Shaffer

Paul Shaffer’s concert at the Clarion rescheduled to May 21

Paul Shaffer’s concert at the Clarion rescheduled to May 21

Fri Jan 7, 2022

Paul Shaffer

Paul Shaffer’s upcoming concert with the Brazosport Jazz Orchestra at The Clarion at Brazosport College has been rescheduled to Saturday, May 21. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets issued for the original Jan. 29 concert will be valid for the new May 21 date and no exchanges will be necessary.    

For 33 years Paul Shaffer served as David Letterman's musical director and sidekick. Shaffer began his career in 1972 as musical director of the Toronto production of "Godspell." He played piano in "The Magic Show" on Broadway in 1974, and then spent the next five years with the original "Saturday Night Live," where he played keyboards, composed special musical material and, in 1980, became a featured performer. 

In 1977, Shaffer took a brief break from the show to star in the CBS comedy series, "A Year at the Top," produced by Norman Lear and Don Kirshner. After his return to "Saturday Night Live," he collaborated with Gilda Radner on the songs for her Broadway show, in which he also appeared. He served as musical director for the Blues Brothers – John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd – for their triple-platinum album and national tour.

His guest-starring television appearances include “Ed,” “The Sopranos,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Schitt's Creek" and “How I Met Your Mother.” Shaffer starred with Bill Murray in – and was musical director for – the recent Netflix special "A Very Murray Christmas," directed by Sofia Coppola, for which he received his fourth Emmy nomination.

Shaffer’s May 21 show is being sponsored by Freeport LNG. Tickets are $50 for adults, $45 for seniors and $20 for students and children. Tickets are available online at clarionboxoffice.brazosport.edu or by calling the Clarion Box Office at (979) 230-3156. 

Shaffer is one of three shows remaining in the Clarion’s 2021-22 season. Other upcoming shows include Darryl Worley on March 25 and Gina Chavez on April 8.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Clarion Box Office at (979) 230-3156 or online at brazosport.edu/clarion.