Playing the compositions of guitarist, Eric St-Laurent, and joined by the unique and highly virtuosic rhythm section of Jordan O'Connor (double bass) and Michel DeQuevedo (percussion), the trio creates joy, excitement - and a few other emotions that simply haven't been named yet. At the heart of it; Afro-Cuban rhythms combined with jazz openness and blues sensibilities that give way to lyrical melodies and infectious grooves and riffs.
Their live show leads the audience on a musical foray as rich and diverse as the the city they live in. The arrangements are transparent, the mood is intimate and the songs, uplifting. Inspired by world rhythms and world travel, the trio revels in the new interpretations unveiled at each performance through the magic of improvisation.
Winner of the SOCAN award for best original composition at the Montréal Jazz Festival and The Best Band Award at the Vienne (France) Jazz Festival. St-Laurent has been featured on over 30 recordings, has produced albums, written scores for short films and theatre, and toured extensively in Europe and Canada.
Eric St. Laurent and his trio have to be seen to be believed. One of the most unique, kick-ass bands in the country!
Jaymz Bee - Jazz FM 91