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(1944 – 1989)

Woody Herman Shaw II (December 24, 1944 – May 10, 1989) (United States) was a stunningly brilliant jazz trumpeter and composer, one of the last contributors to the language of modern jazz - who fiercely and yet successfully broadened the technical and harmonic capacity of his instrument.

Shaw grew up in Newark, New Jersey, and began his study of music at the age of 11. Early in his career he was influenced by Clifford Brown, Fats Navarro, Booker Little, Dizzy Gillespie (whom… read more

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