Theron Shaw

Shaw's music is decidedly Caribbean with a cool refreshing feeling that mellows the spirit and invokes introspection.

About Me

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.

My Jazz Story

I love jazz a free music, without much boundaries I was first exposed to jazz was at the end of High School when a teacher played some CTI recordings, which led me onto electric Miles, and ive been roving backwards since that time I met [musician name]... The best show I ever attended was... The first jazz record I bought was... My advice to new listeners... Or whatever else you have in mind.

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