SHAW - Ada, Oklahoma

ADA — Ada native Londa Lee Moore, known to the jazz world as pianist Lee Shaw, is coming to Ada Sunday, Nov. 9, at Dorothy I. Summers Theatre. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and students with valid IDs. Sales are now open to the public.

Shaw will be performing with Rich Syracuse, bassist, and Jeff Siegel, drummer, as the Lee ShawTrio. Born in Ada in 1926, Shaw learned the “American Songbook” tunes when they were new. She had a voracious appetite for music of all kinds: “I loved music, and I wanted to carry it with me wherever I went. That’s why I was really happy when tape recorders came along!”

She studied classical piano in Chicago, but the lure of jazz came strong, and soon she was playing in clubs all over the city. It was there that she met drummer Stan Shaw, a New York native whom she married. They formed a piano trio and eventually moved to NYC, where they played at Birdland and other top venues. Bandleaders such as Lionel Hampton asked her to join their groups, but she turned down these offers in order to focus on the trio with her husband.

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