They say that music is the language of the soul, and nothing could be truer for this musical prodigy. Born son of jazz violinist Michael Ward, he naturally gravitated to violin at the age of 3, beginning a professional music career at the age of 9. Throughout the course of his career, his soulful touch on the violin has won over the hearts of music lovers from all walks of life.
His creativity flourishes on stage not only as a solo performer and bandleader, but also as a music director, having served as MD for BET Music Matters Artists’ Ashley Kimbrae, and The Rap Pack; appearing on 106&Park and The BET Experience at LA Live, New Orleans Jazz Fest, Baton Rouge’s Live After 5, to backing R&B Crooners such as RL of “NEXT”, and Calvin Richardson. This talented musician has earned the admiration and affection of critics and fans alike. His universal appeal has allowed him to travel both domestically and internationally on Jazz, Blues, and R&B Tours, opening for artists such as R.Kelly, Anthony Hamilton, Carl Thomas, K.Michelle, Tyrese, and more.
His recent single “Better.Every.Day.(BED)” oozes feel good vibes that quickly transport you to the roller rinks of the 80’s, yet its infectious energy calls any age group or demographic to dance along, gaining major traction on social. This multi-talented musician is certain to deliver quite the XPERIENCE….ARE YOU READY?
Born son of world-renowned jazz violinist Michael Ward, Shaun’s passion for music was imbedded at birth. Picking up the violin at age 3, his musical abilities came naturally. He has progressed on to skillfully play various instruments, including the piano and guitar.
Shaun began his professional career traveling with his father by age 12. His style has matured to possess a unique soulful touch that is heartfelt with every note. However, he is not shy in merging the influences of differing genres to create an original sound that has electrified his stage show and presence. As a solo artist, or along with his band, The Shaun Ward Xperience, his sound is perfect for any occasion from classic R&B to jazz, to hip-hop to gospel.
His creativity flourishes on stage not only as a solo performer and bandleader, but also as a music director for himself and other artists. Shaun has held the position of music director for BET Music Matters Artists’ The Rap Pack and R&B songstress, Ashley Kimbrae, along with Universal Recording Artist Roi Anthony. Shaun has performed on BET’s 106&Park and the BET Experience 2013 at LA Live, as well as a backing band for J. Holiday, and R.L. of “NEXT”.
As an artist, his ability to infuse genres gives him a sound that is both refreshingly new, yet relatable. His universal appeal has allowed him to travel both domestically and internationally on Jazz, Blues, and R&B Tours. He has opened for artists such as Anthony Hamilton, Carl Thomas, K.Michelle, Tyrese, and more.
With his eclectic live band arrangements, he seamlessly merges the elements of Jazz, Funk, R&B, Hip-Hop and Experimental Rock, in his new EP, “Off to See the Wiz,” which is slated to be released in July 2015.