Cameron Shave Jazz Orchestra
The Cameron Shave Jazz Orchestra is an all-star big band with some of the top high school/college jazz musicians from all over New England, including players from MMEA All-State Jazz Band, RIMEA, All Eastern Jazz Band, the Essentially Ellington competition in New York, and even the All- NAFME National Jazz Band! This band has been playing for over three years and young jazz trumpeter Cameron Shave, now 16 years of age, has been arranging, directing, conducting, managing and leading the band since he was 14 years old. This band has a huge following of young people who may play in their school jazz band to long time jazz listeners.
Every 4th Saturday of the month, you can expect to see the next generation of the big band tradition born at the Village Vanguard with the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis orchestra. The CSJO book contains some of the best writing of Thad as well as charts from the late Basie Era, the Buddy Rich Big Band Book, reorchastrations of Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass Book, and on rare occasion, the Maynard Ferguson 13-piece orchestra book. The band also plays music literature in the styles of hard bop, bebop, cool, swing, latin and funk. The band plays every 4th Saturday of the month from 8pm-10pm at Gilda's Stone Rooster, a premiere jazz club in Marion MA.