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Woody Herman Shaw, Jr. (December 24, 1944 – May 10, 1989) was an American virtuoso trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, composer and band leader, described by NPR Music as "the last great trumpet innovator".<ref name="NPR Article">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Shaw is regarded as one of the great jazz band leaders and innovators of his generation.<ref name="Allmusic">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Born with a photographic memory<ref name="Website Bio">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> and perfect pitch,<ref name="Trumpet In Bloom">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> he was considered to have been generations ahead of his time.<ref name="Arts Journal">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>


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