Three-time Juno Nominated Soul- Jazz Virtuoso Elizabeth Shepherd Announces Nelson Concert
Fresh off the heels of headlining tours in Mexico and Eastern Canada, three-time Juno nominee, and two-time Polaris long list artist Elizabeth Shepherd is bringing her progressive soul-jazz sound to Canada’s west coast, including stops in Nelson and Trail November 16 and 19.
Performing songs from her acclaimed new album The Signal, which features contributions from Lionel Loueke, the legendary Herbie Hancock’s guitarist, Shepherd’s stop in Nelson is at the Shambhala Music Hall.
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 jazz albums of the year by the listeners of the influential Gilles Peterson Show on BBC Radio Worldwide.
Since then, the Montreal-based soul-jazz innovator has established herself as one of the most alluring and imaginative artists on the scene today.
Versed in equal parts Stevie Wonder, Salvation Army brass bands and classical sonatas, it is perhaps no surprise that this globetrotting talent has developed such a distinct and unique voice.
Elizabeth has been hailed as “a jazz virtuoso blessed with a pop sensibility”, praised by critics worldwide for her arrestingly original writing and soulful delivery.
Along with artists like Esperanza Spalding, Robert Glasper, and Jose James she is seen as part of a wave of jazz musicians bringing the art form to a new generation of music fans.
Shepherd has released four widely acclaimed records and toured extensively in North America, Europe, Japan and Mexico.
She has sold out legendary clubs from Tokyo to Detroit, played major festivals like Montreal and North Sea Jazz Festivals, shared the stage with Victor Wooten, Branford Marsalis and Christian McBride, and opened for Jamie Cullum at The Hollywood Bowl.
Shepherd is also the only jazz vocalist to ever have been long listed for the 2015 Polaris Prize – Canada’s most prestigious music prize.