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Shaw's music is decidedly Caribbean with a cool refreshing feeling that mellows the spirit and invokes introspection.
Guitarist composer and arranger Theron ‘Terry’ Shaw consistently creates his music
through persistent hard work and dedication. He has tapped into his own unique method
of mastery, and through his stylistic adaptability, can play several genres of music.
Shaw’s career as a guitarist began at an early age. At eleven years old, he began the study
of the instrument that has become his lifelong dedication, only to be rivaled by his passion
for the fine art’s, of which acrylic, watercolour and pastels are his favourites.
Upon completion of his early studies, he went on to attend Howard University, where he
graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Therapy Cum Laude in 1994. Additionally, he
also completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Education from The University of The West
Indies, St Augustine.
As an accompanist, Theron has shared the stage with The Mighty Sparrow, Ernan Lopez
Nussa, Arturo Tappin, David Rudder, Andy Narell, Andre Tanker, Len Boogsie Sharpe, Ella
Andel, Mavis John, While as leader, Theron has been featured at the 2002 edition of Pan
Ramajay, The 2003 edition of Caribbean Jazz Waves in New York and Washington D.C.,
The We Beat Festival 2004, Jazz on the Hill 2004, and Jazz on the Greens 2005 and 2009.
On his debut 2003 CD release The Sojourn, Terry used the death of his sister to cancer as
a catalyst for the compositions and arrangements, while his second CD Right Here Right
Now was released in October 2008.