Elizabeth Shepherd

Hailed as “a jazz virtuoso blessed with a pop sensibility”, velvety-voiced pianist and composer Elizabeth Shepherd has been praised by critics worldwide for her arrestingly original writing and soulful delivery. The Montreal-based soul-jazz innovator has established herself as one of the most alluring and imaginative artists on the scene today, and is seen as part of a wave of jazz musicians bringing the art form to a new generation of music fans.

The four-time JUNO nominee is the only jazz vocalist to ever have been nominated (twice) for the Polaris Prize. She has released five 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 Elb Jazz and the North Sea Jazz Festivals, and opened for Jamie Cullum at a sold-out Hollywood Bowl.

Elizabeth's new album MONTREAL is a film and music project devoted to her vibrant hometown.
Praise for MONTREAL:
• "Shepherd's voice imbues with dreamy splendour" - The Gazette
• "Smart, progressive lyrics over concise but richly textured compositions that ride contemporary, funky grooves" - Ottawa Citizen
• "Chick Corea-like space jazz piano meets French jazz pop intricacies" - The Globe and Mail
• "Shepherd sounds entirely on top of her game here, on every level; the resulting work is the best thing she's ever done." - The Record

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