Joseph Shabason is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and recording artist. After graduating as a saxophone major from the University of Toronto Jazz Performance program in 2006 he went on to play and tour in the bands Destroyer, The War On Drugs, Andre Ethier and DIANA. Two albums that he has recorded on (Kaputt and Poison Season) have been Short-listed for the Polaris Music Prize and the self-titled album from his own band DIANA was long-listed for the Polaris Prize. Kaputt was voted the No. 2 album of the year by Pitchfork Media and Poison Season was nominated for a JUNO Award in 2015. Under his own name he has released the albums Aytche, Anne and Anne EP on Western Vinyl. He has released the records Muldrew with Ben Gunning (Seance Center) and Philadelphia with Shabason, Krgovich and Harris (Idee Fixe). Philadelphia was met with critical acclaim, and listed as one of the Top 50 albums of the year by FADER in 2020. His 4th solo album, The Fellowship is due out on Western Vinyl and Telephone Explosion in April of 2021.
Sunday May 22 @10pm - Le Cha Cha - FREE - 18+