ELIZABETH SHEPHERD

Live Act Indie soul/jazz
ELIZABETH SHEPHERD - Indie soul/jazz Live Act in MONTREAL

ELIZABETH SHEPHERD Short Info

“A jazz virtuoso blessed with a pop sensibility” - Real Detroit Weekly (US)

Velvety-voiced pianist Elizabeth Shepherd arrived on the international scene in 2006 when her debut album Start To Move was voted one of the Top 3 jazz albums of the year by the listeners of the influential Gilles Peterson Show on BBC Radio Worldwide. Since then, the Canadian souljazz innovator has released three widely acclaimed records and toured extensively in North America, Europe, Japan and Latin America. She has sold out legendary clubs from Tokyo to Detroit, played festivals like Montreal and North Sea Jazz Festivals, shared the stage with greats like Victor Wooten and Branford Marsalis and opened for Jamie Cullum at The Hollywood Bowl.

A four-time JUNO nominee (Canada’s Grammy equivalent), Elizabeth Shepherd has received widespread praise for her hip song-writing and soulful delivery. Along with Esperanza Spalding, Robert Glasper, and Jose James she is seen as part of a wave of young jazz musicians bringing the art form to a new generation of music fans. Elizabeth's upcoming album The Signal (out October 2, 2014 Germany, January 26, 2015 UK, France) is her most ambitious to date, features compelling collaborations with one-of-a-kind guitarist Lionel Loueke (Herbie Hancock, Angelique Kidjo), and has already been hailed by many critics as one of the best jazz albums of 2014. Elizabeth will be touring throughout the world in 2015 and 2016. www.elizabethshepherd.com

Praise for Elizabeth Shepherd's The Signal:

"The most important vocal jazz record to be released all year." Something Else (US)
"A soul-groove masterpiece"...."one of the big releases of 2014." Radio Cologne (Germany)
"One of the best jazz albums of the year" ICI Radio Canada
"Elizabeth Shepherd has delivered the best album of her career" La Presse
"It's the album that confirms it all: the talent, the originality, the singularity." Le Devoir
"The Signal is an excellent return for Shepherd; it's hip, bracing, sophisticated, and accessible." All Music (US)
"A Björk-meets-Steve Coleman-meets-Joni Mitchell sort of record that will further enhance the Canadian’s reputation." The Irish Times
"Elizabeth Shepherd's strongest album to date" Metro Morning, CBC Radio One
"A listener with ears cocked toward smart, jazz-inflected pop will probably want to rewind for another dose of aural candy." Ottawa Citizen
"Combining soul, funk, old-school hip-hop and jazz, of course, Shepherd delivers an album that should pique everyone's interest." EXCLAIM!
"Seductively draws you into its world and delivers music for both the mind and body." All About Jazz (US)
"A confident, if introspective, album by an artist in total control of her sound and message, making categorization beside the point." Burning Ambulance (US)
"The Signal came across my desk today and I am totally blown away." G.T Lawson, Interzone Radio
"The lyrical content is just as sharp as the compositions and arrangements" Revive Music (US)
"‘The Signal’ by Elizabeth Shepherd is stunning." Ride the Tempo
"First-rate recording" ... "Shepherd's funkiest release to date" Critics at Large
"A great album" rbb Radio Eins (Germany)
"One of the most creative, inventive, and delightful albums of the year" The Voice
"For the best in high concept genre-bending, try The Signal from nu-jazz explorer Elizabeth Shepherd." Cashbox Canada

“A jazz virtuoso blessed with a pop sensibility” - Real Detroit Weekly (US)

Velvety-voiced pianist Elizabeth Shepherd arrived on the international scene in 2006 when her debut album Start To Move was voted one of the Top 3 jazz albums of the year by the listeners of the influential Gilles Peterson Show on BBC Radio Worldwide. Since then, the Canadian souljazz innovator has released three widely acclaimed records and toured extensively in North America, Europe, Japan and Latin America. She has sold out legendary clubs from Tokyo to Detroit, played festivals like Montreal and North Sea Jazz Festivals, shared the stage with greats like Vict...

