Today’s featured Woman in Jazz is Shamie Royston.
This lady has quite the resume, she is a composer, a professional Master educator (she has conducted clinics for top ensembles throughout the U.S., adjudicated bands from high school to college levels) and pianist. She was born in Denver, into a musical family (her parents are jazz musicians Fred and Elthopia Fuller and her sister is Tia Fuller).
She has arranged works for a variety of artists from Geri Allen to Dianne Reeves and has also been commissioned by Metro State and the Colorado Music Education Association Conference. Her original compositions have been performed alongside Terence Blanchard, and composer Maria Schneider.
She has been a steady member of the Tia Fuller Quartet and has played with and recorded with many other great artists such as Christian McBride, Lonnie Plaxico, Ron Miles, and her sister Tia. She has also played at many of the top jazz venues and festivals in the world.
You can find out more about Shamie at her website.