Woody Shaw
Born: 1944

Woody Shaw, Jr. was born in Laurinburg, N.C. on
December 24th, 1944 to Rosalie Pegues Shaw and
Woody Shaw, Sr. He grew up in Newark, New Jersey,
and began playing trumpet at the age of 11. Shaw
attended Arts High School in Newark where he studied
trumpet and music theory with Jerome Ziering. Newark
has a rich Jazz history and many notable Jazz artists are
originally from there, including Sarah Vaughan, Wayne
Shorter, Eddie Gladden, Larry Young, and Grachan
Moncur III. His first and perhaps… Continue

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