Shan Baker moved to the NYC area in 2009. Since, Shan has performed in several different ensembles while also writing inventive, original music for various instrumentations. Currently, Shan co-leads, composes for, and plays saxophones, in The Erica Seguine & Shan Baker Jazz Orchestra, a 21-member progressive large ensemble based in NYC.
Courageous, heart-driven, and often immersing the listener into darkness, with moments of light, Shan's music is written from an intuitive awareness of energy and its influences on the human psyche. Feelings of grief, loss, isolation and brokenness emerge to the surface through their music, resulting in clarity, hope, beauty and healing.