Gordon Sheard has enjoyed a many-faceted career as a professional musician for three decades. During that time he has toured with the bands Manteca, Rick Shadrach Lazar and The Montuno Police, and Montreal bassist Alain Caron's Le Band, among others.

Composition is also an important part of Gord's musical life; his music may be heard on his CDs All Saints' Bay (2012), Crucible (2006), on three discs on the Avalon and Solitudes labels - Martini Lounge (1998), Romance of Rio (1997), and Piano Cove (2000) - as well as on recordings by John MacLeod (Juno-winning CD Our First Set), Phil Dwyer, Samba Squad, Colleen Allen, Autorickshaw, Rick Shadrach Lazar and The Montuno Police, and Manteca. The latter two bands have also called upon his talents as a producer, as have vocal artists Eliana Cuevas, Yvette Tollar and jazz vocalist/pianist Carol Welsman.

In addition to these activities, Gordon has been involved in the production and composition of music for television and radio commercials, films, and audio-visual productions since the late 1980s.

He has also worked extensively as a studio pianist/keyboardist; his work in this capacity may be heard on recordings by Lorraine Segato (formerly of Parachute Club), Rita McNeil, Liona Boyd, Louise Pitre, Eliana Cuevas, Yvette Tollar, Carol Welsman, Brian Hughes, Stan Samole, Levon Ichkhanian, Terry Kelly, and Ron Hines, among many others. Gordon has also performed as a musician in the musical theater and in numerous other live performance situations.

From 1984 to 1987 he toured extensively with flugelhornist/composer Chuck Mangione in the United States, Canada, South America, and the Caribbean.

In addition to the musicians listed above, Gord has had the pleasure of performing live with Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Steve Gadd, David Garibaldi, Steve Ferrone, Lew Soloff, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, and Slim Gaillard.

In 2008, Gord received his PhD in ethnomusicology (York University). He is a full-time faculty member and Head of Composition in the Humber College Music Department.

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