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Award-winning jazz pianist, composer, arranger, instructor and published author – Sheldon Zandboer is one of Canada's most versatile pianists. Specializing in jazz piano and widely recognized as one of Canada’s premier jazz talents, he has been working behind the scenes on many recordings, theatre projects, song writing projects, jazz concerts, sound design, and film soundtracks.
Sheldon has performed globally since 1975 which makes him out to be one of the most experienced keyboard player/pianists in Canada. Extensive training and raw talent has allowed him to excel at playing whatever idiom that needs to be performed way beyond the norm. IE: Jazz, Classical, R&B, Blues, Rock, Pop, Country, Electronic Dance, Salsa, Reggae, Soca and Gospel.
Sheldon has performed before Queen Elizabeth, as well as the other members of the British Royal Family, international dignitaries, Heads of State and publicly on 4 continents. His songwriting has extended into the European pop market and has composed music for a film that is on permanent display at the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan. His groundbreaking jazz training book “The Tao of Improvisation” adopts eastern philosophy and training techniques, which enables the young to advanced professional to reach a higher level of performance and creativity.
The City of Calgary has recognized and listed Sheldon as one of Calgary’s preeminent artists on their official tourism website. Presently Sheldon is a Jazz Faculty Instructor at Mount Royal University in Calgary and still performs throughout Canada. Finally, there’s allot of musicians out there that just play. Sheldon is one of the rare performers that always plays with copious amounts of soul, and really, isn’t that what music is all about?
Phone Sheldon Zandboer 403-703-5662