An intriguing and versatile British saxophonist, Andy Sheppard is known for his post-bop and modern creative jazz sound. He initially emerged in the 1980s playing with progressive composer George Russell, and on projects with pianist Carla Bley. Along with his own albums like 1988's Andy Sheppard, he has regularly collaborated in a trio with Bley and bassist Steve Swallow, issuing albums like 2013's Trios, 2016's Andando el Tiempo, and 2020's Life Goes On. Born in 1957 in Warminster, Wiltshire, England, Sheppard did not start playing music until he was 19 and planning to go to art college; a listen to John Coltrane's recordings changed the direction of his life. Within three weeks Sheppard was playing in public, but quite a few years of scuffling followed as he learned his craft and developed his own sound. In 1986, Sheppard won a jazz ...
Read Full Biography

Album Highlights

See Full Discography

Artists Moods

Artists Themes