Warren Shadd is a second generation piano technician and third generation musician. He has performed and toured worldwide in every aspect of live and recorded music with hundreds of celebrities. On drums, at the early age of four, he played his first of many jazz concerts, and was proclaimed a child prodigy. From high school through Howard University, Warren performed with numerous icons as listed below. As a piano technician, Warren has tuned, repaired, or rebuilt pianos for countless major performing artists, concert halls, churches, schools, and institutions worldwide. In 2003, Warren founded SHADD Pianos USA, a Piano and Keyboard Manufacturing Company.
As a piano technician, Warren has tuned and/or rebuilt pianos for:
Tony Bennett, Herbie Hancock, Aretha Franklin, Josh Groban, Richard Smallwood, Stanley Clarke, Roberta Flack, Wynton Marsalis, David Sanborn, Al Jarreau, Shirley Horn, Joe Sample, Smokey Robinson, Lang Lang, Ramsey Lewis, Diane Schuur, Will Downing, Geri Allen, McCoy Tyner, Patti Austin, George Duke, Paquito D'Rivera, Terence Blanchard, Quincy Jones, Dr. John, Dave Brubeck, John Scofield, Gladys Knight, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dr. Billy Taylor, Abbey Lincoln, George Benson, Freddie Cole, Poncho Sanchez, President William Jefferson Clinton, Mavis Staple, Nancy Wilson, Wayne Shorter, Hiromi Uehara, Peter White, Mose Allison, Dick Morgan, Stanley Cowell, The Department of State, The Smithsonian, BET Television, The Kennedy Center, The Library Of Congress, The Pentagon, Ronald Reagan Building, Ford's Theater, Lincoln Theater, National Theater, Warner Theater, Duke Ellington School of Arts, Blues Alley, Catholic University, Howard University, University of the District Of Columbia, University Of Maryland, Miss America Pageant, numerous churches, etc.
Warren Shadd Inventor/CEO/Manufacturer SHADD Pianos & Keyboards, USA
"I do know there’s a responsibility with this, to make the best piano - not one of the best - the best piano, period, in the world, and that’s what I believe I’ve done. I’m a perfectionist, so every nuance that goes into this piano has to be very best."
On drums, Warren has toured, performed, and/or recorded with:
Wynton Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, Shirley Horn, Pieces Of A Dream, Duke Ellington Orchestra, Savion Glover, Redd Foxx Revue, Nell Cater, Wallace Roney, Lionel Hampton, Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, Dizzy Gilespie, Phyllis Diller, Richard Smallwood, The Nicholas Brothers, Dick Morgan, Ruth Brown, Slide Hampton, Etta Jones, Sir Roland Hanna, Mark Murphy, Phil Woods, Pepper Adams, Big Joe Turner, Ben Vereen, Phil Woods, Phyllis Hyman, James Moody, Kenny Burrell, Nicholas Payton, Zoot Simms & Al Cohn, Dr. Michael White, Andrew White, The Blackbyrds, Joshua Redman, Jimmy Smith, Joe Williams, Jon Hendricks, Melba Moore, Frank Wess, Milt Jackson, Keter Betts, Gary Bartz, Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Dorothy Donegan, etc.
Broadway Show Music Director (past): Kennedy Center • Ford's Theater, etc. Broadway Shows: Ain't Misbehavin' (Nell Carter & Original Cast) • The Wiz, etc.,
Special Performing Events: Presidential Inaugurations of Bill Clinton, George H. W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, numerous White House shows, and Television Performances.
Company Profile: Founded in 2002, SHADD is a USA Washington, DC based manufacturing company with production and development in New York. SHADD owns several important and innovative patents that advances technology for musical instruments. SHADD's new technology propitiously changes the way we perform, create, teach, record, interact, and conceptualize music.