Thursday Dec 12, 2019
Albuquerque, NM 87106
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The renowned trumpeter along with Alex Murzyn, Chris Buckholz, Jim Ahrend, Micky Patten and Cal Haines perfom music Shew recorded with his L.A. sextet.
Renowned trumpeter Bobby Shew returns to Outpost with his New Mexico sextet featuring Alex Murzyn, tenor saxophone; Chris Buckholz, trombone; Jim Ahrend, piano; Micky Patten, bass; and Cal Haines, drums. They will be performing a selection of music from some of the CDs Shew recorded with his Los Angeles sextet when he lived there, as well as recently written material. Born in Albuquerque, NM, the three-time Grammy nominated Shew performed with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, as well was with Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson, Si Zentner and Benny Goodman, during his early days in New York. After New York, Shew relocated to Las Vegas for 7 years where he played with top show bands in casinos and toured and/or played with Elvis Presley, Barbra Streisand, Robert Goulet, Steve Allen, Paul Anka, Connie Stevens, and Tom Jones, serving as lead trumpeter. In 1972, he moved to Los Angeles where he became a first-call studio musician and continued to play in the big bands of Bill Holman, Bob Florence, Louie Bellson, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Ed Shaughnessy and others. In addition, he played and recorded with Bud Shank, Horace Silver, Art Pepper, Carl Fontana, and his own highly regarded quintet and sextet. Shew, who returned to live in New Mexico several years ago, served as the director of the Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra and has been active as a performer and educator both here and throughout the world. Inducted into the New Mexico Music Hall of Fame, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance and Education from the International Trumpet Guild in 2014 as well as the Lifetime Jazz LeJENd Award from the Jazz Educators Network. He was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Illinois.