Saugerties Pro Musica
   2010 Concert Season

Lee Shaw Trio

March 21st, 2010

Swinging, exciting, acoustic jazz piano trio led by a  woman who not only expands the tradition but helped to create it. 


Program  Bios 

Selections to be determined on the day of the concert. The Lee Shaw Trio will perform the jazz classics they helped to turn into the “standards” we all know today.



Pianist, composer, and bandleader, Lee Shaw is a youthful octogenarian who has more energy, passion, and intellectual curiosity than many people a fraction of her age. She has had her own swinging, acoustic jazz piano trio for more than 40 years, during which time she performed in numerous clubs, concerts, and festivals in the United States and Europe.  Her latest CD/DVD, Live in Graz, brings us face to face with this genius of jazz who is finally receiving her due. 

Since 1983, Lee has been adjunct faculty at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York, and also instructs privately.  Lee is an ardently passionate teacher.  "So many jazz musicians have been so generous to me in the past. The only way I can truly thank them is to pass on to my students what I learned from them. "


In 2001 a new incarnation of the trio formed when Lee, bassist Rich Syracuse, and drummer Jeff (Siege) Siegel began playing together.

The Lee Shaw Trio has appeared at the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. New York state performances include the Lake George Jazz Festival, Hyde Museum, Saugerties Pro Musica, Adirondack Community College, Wall Street Jazz Festival, North Pointe Cultural Arts Center, Spencertown Academy, Rensselaerville Institute, Schenectady Museum, the concert series A Place for Jazz, SUNY Albany, and their CD release concert in the new Massry Center for the Arts.  In Oklahoma, the trio has played at East Central University, Oklahoma Central University, and the University of Science and Arts. In 2006, Lee Shaw and bassist Rich Syracuse played a concert at Steinway Hall in San Jose, California.  Lee has also appeared on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz program, and NPR hailed her, along with McPartland, and the late Mary Lou Williams, as “one of jazz’s premier pianists.”

All concerts are on Sunday at 3 PM

at the Saugerties United Methodist Church

on the corner of Washington Avenue & Post Street

Admission $12 - Seniors $10 - Students Free


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