Tuesday, November 01, 2016

The David Shaw Trio debut album “Live At The Academy” features standards from the American songbook plus original compositions

David Shaw @MusicDavidShaw (Keyboards & Vocals) is a Toronto based (Brit ex-pat). He is an exceptional artist, wordsmith & producer. The one time ‘Young Jazz Musician Of The Year’ studied at the University of London garnering an honors degree in music. Born in Birmingham, Shaw was immersed in the finer points of musicianship from an early age as all his immediate family were professional musicians. 

This stewardship paid big dividends, as he won the above mentioned Greater London Arts award with his bebop quartet! Moving to North America David honed in on his production & song writing mantra which propelled him to a #1 platinum hit “Love Makes No Promises” CANDI (SOCAN Songwriter of the Year), a number of Top 10 hits have followed including Always Missing You, Friends Forever, Fight Another Round. Not one to rest on his laurels, he then turned his sights to scoring for television at an international level. Cyberchase PBS & Masterminds are just two of the many animated and dramatic Network T.V. shows he has given his ‘magic touch’ to. Following a period of travel, David is back and fully focused on his love of popular song and jazz performance, writing, programming and production…as well as taking centre stage with his own vocal interpretations.

Marshal Herridge (Bass) is an emerging jazz double bassist in the Toronto jazz scene. His melodic approach to the bass is uncanny while his technique and intonation is remarkable. He has studied with some of Canada’s finest jazz musicians, including Mike Downes, Neil Swainson, Kieran Overs, Kirk MacDonald, Pat LaBarbera among others. In addition to this, he has performed with John Scofield, Peter Bernstein, Larry Goldings, Dick Oatts, Donny McCaslin among others.

Pat Daniher (Drums) is a 2016 graduate from Humber College’s Bachelor of Music program where he studied with many of Toronto’s finest musicians, including drummers Barry Romberg, Ben Ball, Mark Kelso and Paul Delong. During his time at Humber he was the recipient the 2014 Norman Marshall Villeneuve Award, as well as the 2015 Yamaha Music Canada Scholarship. He has performed extensively over the past six years with various pop, rock and jazz projects in Toronto and Montreal and is currently at work composing his own original material.

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