DJ Hairy Larry Presents Jay Shepherd Playing Footprints
From the Archives Of Something Blue March 12, 2023
Thanks Marty, today we’re hearing a Wayne Shorter standard played by Jay Shepherd at the Delta Jazz Workshop.
I took Jazz Arranging with Jay Shepherd and we both had a good class. Jay continued on to take a Masters in guitar performance and then taught at ASU until he moved to the other side of the state. I would still see him every year at the Delta Jazz Workshop where we worked together again teaching jazz improvisation and playing in the workshop’s small groups.
On July 12, 2016, it was Jay’s turn to entertain the Delta Jazz Workshop attendees. Playing with Jay were Tyler Washam – piano, Shane Chastain – piano, Terrell Montgomery – bass, and Keyven Dunn – drums. All except Shane were students at ASU. All from Northeast Arkansas except Keyven Dunn who was from Poplar Bluff, Missouri, before he attended ASU.
Wayne Shorter is one of the most influential jazz composers of all time. His standard, “Footprints” is one of the most frequently covered jazz songs.
So now, recorded live in the Fine Arts Recital Hall on July 12, 2016, here’s Jay Shepherd playing “Footprints”.
And that’s Jay Shepherd playing “Footprints” at the Delta Jazz Workshop right here at ASU. Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at 10:00, for more jazz from Jay Shepherd, Dave Stryker, and Sunna Gunnlaugs.
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This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Jay Shepherd, Dave Stryker, and Sunna Gunnlaugs. For more about the show visit the Something Blue website at sbblues.com.
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