Presented by Jazz Alive, a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation, Jazz Tales is a weekly live-stream concert. Your purchase of a Streaming Pass supports our mission of providing educational support in developing future artists and preserving this great art form through school and community programs.
Hosted by pianist Fred Hughes, each week Fred performs with and interviews guests talking about their careers, musical influences, and interesting tales from their years in the music business.
October 21st Jazz Tales welcomed the wonderfully creative guitarist, E Shawn Qaissaunee
E. Shawn Qaissaunee has been in demand as a multi-instrumentalist and composer for nearly thirty years. Sought out for his talents on guitar, bass, piano and both the rubab and dutar, instruments from his native Afghanistan, Shawn is known for his musical sensitivity, lyricism, and spirited drive to create excitement among listeners and fellow musicians.
He has released numerous recordings of his original music including Painting Pictures, Tell A Story, Passing Through, Afghan Jazz Project, and Comfort Me. Performances include the 2020 and 2018 Clifford Brown Jazz Festival and the 2019 Center City Jazz Festival in Philadelphia. Shawn has received numerous artist fellowships through the years including the 2019 Artist in Residence/Creative Fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Moulin a Nef in Auvillar, France.
You don’t want to miss this wonderfully creative guitarist and his unique story.