'Highly accomplished' trumpeter Brian Shaw to appear with college ensembles

Gifted trumpeter Brian Shaw will appear Dec. 5 and 6 in free SUNY Oswego concerts featuring college ensembles.

Shaw, a member of Louisiana State University’s music faculty, will perform with the college’s Big Band in a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in Tyler Hall’s Waterman Theatre. That show will feature works by Duke Ellington, Kenny Wheeler, Pat Metheny and arrangements made famous by Doc Severinsen and the Tonight Show Band. The Latin Jazz Ensemble also will perform.

Brian ShawAt 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in Waterman Theatre, Shaw will perform with the college Wind Ensemble in Fisher Tull’s “Rhapsody.”

“Brian Shaw is a fantastic trumpet player and highly accomplished performer in classical and jazz music,” said his host, percussionist Eric Schmitz of the SUNY Oswego music faculty. “We went to school together at Eastman in the early 2000s, so this will be a ‘reunion’ of sorts.”

An alumnus of the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester, Shaw plays Baroque as well as prize-winning modern trumpet, and has performed throughout North America, including Trinity Church on Wall Street, Music City Baroque in Nashville and Boston Early Music Festival. His CD, “Virtuoso Concerts for Clarino,” includes what are considered some of the most difficult pieces written for trumpet.

Parking for those without a current campus parking sticker is $1. Visit oswego.edu/administration/parking for information on obtaining a day-use permit.

For more information about these and other end-of-year concerts, visit oswego.edu/arts or contact the SUNY Oswego music department at 315-312-2130.

PHOTO CAPTION: Horn of plenty—Trumpeter Brian Shaw, who has played both modern and Baroque trumpet across North America, will join SUNY Oswego student ensembles at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6 for free public concerts in Tyler Hall’s Waterman Theatre. Shaw, a member of the Louisiana State music faculty, will reconnect with his host, Eric Schmitz, percussionist, fellow Eastman School of Music alumnus and a SUNY Oswego music faculty member.

(Posted: Nov 21, 2013)

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