Woody Shaw bio

Birth Name: Woody Shaw

Occupation: Trumpet Player

Place Of Birth: North Carolina

Date Of Birth: December24, 1944

Date Of Death: May 10, 1989

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Black

Nationality: American

Woody Shaw was born on the 24th of December, 1944. He was best known for being a Trumpet Player. Known as one of the “last innovators” in jazz and one of the greatest jazz composers and bandleaders of the twentieth century.

Woody Shaw was born in North Carolina. He started studying trumpet at the age of eleven and went on to attend Juilliard School of Music. He was born with photographic memory and perfect pitch.

Woody Shaw was a Capricorn and was born in the Baby Boomers Generation.

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Woody Shaw was born in 1940s. The early 1940s were dominated by World War II. Following the end of the war, it was the start of the Baby Boomer years and technology advancements such as the jet engine, nuclear fusion, radar, rocket technology and others later became the starting points for Space Exploration and Improved Air Travel. The 40s also brought us the Slinky, Velcro, Jeep, Tupperware and Frisbee. Discover what happened on this day.

Woody Shaw is part of the Baby boomers generation. Also known as "boomers", are the result of the end of World War II, when birth rates across the world spiked. They are associated with a rejection of traditional values. These hippie kids protested against the Vietnam War and participated in the civil rights movement.


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Woody Shaw’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Woody Shaw’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Woody Shaw kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Woody Shaw was born in the Year of the Monkey.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME:Woody Shaw
AGE GENERATION:Baby Boomers Generation
BIRTH SIGN:Capricorn
DEATH DAY:Wednesday



Zodiac Sign: Woody Shaw was a Capricorn. People of this zodiac sign like family, tradition, and dislike almost everything at some point. The strengths of this sign are being responsible, disciplined, good managers, while weaknesses can be to be the know-it-all, unforgiving, condescending and expecting the worst. The greatest overall compatibility with Capricorn is Taurus and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Woody Shaw was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign love to make people laugh and are generally energetic and upbeat but sometimes lack self-control.

Ruling Planet: Woody Shaw had a ruling planet of Saturn and has a ruling planet of Saturn and by astrological associations Saturday is ruled by Saturn. Saturn is a planet of commitment and responsibility, but also restriction and delay. People who are born with Saturn as the ruling planet are disciplined and are hard workers.

Woody Shaw’s birth sign is Capricorn and he had a ruling planet of Saturn.

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