June 23, 2020, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm | Tuesday
Program Fee: $25
Program Fee Member: members $21.25
Singer/pianist/composer Elizabeth Shepherd and guitarist Michael Occhipinti represent a magical pairing of two of Canada’s most exciting musicians, both in the world of jazz where they are best known, and beyond as the two refuse to be constrained by genre. The two have collectively received over a dozen nominations for Canada’s JUNO Award, and have toured across Canada, the U.S., Mexico, and Europe.
Elizabeth was the central vocalist and pianist for Michael Occhipinti's The Universe of John Lennon, and Michael has spent several years touring as a member of Elizabeth's group, including for her latest album MONtréal. Having witnessed the reaction audiences have to their interplay as a duo and how Michael’s creative guitar work beautifully suits Elizabeth’s intimate voice and piano work, the two entered the studio at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in the spring of 2019 to document their unique duo repertoire. Their first album as co-leaders will be released in the spring of 2020, with tours of Canada, the U.S.A. and Europe to follow.