Q - e. shawn qaissaunee (kay-saw-nee)

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Shawn is one of the most inspiring musicians I've ever had the pleasure to listen to and honor to work with. His style is fluid, tasteful and highly creative. True story - on hotel gig that my company had booked Shawn for, Stevie Wonder happened to walk past as he was staying in the hotel. Stevie decided on the spot to tell his manager to go get his instrument from his hotel room so he could sit in with Shawn on the fly - thats just about the greatest testament to this man's musical abilities that can be told.

Brian Lapann (Owner-Mole Street-booking agency, Philadelphia, PA) 

Shawn Q. came to us highly recommended and quickly earned a residency performing on our vineyard stage. He has been performing for our guests for over a year and they love his diverse music selection. Shawn is professional, friendly, and easy to work with...We would highly recommend him!

Bo Rains Sales & Enoteca Manager/Marketing Coordinator/Music Booker

Auburn Road Vineyards & Winery - Jan 2019

E. Shawn Qaissaunee is a talent that knows no boundaries, no limits and no pretentiousness. From exotic Afghan rhythms to jazz standards and fusion, he is a true treasure to the Wilmington/Philadelphia area. Shawn is a tireless, yet humble, self promoter. He had helped me to develop a jazz night at my restaurant, that continues to be a success today. He will be an asset to your establishment, like he is to mine.

Gador Dorak, G.M.  Gallucio's Restaurant

E. Shawn Qaissaunee's solo guitar performances conjure the sounds of the four corners of the globe.  From a soulful immersion of American Blues and Rock n' Roll to the folkloric richness of his native Afghan roots to the complexity of Jazz as it draws upon its origins in complex African rhythms to the popular songs that ring true in everyone's hearts.

E. Shawn is an alchemist of melody and harmony. He delivers a style that is both playful and profound.

Peter Gaudioso - Professional Singer/Percussionist (Philadelphia, PA)