Velvety-voiced keyboardist Elizabeth Shepherd arrived on the international scene in 2006 when her debut recording Start To Move was voted one of the top jazz albums of the year by listeners of the influential Gilles Peterson Show on BBC Radio. Since then, the Montreal-based soul-jazz innovator has established herself as one of the most alluring and imaginative artists on the scene today. A classical pianist who came to jazz through her love of old-school hip-hop, Shepherd has been hailed as “a jazz virtuoso blessed with a pop sensibility” (Real Detroit Weekly).

Shepherd’s music is characterized by her soulful vocals, intricate piano arrangements and introspective lyrics. She has a knack for crafting compelling melodies and often infuses her songs with social and political commentary. Her performances are known for their energy and emotional depth. Along with Esperanza Spalding and Robert Glasper, Elizabeth Shepherd is among the new wave of jazz-influenced musicians bringing the art form to a younger generation of music fans.