Fresno City College Hosts 21st Annual City Jazz Festival


Bob Sheppard
Over the course of an extraordinarily diverse career that has made him a first call musician in the realms of jazz, pop and the studio worlds, multi-woodwind specialist Bob Sheppard has always let his array of saxophones, flutes and clarinets do the talking. Sheppard has been a member of the Billy Childs Ensembles and the Peter Erskine trio for over a decade. He has toured with Steely Dan and Boz Scaggs, and brought his diverse talents to more recent performances with James Taylor, Natalie Cole and Queen Latifah. Other distinguished collaborations include eight years with Freddie Hubbard, and tours and performances with Chick Corea, Mike Stern, Randy Brecker, Horace Silver, and the Akiyoshi/Tabackin Big Band. His recording credits include Kurt Elling, Marilyn Scott, Dianne Reeves, Steely Dan, and Stevie Wonder. You can occasionally catch Sheppard soloing on the hit TV show American Idol. A passionate music educator, Sheppard is a part-time faculty member at the USC Thornton School of Music, and frequently a guest clinician at colleges around the country.


For more information on the City Jazz Festival, please contact Mike Dana at (559) 442-4600 ext. 8463 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..