Ben Shaw - Trumpet, Flugelhorn


Ben Shaw has been actively playing trumpet, flugelhorn, and trombone professionally since 1971. Some of the more notable Beach Music groups with whom he has performed are the John Barker Project, Legends of Beach,, and the Fantastic Shakers. He has also performed with Steve Owens and Summertime, the Holiday Band, and the Castaways; and has studio recording credits with all six of these bands. In addition to the Carolina Beach Music groups, Ben also plays with The North Carolina Brass Quintet and many big bands and orchestras in central North Carolina. His performance credits include The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, The Raleigh Symphony Orchestra, The Raleigh Jazz Orchestra, and Leon Jordan and the Continentals.

Ben studied Musical Instrument Manufacturing Engineering at North Carolina State University and received his Machinist Diploma from Durham Technical Community College. He is the founder and owner of The Brassworks, which specializes in the design and fabrication of ‘built to order’ custom trumpets and mouthpieces.

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