Born: May 15, 1953
The Geoff Lapp Trio has been a cornerstone of the Montreal jazz scene since 1999. Extended gigs at many of the town's premiere night spots have established the group as a hot draw for aficionados in search of that heady space where soulful and cerebral fuse. Drawing upon a wide palette of jazz moods, 'The Geoff Lapp Trio' delivers a sound that is tasteful, innovative, and infectiously swinging.
Geoff Lapp, a Montreal native, was born in 1953, and is considered one of Canada’s most accomplished pianists/composers; he is a much sought-after accompanist for a host of top Canadian performers....
...has much to offer the jazz world.” ejazznews.com John Gilbert 4 Stars
“...excellent CD“ Ken Dryden **** Stars allmusic.com
“...Melodic and swinging jazz piano from an underappreciated talent“ Salon.com
“…Lapp demonstrates an equally impressive array of talents as soloist, accompanist and composer…his…technique contains equal proportions of passion and lyricism” Cadence Jazz Journal, USA
“...considerable compositional skills…”The Jazz Report, Toronto
“…tasteful…swinging…check out Lapp” Cadence Jazz Journal,USA
“…confident and sensitive playing…”The Globe & Mail, Toronto
“…as Oliver Jones moves up in the jazz world, younger Montreal players take his place: Geoff Lapp, pianist…” Ottawa Citizen
...a revelation: generously proportioned,understated, with moments of surprising audacity. The kind of jazz you didn’t think anyone was playing anymore. Macleans Paul Wells Dec 18, 2006
...lyrical pianist who swings like a barn door.”- The Montreal Gazette
“…take note of the growth of the annual jazz festival that has brought more widespread and well deserved recognition for talented jazz artists like Lapp…tasteful…swinging…check out Lapp” ” Cadence Jazz Journal, USA
“…biggest pleasures here provide by…Lapp…a wealth of ideas…his skill is obvious…” Montreal Gazette
Stained GlassElephant Records
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