, led by Cameron Shave, plays the famous Holiday big band arrangements that are performed by Brian Setzer, Michael Bublé, Harry Connick Jr, and more. This holiday special features a vocalist, a full 18-piece big band, and original arrangements and transcriptions by Shave himself.
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.