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Past Gigs ELIZABETH SHEPHERD

  • 09 | 2015 Beloeil, Canada TBA
  • 09 | 2015 Sherbrooke, Canada Centennial Theatre
  • 09 | 2015 St Jean Sur Richelieu, Canada TBA
  • 04 | 2015 Kitchener, Canada JazzRoom
  • 04 | 2015 Toronto, Canada Bloom
  • 03 | 2015 Bremen, Germany TBC
  • 03 | 2015 Kelowna, Canada TBA
  • 03 | 2015 Calgary, Canada Jazz YYC
  • 03 | 2015 North Battleford, Canada Chapel Gallery
  • 02 | 2015 Vernon, Canada TBA
  • 12 | 2014 Toronto, Canada Jazz Bistro
  • 12 | 2014 New York, USA Rockwood Music Hall
  • 12 | 2014 Brooklyn, USA TBA
  • 12 | 2014 New York, USA Drom
  • 11 | 2014 Saskatoon, Canada The Bassment
  • 11 | 2014 Fernie, Canada The Arts Station
  • 11 | 2014 Regina, Canada The Artesian
  • 11 | 2014 Medicine Hat, Canada The Theatre
  • 11 | 2014 Winnipeg, Canada Park Theatre
  • 11 | 2014 Brandon, Canada Lorne Watson Hall
  • 11 | 2014 Montreal, USA Cafe Campus
  • 11 | 2014 Edmonton, Canada Yardbird
  • 11 | 2014 Calgary, Canada Teardown
  • 10 | 2014 Regina, Canada The Artesian
  • 10 | 2014 Brandon, Canada Lorne Watson Hall
  • 10 | 2014 Montreal, USA Cafe Campus
  • 10 | 2014 Medicine Hat, Canada The Theatre
  • 10 | 2014 Winnipeg, Canada Park Theatre
  • 10 | 2014 Regina, Canada The Artesian
  • 10 | 2014 Brandon, Canada Lorne Watson Hall
  • 10 | 2014 Montreal, USA Cafe Campus
  • 10 | 2014 Brandon, Canada Lorne Watson Hall
  • 10 | 2014 Winnipeg, Canada Park Theatre
  • 10 | 2014 Brandon, Canada Lorne Watson Hall
  • 10 | 2014 New York, USA Rockwood Music Hall
  • 10 | 2014 Bragg Creek, Canada Bragg Creek Performing Arts Centre
  • 10 | 2014 Golden, Canada Golden Civic Centre
  • 10 | 2014 Montreal, USA Cafe Campus
  • 10 | 2014 New York, USA Rockwood Music Hall
  • 10 | 2014 Detroit, USA Cliff Bell's
  • 10 | 2014 Detroit, USA Cliff Bell's
  • 10 | 2014 Toronto, Canada Music Gallery
  • 10 | 2014 Toronto, Canada Music Gallery
  • 10 | 2014 Montreal, Canada L'Astral
  • 09 | 2014 Guadalajara, Mexico Teatro Vivian Blumenthal
  • 09 | 2014 Mexico City, Mexico Zinco Jazz Club
  • 09 | 2014 Minneapolis, USA Jazz Central Studios
  • 08 | 2014 Halifax, Canada Peggy Corkum Music Hall
  • 06 | 2014 Montreal, Canada Montreal Jazz Festival
  • 05 | 2014 Toronto, Canada Toronto Jazz Festival
  • 04 | 2014 Hamburg, Germany Elb Jazz

Discography ELIZABETH SHEPHERD

  • 2014 The Signal Album | Linus Entertainment
  • 2012 Rewind Album | Linus Entertainment
  • 2010 Heavy Falls the Night Album | DoRight!
  • 2008 Parkdale Album | DoRight!
  • 2007 Besides Album | DoRight!
  • 2006 Start to Move Album | DoRight!

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Origin

  • MONTREAL CA

Founded

  • 2006

Members

  • Elizabeth Shepherd Rhodes, MOOG, laptop, lead vocals
  • Thom Gill Guitar, vocals
  • Colin Kingsmore Drums, vocals
  • Scott Kemp Bass, vocals
  • Tara Kannangara Trumpet, vocals