Geoff Lapp Trio
Geoff Lapp Trio
From the early '80s onwards, he devoted himself fully to the jazz idiom. As one of Canada’s most accomplished pianists/composers, Geoff Lapp became a sought-after accompanist for a host of top Canadian performers. In addition to his own trio work, Geoff has performed and/or recorded with renowned jazzmen such as Paquito d’Rivera, Don Menza, Richie Cole, Bob Mover, Sonny Fortune, and Slide Hampton, among others. He has also performed extensively in festivals and clubs worldwide. At home in Quebec, he is a mainstay on the vibrant jazz scene, and has performed with a panoply of local luminaries: Michel Donato, Jeri Brown, Peter Leitch, Ranee Lee, Denzil Sinclair, John Labelle, Charlie Biddle, Charles Ellison and the Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir. David Laing David Laing was born in Kitchener Ontario and grew up in a musical family.
He was introduced to jazz music by his father and older brother. Dave studied at McGill University in Montreal and began his professional career shortly thereafter. In the past fifteen years he has recorded, toured, and performed with such national and international stars as Jimmy Heath, Junior Cook, Ed Bickert, Denzal Sinclaire, Ben Monder, and Ranee Lee. He currently resides in Montreal where he also teaches at McGill University. Paul Johnston Bass Player Paul Johnston moved to Montreal from Ottawa in 1990 to study jazz bass at McGill University.
Before completing his studies he began working at clubs and festivals as well as on radio and television in Montreal, Toronto, Quebec, Ottawa, Kingston. He was a founding member of the jazz group Panache, with whom he won a Jazz Report award for jazz vocal group of the year in 1996. He returned to McGill to study sound recording in 1999. In 2001 Paul completed the highly regarded M.
Mus in sound recording. While remaining on the jazz scene as a bass player, he has branched out as a producer/engineer. “…Lapp demonstrates an equally impressive array of talents as soloist, accompanist and composer…his…technique contains equal proportions of passion and lyricism, and he has no trouble sustaining the flow of ideas…” - Cadence Jazz Journal, USA “He’s one of the city’s finest pianists, and anyone who has frequented any of the city’s jazz club’s knows Geoff Lapp is synonymous with quality musicianship, taste and flexibility.” - Montreal Gazette Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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