Along with Lester Young in the '30s, Dizzy Gillespie in the
'40s, and Zoot Sims in the '50s, Jack Sheldon is one of the
Original Lions of the West Coast Sound.
Jack's a premier improviser, is one of only a handful of
trumpet players throughout jazz history who has developed
his own distinctive "signature sound". It's an inimitable sound
that comes from his heart and soul, what Miles Davis called
As an integral part of the West Coast Scene of the 1950s,
he played an important role in developing that era's bebop-
inspired sound. His solid connection to that vibrant period in
West coast Jazz surfaces with each impeccable solo.
Sheldon's collaborative list is indeed long and impressive:
Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Curtis Counce, Shelly
Manne, Art Pepper, Frank Sinatra, Benny Goodman, Stan
Kenton, Mel Torme, Tony Bennett, Lena Horne, Peggy Lee,
Sammy Davis Jr., Rosemary Clooney, Diane Schuur and
many other greats.
Nominated five times for the Playboy International Artist
Of The Year Award, Jack Sheldon continues to dazzle
audiences with his prodigious chops and unerring sense of