"Soulful coolness" - USA Today
Juno Nominee and artsPlace favourite, velvety-voiced pianist Elizabeth Shepherd arrived on the international scene in 2006 when her debut album '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 Worldwide. 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, it's perhaps no surprise that this globetrotting talent has developed such a distinct and unique voice.
"Wholly unique and unclassifiable style that blurs the boundaries between jazz, R&B, pop and hip hop, Elizabeth Shepherd is perceived by some commentators as a distaff equivalent to Robert Glasper. The truth is, though, that her music is deeper and more cerebral than Glasper's ... she's more like an intellectual Esperanza Spalding" - MOJO (UK)