Jazz guitarist E. Shawn Qaissaunee and the Q Factor band will perform for Jazz Alive’s Friday Night Jazz Club!
Shawn 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, he is known for his musical sensitivity, lyricism, and spirited drive to create excitement among listeners and fellow musicians.
Shawn 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.