Bobby Shew – Big Band Workshop

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Bobby Shew played lead trumpet for many of the greatest ever big bands such as Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and Woody Herman. Whilst resident in Las Vegas in the ‘70s he played in the show bands of Elvis Presley, Tom Jones and Paul Anka. As a session player in Los Angeles he featured on the soundtracks of shows such as Hawaii Five-O, Happy Days, Grease, Rocky and countless others.

For this masterclass, Bobby will take big band players through their paces looking at all aspects of ensemble playing, soli work, swing, dynamics and phrasing.

This event is part of Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival. For more information and to view the whole line-up, please click here.

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