Victoria Jazz Society

Elizabeth Shepherd & Michael Occhipinti (ES:MO)

Hotel Grand Pacific | Monday - Wednesday, June 27 - 29 | 9pm

Royal Theatre | Tuesday, June 28 | 7:30pm

 “Montreal-based singer Elizabeth Shepherd gently stirs jazz with an underground pop aesthetic.” AllAboutJazz

Michael Occhipinti plays on a sweet-toned guitar, and his refined finger technique produces a delicate and crisply elegant sound.”JazzdaGamma

After years of touring together, decorated Canadian artists Elizabeth Shepherd and Michael Occhipinti have teamed up to create ES:MO – a musical duo focused on genreless creativity and exploration. Their album The Weight of Hope received a 2022 Juno nomination for “Vocal Jazz Album of The Year.” With extensive musical backgrounds, international acclaim, and a lengthy list of prestigious awards and nominations including their combined fifteen Juno nominations, both artists have had successful, independent careers before embarking on their new venture. With Shepherd as a multi-dimensional vocalist/pianist, and Occhipinti as a versatile, creative guitarist, they have now created an album of re-imagined musical works and atmospheric, compelling original music.

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