Born to a family synonymous with classical music in his native Quebec, Lambert studied drums and composition at Boston's Berklee College of Music, attended workshops in Paris, and studied privately with saxophonist/composer Dave Liebman in New York and pianist/ composer Misha Mengelberg in Amsterdam. Since his first professional engagement with pianist/composer Milcho Leviev's trio in 1983, he has recorded extensively and performed hroughout Asia, Canada, Europe and the United States.
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“Soufflent ici une évidence et une fluidité
“Une distribution des masses digne de Penderecki et des
développements orchestraux impromptus...” Jazzman
“Lambert is a remarkable player, fluent but disciplined
with a brillant grasp of group dynamics.” The Penguin
Guide to Jazz Recordings
“Rare to hear music of this depth and substance, period.”
“Passionate, uncompromising musicianship...” AMG Expert
Willing to teach
Advanced students only.
Michel teaches jazz drum performance and leads combos at
McGill University. He occasionally accepts private students
Michel is available to present clinics on composition,
improvisation and jazz drumming. He also does presentations
on his work, explaining his symphony writing, improvised
music, and visual art.