Elizabeth Shepherd returns with The Signal
September 19, 2014 » Over four critically–acclaimed albums, Elizabeth Shepherd has created a body of work that has resonated around the world. Credited as one of the young forces pushing the boundaries of jazz, Shepherd continues to create her own artful, soulful and hip brand of music with her upcoming release, The Signal.
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. Versed in equal parts Stevie Wonder, Salvation Army brass bands and classical sonatas, it is perhaps no surprise that this globetrotting talent — a Polaris Prize Long List and two–time JUNO Award nominee — has developed such a distinct and unique voice.
With The Signal, Shepherd joins the ranks of an exclusive group of artists committed to uncompromising and playful exploration, unafraid of falling between the genre cracks. Highlights include her collaborations with Lionel Loueke (Herbie Hancock, Angelique Kidjo) — one of the most celebrated guitarists of his generation — which are both sublime and funky.