Dr. Brian Shaw
Minsky Recital Hall
School of Performing Arts
Project Abstract/ Summary
Sweet Time Suite by Kenny Wheeler (1930-2014) is a landmark long form Jazz composition. A work of 40 minutes in length, Sweet Time Suite is rarely performed live. The 1990 album on which this piece appears, "Music for Large and Small Ensembles" is considered one of the most innovative and influential jazz albums of the last 30 years.
Dr. Shaw is an acknowledged expert on the work of Kenny Wheeler. He is currently working on an authorized autobiography.
Dr. Shaw is responsible for the new Critical Edition of STS, published by the Estate of Kenny Wheeler. He has been invited to lead the UMaine Jazz Ensemble in a complete performance on April 20, 2017. During his time in residence at UMaine, he will work with all aspects of the UMaine Jazz Program: Class lectures, coaching, teaching trumpet lessons, and soloing as well as conducting at the UMJE concert.
The University of Maine College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, "Dr. Brian Shaw - Guest Residency" (2016). Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series. 367.