Woody Shaw

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Birthday
24, 1944
Birthplace
North Carolina
Death Date
May 10, 1989 (44)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
24, 1944
Birthplace
North Carolina
Death Date
May 10, 1989 (44)

About

Known as one of the "last innovators" in jazz and one of the greatest jazz composers and bandleaders of the twentieth century.

Before Fame

He started studying trumpet at the age of eleven and went on to attend Juilliard School of Music.

Trivia

He was born with photographic memory and perfect pitch.

Family Life

He raised a son named Woody Louis Armstrong Shaw III before his untimely demise.

Associated With

His trumpet playing was heavily influenced by the harmonic innovations of saxophonist John Coltrane.