Bobby Shew

Born In Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bobby Shew began playing the guitar at the age of eight and switched to the trumpet at ten. By the time he was thirteen he was playing at local dances with a number of bands and by fifteen had put together his own group to play at dances, occasional concerts and in jazz coffee houses. He spent most of his high school days playing as many as six nights a week in a dinner club, giving him an early start to his professional career.

He then spent three years as the jazz trumpet soloist in the famed NORAD multi-service band. Shortly after leaving he joined the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra under the direction of Sam Donahue, which, among other things, gave him the chance to perform quite a bit with trumpet legend Charlie Shavers. After his stint with Tommy Dorsey, Bobby was asked to play with Woody Herman's band upon Bill Chase's recommendation. He then spent some time playing for Della Reese and Buddy Rich, who's big band had just been formed.

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Events

Date Event Time Tickets
May7Sat Bobby Shew & Kris Kimura Quartet
Westminster Manor
Austin, TX
2:00 PM
$10-20

Albums

Bobby Shew - Live 1983
Bobby Shew - Live 1983
Self Produced
2015
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Cancaos Do Amor
Cancaos Do Amor
Torii Records
2007
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I Can't Say No
I Can't Say No
Four Leaf Clover Records
2003
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I Can't Say No
Tzadik
2002
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Play The Music Of Reed Kotler
Play The Music Of...
Torii Records
2002
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[no cover]
Play The Music Of...
Tzadik
2001
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