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Primary Instrument: Piano

Lee Shaw was born in Ada, Oklahoma. She began studying piano at the age of five. After graduating from high school, she attended the Oklahoma College for Women where she earned her Bachelor of Music in Piano. She earned her Master’s degree in piano at the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago. She also studied privately with concert pianist, Jesus Maria Sanroma in Puerto Rico. When she began playing piano in nightclubs in Chicago, she was sharing bills with the likes of Anita O’Day, Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughan. It was the 1950s, and fresh out of the conservatory, she drew mostly on her classical background, her encyclopedic knowledge of popular songs and her uncanny ability to play in any key....
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Awards

1987: “Bring Home the Stars”
Albany, NY 1988: “A Place for Jazz” Plaque Reads: “By Active presence as a musician and teacher, has added brilliance to the art of Jazz and to the quality of our lives” 1991: Hall of Fame Award
Capital Area Musician’s Association 1991: Lifetime Achievement Award
Troy-Cohoes YMCA 1993: Inducted into the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame 1993: Lee Shaw Day; Hometown of Ada, Oklahoma 1999: Alumni Hall of Fame
University of Science and Art
Chickasha, OK 2001: Swingtime Lifetime Achievement Award 2002: Honorary Doctorate
College of St. Rose
Albany, NY 2005: Albany Musician’s Association
Certificate of Recognition for Excellence
“Musician, Jazz Educator, Superb Pianist and Teacher”
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    Live At Art Gallery Reutlingen

    ARC - Artists Recording Collective
    2011
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    Blossom

    ARC - Artists Recording Collective
    2009
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    Lee Shaw Trio: Live in Graz

    ARC - Artists Recording Collective
    2008
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    Live in Graz

    ARC - Artists Recording Collective
    2008
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Live At Art Gallery Reutlingen

ARC - Artists Recording Collective (2011)

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Primary InstrumentPiano

LocationCohoes, NY

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