Internationally lauded artist and composer Joy Lapps activates spaces for community building and creative expression. The award-winning instrumentalist of Antiguan and Barbudan descent treats the steelpan as a tool for engagement, anchoring her artistry in a profound, community-centered musical tradition.
As a leader, Joy has appeared at jazz festivals across Canada including Montreal International Jazz Festival, the Victoria, Edmonton, and Halifax Jazz Festivals.
Her repertoire teems with Afro-Caribbean- and Afro-Brazilian-inspired rhythmic and harmonic patterns, garlands of melody and plenty of space for spontaneity.
Larnell Lewis is a Grammy Award winning musician, composer, producer and educator based in Toronto. He is a distinguished drummer known for his immense talent, skill and musical creativity. He has recorded and toured internationally with world renowned artists including Quincy Jones, Laila Biali, Jacob Collier, Pat Metheny, Snarky Puppy and many more. He also leads his own project, The Larnell Lewis Band . This project explores Larnell’s deep connection to jazz, fusion, and his Afro-Caribbean roots. In 2020, Larnell released Relive the Moment, a reimagination of his compositions from his debut album with new live drum performances. Larnell Lewis is a proud is endorsed by Yamaha Drums, Zildjian, Promark, Evans, D’Addario, Prologix, and Latin Percussion.
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