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Jeff LaRochelle

Jeff LaRochelle is an saxophonist/clarinetist and composer who has been a fixture of the Toronto creative music scene for nearly 10 years. A graduate of Humber College in 2010, LaRochelle started working with many Toronto and Canadian artists in the jazz/improvised music scene such as Roberto Occhipinti, Andrew Downing, Phil Dwyer, Justin Haynes, the Soren Nissen Quintet, Les Petits Nouveaux, Andrew McAnsh, Rich Brown, and many others. He co-leads the collaborative jazz trio Autobahn, which was nominated for the Montreal Grand Prix du Jazz in 2016 following their released of their album “Of The Tree”.

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“LaRochelle plays...with spontaneity and musicality.” — The WholeNote (Tiina Kiik)

“Multi- reedman Jeff LaRochelle has a big, brawny sound, and...emotive soloing on tenor...” — All About Jazz (Dave Wayne)

“LaRochelle’s tenor is warm and clear, while he gets moody on the bass clarinet” — Jazz Weekly (George Harris)

“Jeff LaRochelle is a double-barrel weapon, wielding both a tenor saxophone and a bass clarinet. His playing is bold and fearless.” — Belleville Intelligencer (David Reed)

“The music reflects his diverse influences but remains thematically cohesive primarily due to the exquisite balance of modernity and tradition and the dramatic ambience this creates….LaRochelle has proven himself a well-rounded artist adept both at multiple woodwinds as well as the pen.” — All About Jazz (Hrayr Attarian) for his album Moonstone (2014)

Discography

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Self Produced
2018

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Moonstone

Moonstone

Self Produced
2015

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