Born: December 2
CHIP SHELTON With incredible talent and perseverance, Chip Shelton has earned an undisputed reputation as one of the most renowned flutists in the world of jazz. And in recent years he has established himself as a formidable saxophonist as well. What separates Shelton from most other bandleaders is his ability as a multi-instrumentalist. He utilizes the entire woodwind family. Saxes include Tenor, Alto, Soprano, and Sopranino, all by the Yanagasawa Company which Shelton endorses. Flutes include the tiny piccolo, Bb flute, concert flute in C, alto flute, bass flute,contra-bass flute, and the Wesley End-Blown flute (custom fitted so it can be played in a saxophone position), Recently Shelton has added clarinet and bass clarinet to his practice sessions. His varied arsenal sometmes includes percussion, piano, or the unique C-tenor, and C-soprano saxes.....
AwardsChip Shelton's 6th CD "Peacetime" received a Top Jazz CD of 2006 Award from Soul-Patrol.com The original announcement appeared at http://www.soul- patrol.com/newsletter/2006/news12/best2006.html 44,000 Soul-Patrol Newsletter readers received notification of the yearly awards to artists who they feel have gone above and beyond in creating high quality music that helps to advance the culture that Soul-Patrol.com represents. Award presentation by Soul-Patrol CEO BOB DAVIS and a live CHIP SHELTON performance took place at the Soul-Patrol Convention in Philadelphia May,2007 in conjunction with the Philadelphia Black Heritage Festival.
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