ERIC ST LAURENT QUINTET
December 14 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm EST$15
Eric St-Laurent, guitar Anh Phung, flute Attila Fias, piano Jordan O’Connor, bass Michel DeQuevedo, percussion
Afro-Cuban rhythms combined with Jazz and Blues elements are the heart of the trio’s music. Infectious grooves, plenty of interaction and a strong taste for adventure round off the picture.
With the unique and highly virtuosic rhythm section of Jordan O’Connor (bass) and Michel DeQuevedo (percussion), this group creates excitement, joy, and a few other emotions that simply haven’t been named yet.
-“Guitarist Eric St. Laurent and his trio have to be seen to be believed. One of the most unique, kick-ass bands in the country!”
Jazz FM 91
Winner of the SOCAN award for Best Original Composition at the Montreal Jazz Festival and The Best Band Award at the Vienne (France) Jazz Festival, Eric has been featured on over 100 recordings, produced several albums, composed scores for short films and theatre, and toured in Europe and Canada and Brazil.
Born and raised in Montreal, he studied improvisation in New York before moving to Berlin where he toured with both the big and small names of the German and Scandinavian music scenes.
Since returning to Canada, Eric has recorded and toured with David Clayton Thomas, Dave Liebman, Dave Douglas, Till Bronner, Helge Schneider, Jocelyn B. Smith, Larnell Lewis, Slide Hampton, Richard Underhill, David Binney, Jojo Mayer, Carlos Del Junco, Bernard Primeau, Emilie-Claire Barlow, Take Six, Michael Mcdonald, Matha Reeves and represented Canada at the International Guitar Summit in Nice (MIDEM).
Now based in Toronto, he has produced albums by Russian songwriter Vladimir Mokhotuv, French actor Bruno Putzulu, American pianist Bob Lenox, Franco-Ontarian singer group “Les Chiclettes”, jazz singer Melissa Lauren, while consistently writing original music.