Shan ‘Shableek ‘ Richardson is a Professional Saxophonist born and raised in Charlotte, NC. He has been playing for 25 years and his musical background stems from a gospel foundation which began in the Pentecostal Church. Shan has a very unique style which consists of many genres of music. His soulful and melodic sound personifies the many experiences and obstacles he has faced. His music has been his escape from the many scars of life.
He was raised during the 70’s culture of R&B. this along with his traditional and contemporary jazz studies, creates the style of the man also known as ‘Bleek’, which was derived from the movie, ‘mo Better Blues’. Music is Shableek’s breath of life. He has been hailed as a lead singer on his instrument as audiences are mesmerized by his ability to emulate the nuances of a human voice through the alto, tenor and soprano saxophones. All three instruments are played with passion & soul.
Shableek’s live performances radiate energy and his love for music is felt on every song. He is normally accompanied by his band ‘Uncommon Jazz’ whom he has played with for over five years. It’s standing room only at their live shows. Shableek frequently plays for Bob Johnson events and has opened for major artists such as Floetry, Lyfe Jennings, Mint Condition, Sunshine Anderson and many others. His mission is to touch as many lives as possible with his music and to utilize the gifts god has given him to share with as many people as possible!!