Andy Sheppard with Shakespeare Songs

Andy Sheppard with Shakespeare Songs

Savour the honeyed tones of saxophonist Andy Sheppard, performing music inspired by characters from Shakespeare in a sparkling dialogue with French pianist Guillaume de Chassy and drummer Christophe Marguet.

Tour Dates

13 Mar, 8pm, €12 / €10 Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny
14 Mar, 8pm, €16 / €14 Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar
15 Mar, 8:30pm, €15 / €12 The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon
16 Mar, 8pm, €20 / €15 Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin 8
18 Mar, 8pm, €20 / €18 Triskel Christchurch, Cork
19 Mar, 8pm, €16 / €14 Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire
20 Mar, 8pm, €20 / €18 glór, Ennis
21 Mar, 8pm, €15 / €12 Station House Theatre, Clifden
22 Mar, 8pm, €18 / €15 / €9 Hawk's Well Theatre, Sligo

’The great English poet of the saxophone’, jazz virtuoso Andy Sheppard joins forces with drummer Christophe Marguet and pianist Guillaume de Chassy in a musical journey across Shakespeare’s world. Part-improvised and part-written, the music draws inspiration from Renaissance composers Thomas Morley and William Byrd, with the trio unfolding an extraordinary palette of sounds to conjure up everything from star-crossed lovers and brooding Danish princes to the rustling advance of Birnam Wood.

West Country saxophone colossus Andy Sheppard has composed over 350 works and collaborated with artists as varied as percussionist Nana Vasconcelos, violinist L. Shankar, pianist Joanna MacGregor, songwriter John Martyn and a myriad of leading jazz figures, including Carla Bley, George Russell and the late Gil Evans. De Chassy and Marguet, who share writing duties on the project, have between them collaborated with such luminaries as Paul Motian, Mark Murphy, Enrico Rava, Buddy de Franco, Kenny Wheeler, John Scofield and Evan Parker. 

 

Andy Sheppard, saxophones
Guillaume de Chassy, piano
Christophe Marguet, drums

 

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13 Mar Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny 8pm, €12 / €10 074 9120777 (An Grianán) Regional Cultural Centre
14 Mar Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar 8pm, €16 / €14 094 9023733 Linenhall Arts Centre
15 Mar The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon 8:30pm, €15 / €12 071 9650828 The Dock
16 Mar Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin 8 8pm, €20 / €15 01 6770014 Music Network
18 Mar Triskel Christchurch, Cork 8pm, €20 / €18 021 4272022 Triskel Christchurch
19 Mar Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire 8pm, €16 / €14 01 2312929 Pavilion Theatre
20 Mar glór, Ennis 8pm, €20 / €18 065 6843103 glór
21 Mar Station House Theatre, Clifden 8pm, €15 / €12 095 21699 (info only - tickets on the door) Clifden Arts Society
22 Mar Hawk's Well Theatre, Sligo 8pm, €18 / €15 / €9 071 9161518 Hawk's Well Theatre

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"An ability to make even the simplest melodic fragments sound profound and beautiful"

- The Jazz Mann, on Andy Sheppard

"A magical performance"

- The Jazz Breakfast, on Shakespeare Songs

"A completely enticing jazz-meets-Shakespeare show "

- The Guardian, on Shakespeare Songs