- Hank Shaw
Henry Shalofsky, better known as Hank Shaw (June 23, 1926,
London- October 26, 2006, Kent) was an English bebop jazztrumpeter.
Shaw played with
Teddy Foster's band during World War IIat the age of 15. In the latter half of the decade he played in London with Oscar Rabin, Frank Weir, and Tommy Sampson, then switched permanently to playing bebop music in 1946 after hearing Dizzy Gillespie. He visited the United Statesin 1947, then moved to Canadaafter he was unable to secure a work permit. There he played with Oscar Petersonand Maynard Fergusonbefore returning to England in 1948. He was one of the early Club Elevenplayers, along with Ronnie Scott, John Dankworth, Lennie Bush, and others; he also played with many of these musicians on the recordings of Alan Dean's Beboppers.
After Club Eleven shuttered, Shaw played with
Vic Lewisand toured Europe with Cab Kaye, then joined Jack Parnell's ensemble in 1953 and Ronnie Scott's nonet in 1954. Shaw played regularly both live and as a session musician for many British jazz musicians over the course of the next twenty or so years, working with Joe Harriott, Tony Crombie, Don Rendell, Tony Kinsey, Stan Tracey, Bill Le Sage, and others. He led a quartet at the 100 Club in the 1960s, and played in the Bebop Preservation Societyand the John BurchQuartet for over two decades each. He retired due to ill health in the late 1990s and died in 2006.
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