Bob Sheppard Biography
After receiving a Master's Degree from The Eastman School of Music, Bob Sheppard quickly became established as one of the most highly respected and well-known improvising artists on the music scene today. Complementing his success as an international jazz artist, he is also in high demand in Los Angeles for session work in many music studios, having recorded more than 100 television and movie soundtracks. A musician, who meets the highly disciplined requirements of session work with equal artistry in all musical situations and styles, he has built a career consisting of many long term collaborations with leading and respective artists. In addition to being an accomplished saxophonist, he is an impressive multi-instrumentalist playing flutes, clarinet, and bass clarinet.
Currently a member of The Peter Erskine Trio, he has also toured with Chick Corea's "Origin" for two years and is featured on Chick Corea's Grammy nominated CD, "Change."
Most recently, Bob appeared during the summer of 2000 as a featured soloist with Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now Tour" and Steely Dan's "World Tour 2000," and has completed work on a new solo album to be released in 2001. As an educator, Bob Sheppard is affiliated with the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.