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Geoff Lapp

Born: May 15, 1953    Primary Instrument: Piano

Geoff Lapp

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....
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“...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

2006 Stained Glass|Geoff Lapp Trio|Elephant Records

2006 Ad Infinitum |Francois Richard |Effendi Records

2005 A Montreal Jazz Christmas|Soundsgood Productions

2002 Live at the Queue |The Geoff Lapp Trio

2002 Soundtrack /Cd |The Whole Nine Yards |2 Tracks

1995 Papo Rose et Orchestre Pambiche

1995 Second Set |Janis Stephrans

1994 Jubilation V |Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir
(Juno award winner) Justin Time Records

1993 New Morning | Janis Stephrans

1992 Jazz Words | Geri Brown |CBC Recordings

1990 Contrasts |Geoff Lapp Trio/ Johnny Scott

1987 Perspectives | With Bernie Primeau

1986 From Now On | Geoff Lapp Trio/ Johnny Scott

Recorded Montreal Jazz Festival 86 Theme Song

1975 Enterprise |CBC Recordings |Album Jane Fair

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Primary Instrument:
Piano

Location:
Montreal

Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students

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