Tony Sheppard Keyboards, vocals and Trombone.
Gloucestershire Swing and Jazz Band. Two musicians sounding like more.
tonyjazz ~ swing and jazz duo
Having a Drinks reception, Wedding, Birthday party, Anniversary ?
Your event is unique. You deserve a band which is professional at all times, and Musicians who have many years experience in providing swinging music for any event .
Need quiet background music and some up-tempo dance numbers for later ? We can do it.
Want to have some Glenn Miller ‘In The Mood’ style swing but can’t accommodate a 16 piece Big Band ? ~ we’ll play your favourite swing tunes. !
Two musicians sounding like more ! ~ The musicians have a long experience of playing for Private parties ,Wedding receptions, Birthdays, Dinner-jazz, Hotels and Restaurants, Corporate functions
The music is chosen specially to suit each event from the band’s huge repertoire, which includes classic jazz and swing standard numbers from all the greats —
Cole Porter, Gershwin, Fats Waller, Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker ,George Shearing, Cannonball Adderley, Dave Brubeck , Herbie Hancock, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Ray Charles, Robbie Williams, Jamie Cullum. Claire Teale ,Harry Connick ..the list goes on and on…and .., take a look at the playlist !
We use the latest BOSE L1 sound system, carefully controlled to give high quality at a suitable volume, so you will still be able to hold a conversation when we are playing.
Plays Keyboards, trombone and sings
With years of expertise in the music business, and the latest keyboard technology, he creates anything from smooth quartet and Glenn Miller classic big band sounds to funky Salsa beat numbers.
Tony’s other current activities:-
Bass trombonist, musical librarian and programme planner for CRESCENDO Big Band.
Recently retired Musical Director for The Jay Cee Big Band
For many years Tony was Musical Director of the Gloucestershire Youth Jazz Orchestra, Head of Brass instrument tuition for Gloucestershire Music Service and Musical Director of the Gloucester Gang Show
In an earlier life he featured in bands on the London Jazz scene, .playing trombone for ‘The Delta Jazzmen’ in clubs such as The Marquee, 100 Oxford Street, Ken Colyers, Thames Hotel Hampton Court, Black Prince Ilford and touring. Also with ‘The Big Soul Band’ working with some legendary Jazz musicians (including Tubby Hayes).
He directed the widely acclaimed ‘On the Slide’ trombone project for Cheltenham International Jazz Festival, performing with international trombone star Dennis Rollins.