Category: Andy Sheppard News

Shakespeare Songs Tour






  An Anglo-French project entitled Shakespeare Songs that combines the talents of three leading contemporary jazz voices, weaving their magic around a series of musical portraits of characters from Shakespeare’s plays and poems marking the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare. The music draws inspiration from Renaissance composers Thomas Morley and William Byrd, giving great importance to colour, melody,… Read more →

European Tour 02/2016 Andy Sheppard Quartet Surrounded by Sea






“a soundtrack to getting lost in the stars” ★★★★1/2  Downbeat ” translucently beautiful” ★★★★ The Guardian “career-defining moment for Sheppard” ★★★★ Jazzwise “poignant serenity”  f f f f  Télérama “lyrical flair with an ethereal tone” Financial Times “a quiet masterpiece” London Jazz News “titanic power with ineffable beauty” Jazz Times “beautiful crafts and a vision to capture the ineffable” Aftenposten “lyrical magic”… Read more →

Andy Sheppard Quartet ‘Surrounded By Sea’ (ECM) Autumn Tour 2015






  ” translucently beautiful” ★★★★ The Guardian “a soundtrack to getting lost in the stars” ★★★★1/2  Downbeat “career-defining moment for Sheppard” ★★★★ Jazzwise “poignant serenity”  f f f f  Télérama “a quiet masterpiece” London Jazz News   Book tickets at SERIOUS The elegantly poised textures of Andy Sheppard’s new quartet – given a haunting, other-worldly presence by the electronic soundscapes of guitarist Eivind Aarset… Read more →

Premiere: The Divine Paradox (of Human Beings in Paradise) by Andy Sheppard






Saxophonist and composer Andy Sheppard unveils his latest work, reflecting on the human condition and the potentially devastating impact of humanity on the planet. It will be performed at St George’s Bristol tomorrow 13th October as part of the Bristol Green Capital 2015 programme in partnership with Gathering Voices and Gurt Lush. “Kind of Green” an interview by Tony Benjamin… Read more →

The Divine Paradox (of Human Beings in Paradise ) by Andy Sheppard






Photo by Sara Da Costa A composition for massed community choirs, saxophone, percussion/electronics and double bass by the composer/saxophonist Andy Sheppard in conjunction with Gathering Voices, Gurt Lush and St Joseph’s Primary School with guest soloists. The piece is in seven parts and reflects upon the human condition and potentially devastating effects human society is having on planet Earth. The… Read more →

Surrounded By Sea (ECM) – 2015 UK Tour






” translucently beautiful” ★★★★ The Guardian “career-defining moment for Sheppard” ★★★★ Jazzwise  “lyrical magic” ★★★★★ BR Klassic Andy Sheppard tenor and soprano saxophones Eivind Aarset guitar Michel Benita double bass Sebastian Rochford drums   Buy on Amazon Buy on iTunes Buy on Hi-Res Audio   Surrounded by Sea, Andy Sheppard’s third ECM album, is a strongly atmospheric recording, and one whose associative title seems… Read more →