Bob Sheppard Talks Recording, Practicing, Chick Corea, and More

A household name for saxophonists worldwide, Bob Sheppard has done it all. Superstar names such as Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Perter Erskine, Joni Mitchell, Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder and many, many, many legends pack his world-class resume. Splitting his time between Los Angeles, and New York, Bob’s forged working relationships with the best musicians on both coasts.

As a first-call multi-woodwind studio sideman, he’s played on over a hundred movie and television soundtracks, and can occasionally be heard soloing on the massively popular television show, American Idol.

With his new album, Close Your Eyes, Bob recruits Antonio Sanchez, Gabe Noel, John Beasley, and Alan Pasqua along with other greats to create a sonically rich interactive jazz experience.

As a passionate music educator, Sheppard is a part-time faculty member at the USC Thorton School of Music, and frequently a guest clinician at colleges around the country.

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