Jamil Sheriff

Curriculum Leader: Jazz & Folk

Biography

 

Job title: Curriculum Leader: Jazz & Folk

Courses taught: BA (Hons) Music (Jazz)

Specialisms: Jazz Piano, Contemporary Jazz Composition and Jazz Musicianship.

Described by The Guardian as "someone who has made a real difference to the vitality of the jazz scene in the North of England", Jamil Sheriff is the Curriculum Leader for Jazz and Folk and teaches on the conservatoire's undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

His teaching specialisms are Jazz Piano, Contemporary Jazz Composition and Jazz Musicianship.

Jamil has recorded and collaborated with many artists and recorded four albums of his own music, each of which have received national and international accolades. Jazz UK writes about Jamil: His music is both swinging and sophisticated, Sheriff showing himself to be a constantly inventive arranger. Just when you think you’ve heard it all, he’ll come up with something fresh. As a composer, arranger and pianist Jamil has toured extensively throughout the UK and performed at national and international jazz festivals.

Daydreams                  (GLP 2003)
Backchat                      (33 Records 2008)
Ichthyology                  (GLP 2013)

Places Like This           (New Jazz Records 2017)

Aside from his own projects, Jamil enjoys a busy performance and recording schedule, currently working regularly with artists such as Richard Iles, Neil Yates, Colman Brothers, Wild Flower Project and Josh Kemp Quartet. Other recent tours include Shanghai and Beijing (Jamil Sheriff Trio), Ireland (Terell Stafford and Dave Lyttle).

Jamil has been described by The Times as an "excellent Northern pianist who brings together a range of contemporary and urban approaches".

www.jamilsheriff.co.uk

 

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