Improvised music by Joel Leblanc and Evan Shaw
with Andrew Reed Miller
Fredericton-based guitarist Joel LeBlanc toured North America and Europe from 1997 - 2009 with the roots trio Hot Toddy. During that period, he performed at major international festivals in the blues, jazz and folk idioms respectively and opened for luminaries such as Bill Frisell and Dolly Parton. Composition and improvised music are his current pursuit. He’s played with a wide range of artists including: Tin Banger (trio), Geordie Haley, Tena Palmer, Mike Stevens, Raymond McLean, Juan Martin, Christine Duncan and The Element Choir, Ken Aldcroft, The Winter Coats, Nicole Rampersaud, Motion Ensemble, Chris Dadge, Suzie LeBlanc, JP Carter and others In 2013 Joel had two CD releases: Releases: “Ken Aldcroft and Joel LeBlanc- The Long and Short of It” and “Tin Banger - Music For Heathrow”
Saxophonist Evan Shaw has been performing and composing music for over 20 years and holds a Master of Music degree from The New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. His extensive work has taken him across the globe, where he has performed with such artists as Kenny Wheeler, Anthony Braxton and Malcolm Goldstein. He has also recorded on many critically acclaimed projects with Jean Martin, the AIMToronto Orchestra, Ken Aldcroft, Joel LeBlanc and Geordie Haley, among others. Performances include appearances at the Guelph International Jazz Festival, the International Association of Jazz Educators, the Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival, L’Off Festival de Jazz (Montreal), and the Banff International Jazz Workshop.