Grab a picnic lunch and a blanket and join us for a free, Facebook Live! piano concert. Coming to you from the RPAC stage to your home. We will be taking song requests during the live performance for Sheldon to play what you would like to hear!
…is one of Calgary’s best kept secrets!
He’s a native of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and began studying classical piano at the age of 4 for 16 years with Gloria Saarinen, Charles Foreman, and Marilyn Engles. Born into a musical family Sheldon’s father, Hank Zandboer, was an active professional musician and at an early age passed integral information that accelerated Sheldon’s professional musical knowledge well beyond young musicians his own age. He was awarded 1st Prize, 3 years in a row in the all ages ‘Open Jazz’ category at the Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival. As a teenager Sheldon established his musical reputation as an ‘up and coming’ musical talent in Calgary by working on live to air TV shows with the CBC and CFCN, leading a jazz trio, also as a multi-keyboardist with the Calgary Stampede “Young Canadians” Grandstand Show.
Sheldon studied Music Performance/Composition at the University of Calgary before moving to Toronto to study at the highly acclaimed Humber College of the Applied Arts jazz program. The city of Toronto allowed his capricious musical talent to flourish and expand. All kinds of performing opportunities were exploited. Playing in studios, casinos, the circus, jazz clubs and festivals, theatre, dance clubs, cruise-ships, the National Ballet, and freelancing as a professional. Performing in: Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Atlantic City, London (UK), Paris, Athens, Amsterdam, Brussels, and many other venues throughout the continent of Europe.
Brought to you by the Town of Okotoks Culture & Heritage with sponsorship from the Okotoks Arts Council.