Dazzle Jazz presents Shamie Royston Trio Plus with Rudy Royston & Yasushi Yakamura on Friday, September 23 at 7 and 9pm.
Born in Denver, Colorado, Shamie Royston, pianist, composer and educator is a unique musician in her own way. She received her Master’s Degree in Music Composition where she won top honors. Most of her acclaim has been noted in her musical compositions as well as her exquisite ability to teach young musicians ranging from elementary school to the college level. She has been known to be one of the top educators in her field at previous educational institutions, and has been honored with awards for her teaching skills. She has given clinics and adjudicated high school and college jazz festivals and has been a clinician for top ensembles. But now Shamie Royston is an up and coming pianist in the New York City jazz scene.
She has an exquisite way of playing the piano, and her compositions are appreciated by many jazz listeners. She has written compositions for trumpeter, Sean Jones, the all women’s group, Sage, and saxophonist, Tia Fuller. Shamie was commissioned by the Penfield School District in New York to arrange an orchestra and big band piece of her original compositions.