• Saturday, Jul 2nd, 2022
    7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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Joy Lapps

Joy Lapps is an artist, educator, creative consultant and creative womanist. She holds a Masters in Music Composition from York University, and her proficiency with the tenor pan is recognized internationally. Leading her Afro and Latin-Caribbean Jazz ensemble, The Joy Lapps Project, she has performed at festivals including Afrofest, Toronto’s TD Jazz Festival and Antigua’s Moods of Pan Festival.

Joy has recorded several projects including her most recent release “Morning Sunrise” which is an EP of original steelpan-centered compositions. In addition to her own projects, Joy has performed with artists including Toronto Mass Choir, Stewart Goodyear and Larnell Lewis. She has recorded on multiple albums for other artists including Johnny Reid’s Juno-Award winning What Love is All About and Positive Vibration, Gramps Morgan’s Grammy-nominated record.

Lapps has educated hundreds through her masterclasses and workshops within educational, corporate and community spaces. She is a passionate supporter of the Caribbean carnival arts and utilizes steelpan to share knowledge and build community. With the aim of increasing her impact, Joy has shifted from teaching students directly to supporting other teachers and community leaders to plan and execute new steelpan programs. She helps educators creatively engage students and meet curriculum goals through alternative, inclusive and anti-oppressive pathways. Joy is also a part-time professor of music in Humber College’s Music Degree program where she teaches music pedagogy to third and fourth-year students. In 2019, Joy presented a multi-disciplinary project titled From Skin 2 Steel and Beyond with the support of The Toronto Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts as well as heritage site partner, the Toronto Evergreen Brick Works. Joy is planning the 2022 release of her forthcoming album, Girl In The Yard, and is in the development phase of a multi-disciplinary performance celebrating the contributions of women to the steelpan community.

For more info visit www.joylapps.com follow @joylappsmusic on Instagram and Facebook.

Larnell Lewis

Larnell Lewis is a GRAMMY Award winning musician, composer, producer, and educator. A Toronto native, Larnell has quickly established himself as one of the most diverse and in-demand drummers currently on the music scene. Along with his long-standing position behind the drums in Snarky Puppy, Larnell has led many highly successful groups of his own and toured the globe with some of the most well known names in music, including Laila Biali, Etienne Charles, Gregory Porter, Benny Golson, Lalah Hathaway, John Scofield, Pat Metheny, Lisa Fisher, Kurt Elling, Gary Burton, and more.

Larnell’s immense talent, fierce creativity, and continually evolving musical style is what has kept him at the top of the list as a musical collaborator for artists across the globe. In June 2018, Larnell released his highly anticipated debut album In The Moment, which featured ten original compositions in a variety of musical styles. In Spring 2020, Larnell revisited 6 of those compositions as well as one new piece titled, The Forgotten Ones, for his second album, Relive the Moment. This album was recorded live at Jukasa Studios along with studio videos for his dedicated following on Youtube.

His vast talents, not just as a musician but as a producer also landed him the opportunity to act as Musical Director for a performance during the Toronto International Film Festival’s premiere of the critically-acclaimed documentary of Quincy Jones, “QUINCY”, (directed by Rashida Jones & Al Hicks), where he led performances from the likes of Yebba Smith, Mark Ronson, and Chaka Khan. Among his many accolades, including the 2004 Oscar Peterson Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music (Humber College), Larnell was named as the fourth recipient of the Toronto Arts Foundation’s “Emerging Jazz Award” (2017), which is a $10,000 cash prize intended to support the creation of a project that features original compositions from each recipient. Larnell’s talents can be seen worldwide via his various social media platforms, which have a combined total of over 175,000 followers. His reach to fans and musicians of all generations is proof that he not only possesses undeniable talent, but a spirit unlike any other that excites, inspires, and encourages music fans of all ages to further explore their musical tastes as they follow him on the road he has paved for himself. Larnell Lewis is endorsed by Yamaha Drums, Zildjian, Promark, Evans, D’Addario, and Latin Percussion.

Band members

Joy Lapps, steelpan
Larnell Lewis, drums
Robert Christian, woodwinds
Elmer Ferrer, guitar
Andrew McAnsh, trumpet
Jeremy Ledbetter, piano/keyboards
TBC, electric bass

Note: To make all patrons feel comfortable at our shows, we at JazzYYC are adhering to local COVID-19 bylaws in place with the city of Calgary as well as any other additional requirements that our partner venue may request. We would ask in order to make fellow patrons feel relaxed and safe that you wear a mask when you are not at your table, adhere to social distancing and feel free to register with our front of house team where possible for contact tracing when you check-in. We look forward to a safe and fun show!

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