Twin Cities-based guitarist Joel Shapira is a master performer of both classical and jazz repertoire. A Saint Paul native, Joel attended Berklee School of Music in Boston and Mannes School of Music in New York City where he lived, performed and taught for eight years, and also studied with jazz legends Joe Pass and Tal Farlow.

Joel Shapira, guitar

Pete Whitman, saxophone

Tom Lewis, bass

Dave Schmalenberger, drums

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  1. Simone (Frank Foster)
  2. Turnaround (Ornette Coleman)
  3. Nardis (MIles Davis)
  4. Confirmation (Charlie Parker)
  5. How Insensitive (Jobim/Gimbel/Moraes)
  6. Have You Met Miss Jones (Rodgers & Hart)
  7. Time Remembered (Bill Evans)
  8. Invitation (Kaper/Webster)
  9. It Could Happen To You (Burke/Van Hausen)


Recorded, engineered, and mastered by Matthew Zimmerman at Wild Sound Studios, Minneapolis, MNDesign by Qua’s Eye Graphix
Produced by Joel Shapira

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