The clarinetist and bandleader died in December, a half century after he withdrew abruptly from the jazz world.
The house will be open to the public by appointment from April 1 through April 9. Among the rare objects on view are instruments, sheet music, clothing—including his signature tuxedos—art, chess sets, fly-fishing equipment, and books, including signed copies of Shaw's own writings. Email Treaure Estate Sales at info@TreasureEstateSales.com to make an appointment.
Shaw had a series of hits with different ensembles, including "Beguine the Beguine," "Frenesi," and "Summit Ridge Drive." A handsome man, he married eight times and was a favorite target of gossip columnists, but he hated the attention and took a series of sabbaticals before quitting music altogether in 1954. He spent much of the remainder of his life writing fiction.