Collin Shook

Collin ShookCollin Shook is an American jazz pianist, composer, and bassist. After 5 years of performing and recording in Tucson AZ (2009-14), Collin relocated to Austin, Texas, as his home base from where he performs piano and double bass as a sideman and leader.
In collaboration with the art co-op “Topology” in East Austin, Collin created “Monks Jazz Club”, a pop-up, nomadic listening room concept in September 2016. Distilling the best qualities of jazz listening rooms around the world and his experiences gigging for nearly a decade, this once-a-month or so series provides a space for musicians and patrons to experience the music with a theatre vibe at small club pricing. Collin’s compositions and voice as a pianist lends towards a blend of more modern, post-bop pianistic styles, drawing influence from Bill Evans, McCoy Tyner, Tommy Flannigan, as well as Brad Mehldau, Stefano Bollani, Aaron Parks… “Clearly Shook knows his Bill Evans, a joyous thing. His pacing, voicing and dramatic builds have Evans whispering in his ear.” – Marc Myers Collin Shook2012
Collin’s second record is due in the Spring of 2016, featuring 6 original compositions for quintet featuring Tucson’s finest: Mike Moynihan, Max Goldschmid, Dylan DeRobertis, and Tim Rachbach. Collin teamed up with Tucson’s Matt Pirc (drums) and Dylan DeRobertis (double bass) in the Fall of 2010, where they began writing and performing original music. Their debut album, “Derivatives” (Mont Elefant-2012), features 11 of these original compositions. Collin received the “Best Keyboardist” award from the Tucson TAMMIES (Local Music Awards) in 2012, and two of his bands (Collin Shook Trio and Black Jackalope Ensemble) placed in 2nd and 3rd place in the “Best Jazz Band” category for Tucson.

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