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Theron Shaw

Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: October 5    

Theron Shaw

Guitarist composer and arranger Theron Terry Shaw consistently creates his music through persistent hard work and dedication. He has tapped into his own unique method of mastery, and through his stylistic adaptability, can play several genres of music.

Shaw’s career as a guitarist began at an early age. At eleven years old, he began the study of the instrument that has become his lifelong dedication, only to be rivaled by his passion for the fine art’s, of which acrylic, watercolour and pastels are his favourites.

Upon completion of his early studies, he went on to attend Howard University, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Therapy Cum Laude in 1994. Additionally, he also completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Education from The University of The West Indies, St Augustine....
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Guitarist Theron Shaw has a gentle fire that burns magnificently on his new instrumental CD, The Sojourn.The ten songs on the CD are all beautifully arranged and Shaw’s six originals glow with wit and mastery of his instrument...Lisa Allen-Agostini,Trinidad Guardian,25 April 2003.

Not surprisingly, Shaw's aggregation presented similar fare to the élan parle agenda, setting himself apart only through deft fingering on the fret board, as best evidenced in his interpretation of Kitchener's “Pan in Harmony”. ,,,,,San Fernando Jazz Festival review By Terry Joseph Tuesday, November 16th 2004, Trinidad Express

Another calypso number from the élan archives is guitarist Theron Shaw’s deft rendition of Ras Shorty I’s Endless Vibrations, which first appeared on Kindred Spirits, and is now one of the pillars of Shaw’s solo outing The Sojourn...The nicest surprise on this album of solid jazz-fusion numbers, however, is Morning Loving ” yes, the Francis Escayg/Fireflight number from way back when ” which features a rich musical bed, including trumpet by Etienne Charles, sexy background vocals, and Shaw’s soaring guitar, which flies freely from jazz to rock riffs and back again....Georgia Popplewell,

The Caribbean Beat Issue #63 September/October

Accompanied by Terry Shaw on guitar, she evoked quite a bit of emotion with the interpretation of the song. Shaw did an excellent job of weaving through the complex harmonic progressions of the tune and the eventual outcome of the duet, later joined by Reid’s bass, showed a high level of musicality on the part of both Andall and Shaw.

A review by Orville Wright Trinidad Guardian, Wednesday March 15th, 2006

82 ES 335, Godin Grande Conce, PRS McCarty, Fender Strat, Alhambra nylon ac

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