Vernon's Jazz Club
6855 4th St. Village of Los Ranchos
Albuquerque NW (hidden behind Calico)
Artisan cocktails & Appetizers available at the bar.
Tell 'em, Joe Sent Me."
$10 Seating charge.
International trumpeter Bobby Shew is winner of the Grammy for Jazz Album of the Year (1983 Heavy Company). An Albuquerque native, Bobby Shew switched from guitar to trumpet at the age of ten. By the time he was thirteen he was playing at local dances with a number of bands and by fifteen he'd formed a group of his own. Bobby Shew's professional career truly began during his high school days, gigging six nights a week in a dinner club.
Bobby spent three years as the jazz trumpet soloist in the famed NORAD multi-service band. After his tenure with NORAD, Bobby joined the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra under the direction of Sam Donahue, where he had the opportunity to work with trumpet legend Charlie Shavers. Later, Bobby was asked to play with Woody Herman's band upon Bill Chase's recommendation. Throughout the seventies and eighties, Bobby also found a great deal of studio work for television, including on shows such as 'Hawaii 5-O', 'Streets Of San Francisco', 'Bob Newhart', 'Mary Tyler Moore', 'Don Kirschner's Rock Concert', 'Happy Days', 'Laverne And Shirley', and 'Eight Is Enough.' His signature sound can be heard on such soundtracks includes 'Grease I and II', 'Rocky I and II', 'The Muppet Movie', and 'Taxi' among many others.
Today, Bobby maintains a busy performing and private teaching schedule, which includes devoting a considerable amount of time to the education of young artists, conducting clinics and master classes at high schools and college campuses all over the world. Active on the Board of Directors of the International Trumpet Guild, Bobby has also acted as National Trumpet Chairman for the International Association of Jazz Educator's for 16 years. Bobby Shew never stops using his remarkable insight, sensitivity and creativity to inspire the next generation of jazz players and teachers.