- Lee Shaw
Dubbed “Albany’s Queen of Jazz,” Shaw studied with Oscar Peterson and worked with Arnie Lawrence, Frank Foster, Pepper Adams, Zoot Simms, Al Cohn, Al Grey, Richard Davis, Slam Stewart, and a long list of other greats. Among her own students is Medeski, Martin & Wood keyboardist John Medeski. A member of the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, she famously passed up an offer to join Lionel Hampton’s band in order to focus on her own career.
Enjoy this trailer for the film:
Lee’s 88 Keys will be shown at Spencertown Academy in Spencertown, New York, on January 12 at 7:30pm. Pianist Wayne Hawkins will perform some of Shaw’s music and Robbins will introduce the film. Tickets are $20 public ($15 Academy members; $10 students) For more information, call (518) 392-3693 or visit https://spencertownacademy.org/.