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The Lee Shaw Scholarship Fund
At our next concert (June 9, 2019):
Dylan Canterbury (trumpet) is one of the most active musicians on the Capital District jazz scene. A graduate of the jazz studies program at SUNY Purchase, he studied trumpet with jazz legends Jon Faddis, Jim Rotondi and Ray Vega, while also getting to learn with such notables as Todd Coolman, Jimmy Greene, Steve Wilson, John Fedchock and John Riley. He has worked as a trumpeter with a wide variety of musicians over the years, including Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, the Jon Faddis Jazz Orchestra, the All-Star O'Rourkestra and the Smoke Big Band. Locally, he has been heard with Keith Pray's Big Soul Ensemble, the Empire Jazz Orchestra, the Phil Allen Concert Jazz Band and Cliff Brucker's Full Circle, among many others. Active in the world of education, he is an adjunct member of the Schenectady County Community College's School of Music faculty, where he directs the jazz ensemble and teaches jazz history. As an arranger and transcriber, he has prepared works for groups such as the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Barcelona Jazz Orchestra, and has over 50 published original compositions and transcriptions through Jazz Lines Publications, where he works as an editor.
Brian Patneaude is an active musician and educator living in New York's Capital District. In addition to leading his own quartet (with five critically acclaimed albums to their credit), the saxophonist has enjoyed lengthy tenures with numerous area ensembles including Michael Benedict and Bopitude, Keith Pray's Big Soul Ensemble, the Silver Arrow Band, the Refrigerators, Alex Torres and His Latin Orchestra and the Empire Jazz Orchestra. Patneaude has performed at the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Kingston International Jazz Festival, the Newport Jazz Festival Saratoga, the Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival, the Rochester International Jazz Festival, the A Place For Jazz concert series, and countless clubs and concert halls throughout the Northeast including an eight-and-a-half-year weekly residency at what was Albany's premiere jazz club - Justin’s. He holds a degree in music education from the College of Saint Rose. Patneaude currently teaches saxophone at Blue Sky Music Studios and Schenectady County Community College, where he also directs the school’s saxophone quartet and jazz combos.
Keyboardist/composer Robert Lindquist was born and raised in Albany. He has played piano since he was seven and started composing and improvising shortly thereafter. He attended SCCC and SUNY Potsdam for music education/performance and recently earned his masters in jazz studies at The College of St. Rose. He is trained in both classical and jazz piano. His teachers have included Dan Dobek (classical/jazz), Mark Evans (classical, SCCC), Eugenia Tsarov (classical, Crane School of Music), Lee Shaw (jazz piano, College of St. Rose) and Brett Zvacek (jazz studies, Crane School of Music). Rob has appeared in performance with Chuck D'Aloia, Jeff Siegel, Dave Calarco, John Menegon, Scott Wendholdt, Harry Allen, Dick Oatts and Brett Zvacek. Rob has won several awards while playing at the Notre Dame Collegiate Jazz Festival in 1999 from Benny Green and Chuck Israels. He has performed professionally since he was fifteen in upstate NY and also in Boston, NYC, and New Jersey playing many styles including jazz, rock and classical music.
New York City bassist John Menegon started his career playing bass in Montreal. After having worked for several years on the Canadian jazz scene with the great guitarists Sonny Greenwich, Mike Gauthier and Nelson Simons, and saxophonists Steve Grossman and Pat LaBarbara, he went on to hone his skills in NYC in the mid-80s. Since moving to New York to study jazz at Long Island University on a full scholarship, John has performed/recorded with Dewey Redman, David “Fathead” Newman, Matt Wilson, Frank Kimbrough, John Hicks, John Abercrombie, Steve Slagle, Yoron Israel, Jack DeJohnette, Kenny Burrell, Joel Frahm, Pat Metheny, Kenny Barron, Paul Bley, Anthony Braxton's Tri-Centric Orchestra, Nick Brignola, Jimmy Cobb, Al Foster, Slide Hampton, Sheila Jordan, Lee Konitz, Joe Lovano and many others. In addition to touring, recording, and composing, he has created and taught jazz workshops on the music of Jaco Pastorius, Miles Davis and Charles Mingus at Williams College (Williamstown, MA). He has also taught master classes at jazz festivals around the world, including the Panama Jazz Festival, Bolzano (Italy) and San Miguel de Allende (Mexico).
Menegon was the Bassist for jazz legends Dewey Redman and also David “Fathead” Newman for ten years (1998 - 2009). He recorded five CDs with Newman on High Note Records and was the bassist for the film on Dewey Redman’s Guggenheim Grant Project.
Quinton Cain is an aspiring young jazz drummer and composer living in New York City. Originally from Albany, he currently studies at the Manhattan School of Music and is pursuing a degree in jazz drums performance. Quinton has had extensive experience in accompaniment roles and as a bandleader, and has participated in many honors jazz conferences, the New York All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble, as well as the Empire State Youth Jazz Ensemble. He currently studies with John Riley. At their June, 2018, concert, the Swingtime Jazz Society presented a Lee Shaw Scholarship award to Quint.