|Music, loved by many, listened to by millions and appreciated by all, is certainly a great love in the life of Leif Shires. Since childhood, Leif’s love of the trumpet has given him a deep appreciation of music of all kinds. Ranging from gospel to classical, R&B, to classic jazz, his desire of making music has given him a world of opportunities to explore.
Trumpet players with commercial appeal are hard to come by in the world of contemporary adult music. With a style and sensitivity similar to Chet Baker and modern relevance akin to Chris Botti, Leif Shires has found a place for himself somewhere between the retro ‘left coast jazz’ world and contemporary jazz of today. Leif’s debut Green Hill recording, WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD includes an eclectic mix of songs from Autumn Leaves and Moon River to Fields of Gold and Time After Time. Also available: Cool Jazz Christmas