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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

Joseph Shahady

Trumpeter and composer Joe Shahady is popular in many Tallahassee venues, most notably at the Cascades Park Amphitheater for the Sunrise Series Concert in October 2021. Before coming to Tallahassee in 2019 to study jazz under trumpeter and bandleader Scotty Barnhart, he was selected to play trumpet in the Florida Music Educators Association 2019 All-State Jazz Band.  Joe is also a three-time winner of the Bob Washington Jazz Scholarship competition. He is heavily influenced by musicians Lee Morgan, Blue Mitchell, Freddie Hubbard  Lester Bowie and many more. A junior at Florida State University majoring in Jazz Studies, Joe is looking forward to moving on to a new city to continue his studies and his career as a trumpeter and composer. He’ll be appearing at Word of South in connection with the tribute to Nat and Cannonball Adderley.