"A Renaissance Man of music, as he seemingly does it all."
- Mark Gorman, Newport This Week
Ben Shaw loves to make music. Not only is he a singer and songwriter, he is a jazz composer and saxophonist, a composer of 21st century classical, a poet, a writer of short-stories, and a music journalist, among many other pursuits. When asked why he chooses to work in such a diverse range of styles and mediums, Shaw has said that he feels compelled to because “After spending so much time in the early years of my practice doubting and maligning everything I wrote or played, I’ve worked hard to rid myself of the high expectations I put on myself. Now, without that burden, I feel free to try anything that comes to mind and to engage in my own creativity, all for the simple joy of making something new.”
Through his deep appreciation for a range of influences and mediums, Shaw makes music that comes from a unique voice that stretches over the vast expanse of music and the arts. This, coupled with his devotion to getting the best sound for each project he approaches, makes him a highly sought after collaborator for a number of artists of both local and international renown. Click the links below to learn more about the artists and view samples of their work.
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