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Andy Sheppard Bump 5250
Andy Sheppard is one of the few British Jazz musicians to have the rare honour of working with the most important contemporary American Big Band leaders/composers Gil Evans, George Russel and Carla Bley. It follows that Sheppard has often been inspired to create his own Big Band projects, most recently a commission by the Bergen Big Band for which he wrote Bump 5250. Featuring the cream of South West musicians, this will be the UK premiere of a big band suite that takes you through the ups and downs of falling in love.
Andy Sheppard bought his first Saxophone at the age of nineteen after being introduced to the jazz music of John Coltrane. He has since established himself as one of Britain’s foremost tenor and soprano saxophonists. During the late eighties, the British Jazz Awards awarded him not only best newcomer but best instrumentalist, best album and best big band. Known as a serial collaborator, Andy Sheppard has worked with some of the biggest names in jazz and is in huge demand for both his composing and arranging skills and for his legendary live performances.
See Andy Sheppard tour dates
St George's Bristol
- Great George Street (Off Park Street)
- BS1 5RR