Events

Sep
26
to Nov 28

Steelpan Lessons for Youth and Adults (Intermediate)

  • Malvern Music and Arts Academy (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Adults along with youth 14 years and up are invited to participate in weekly steelpan lessons with me at Malvern Music and Arts Academy.   Lessons will take place on Tuesday Evenings September 26 to November 28 culminating in a final recital on Wednesday November 29, 2017.  If you are interested in registering please send an email to joylapps@gmail.com or click here to view class information and register online.   

Cost: $135.00

 

 

 

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Nov
19
4:00 PM16:00

Joy Lapps Project and Larnell Lewis Band at Jazz Vespers

  • 31 Saint Phillips Road Etobicoke, ON, M9P 2N7 Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for an afternoon of music.  On Sunday November 19 the Joy Lapps Project and Larnell Lewis Band will take over the Jazz Vespers Series at St Philips Anglican Church.  

We will be accompanied by Michael Shand (Keys), Collin Barrett  (Bass), Elmer Ferrer (Guitar) and Jesse Ryan (woodwinds).

There is NO COVER charge but a freewill offering will be collected. Hope to see you there!

 

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Nov
3
7:00 PM19:00

Kouraba Music Festival 2017

About the Festival

The idea for the “Kouraba World Music Festival” was first conceived in 2011 by world renowned Malinké, Master Percussionist/Artistic Director, Mr. Amara Kante and the multi-talented, Nigerian born Canadian Artist/Producer, Ms. Rachael Eluan Abah. This musical spectacle is a showcase of world music & dance innovation, homage to Master artists, a celebration of traditional art forms and an incubator for cross-cultural dialogue. The “Kouraba World Music Festival” brings together and promotes music from across cultures to present a unified voice to an often divided audience.

Visit http://kouraba.org/festival/ to learn more about this project. 

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Sep
25
to Oct 23

Free Steelpan Lessons for Seniors/Older Adults

Older adults and seniors  are invited to participate in weekly drop-in steelpan lessons with me at the Malvern Library.  Lessons will take on Mondays 1:30pm - 2:30pm from September 25 to October 23, 2017.  Individuals interested in registering can send me an email at joylapps@gmail.com.

Please include your name and a phone number.  You can also call the library directly at 416-396-8969.

And thanks to the Toronto Arts Council and the Toronto Public Library..... it's FREE!

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Sep
23
to Sep 24

Roots and Rhythms

Bishops’ High School (Guyana) Alumni Association Toronto Chapter present Roots and Rhythms feature the Richard Whiteman Trio, the Joy Lapps Project and other special guests. 

I will be playing a 40 minute set  with Elmer Ferrer (guitar), Andrew Stewart (bass) and David Richards (drums) drummer.  

Tickets:  Start at $45.00 (incl. complimentary snack)

For more information or to purchase a ticket, please contact one of the individuals listed below.

Maureen: 905-426-9970, Nancy: 416-449-4453, Rochelle: 416-284-2518, Denise: 416-833-1953, Marva: 416-724-4660 and Peta : 647-291-6798

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Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

Joy Lapps Project & Larnell Lewis Band - Live at Newmarket Jazz Festival Concert Series

Join us for an evening of music.  On Thursday August 17 the Joy Lapps Project and Larnell Lewis Band will take over the Newmarket Jazz Festival Concert series at the newly renovated Old Town Hall.  

I will play an opening set, then the Larnell Lewis Band will take over and I will join them for a grand finale. 

We will be accompanied by Jeremy Ledbetter (Keys), Andrew Stewart (Bass), Elmer Ferrer (Guitar), Rosendo Chendy Leon (percussion), Rob Christian (woodwinds) and William Sperandei (trumpet).  

This is a night of music you won't want to miss and it's only $20 in advance.  Tickets are available here .

Hope to see you there!

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Gospel Island Grooves
Jun
3
6:30 PM18:30

Gospel Island Grooves

  • Humber College (Lakeshore Auditorium) (map)
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On Saturday June 3, 2017, the Toronto Mass Choir present Gospel Island Grooves .  This concert is in support of the choir's 2017 Dominican Republic missions trip. Caribbean Reggae, Ska, and now Latin rhythms--you've never heard TMC quite like this before!  I will be joining the choir as a special guests alongside soloist Roberto Sanchez.

 

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Gospel Praise on Steel
Apr
29
6:00 PM18:00

Gospel Praise on Steel

Join me on Saturday April 29, 2017 for Gospel Praise on Steel. 

I'll be doing a short performance opening for a wonderful variety of community steelbands based in Toronto including Malvern Praise on Steel, Gemini Pan Groove and the Nativity Steel Angels. 

Visit https://www.ticketgateway.com/event/view/6th-annual-gospel-praise-on-steel to purchase tickets online.  For discounted tickets you can email me at joylapps@gmail.com. 

 

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Dec
3
1:00 PM13:00

Final Steelband Recital and Community Symposium

  • Saturday, December 3, 2016
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Downsview Library (Lower Level) 

Please join us as we celebrate the accomplishment of all of the artist in the library steelband program participants.  Each class will perform some of the repertoire they've been working on over the past few months. 

Enjoy light refreshments and meet some of the individuals and community organizations who make up Toronto's Steelband Community.  Learn about upcoming steelband events, concerts and lessons.

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Nov
19
2:00 PM14:00

Strings and Pan Live - Artist Residence Concert Series

Join us for an afternoon of music with Otis Williams (drums), Jeremy Ledbetter (Keys), Andrew Stewart (Bass), Elmer Ferrer (Guitar), Grace Jiji (Vocals), Elena Rawlins (Vocals) and a guest string quartet. 

Music will begin at approximately 2:00pm.  

Thanks to the generous support of the Toronto Arts Council and The Toronto Public Library, this event is FREE.

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Oct
22
11:15 AM11:15

Family Steelband Program

Parents and guardians with children ages 5-10 years old are invited to participate in weekly steelpan lessons with me at the Downsview Library.  Lessons will take on Saturday mornings from October 22 to November 26 culminating in a final recital on Saturday December 3, 2016.  Parents or guardians interested in registering their family can send me an email to joylapps@gmail.com.   

Please include your name and your child's name and age as well as a phone number.  You can also call the library directly at 416-395-5720.  And thanks to the Toronto Arts Council and the Toronto Public Library..... it's FREE!

 

Please note: This class is intended for families and the parent(s) or guardian(s) is(are) expected to attend and participate with their child(ren).

 

* This class is currently full but don't hesitate to submit your name for the waiting list.  

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Oct
22
to Nov 26

Children's Steelband Program

Children  10-13 years are invited to participate in weekly steelpan lessons with me at the Downsview Library.  Lessons will take on Saturday mornings from October 22 to November 26 culminating in a final recital on Saturday December 3, 2016.  Parents or guardians interested in registering their children can send me an email at joylapps@gmail.com.  Please include your name and your child's name and age as well as a phone number.  You can also call the library directly at 416-395-5720.  And thanks to the Toronto Arts Council and the Toronto Public Library..... it's FREE!

 

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Joy Lapps Project Live - Artist in Residence Concert Series
Oct
15
1:30 PM13:30

Joy Lapps Project Live - Artist in Residence Concert Series

Join us for an afternoon of Afro and Latin Caribbean jazz featuring Larnell Lewis (drums), Michael Shand (keyboard), Elmer Ferrer (guitar) and Andrew Stewart (bass) and me (steelpan).

Music will begin promptly at approximately 2:15pm.   Thanks to the generous support of the Toronto Arts Council and The Toronto Public Library, this event is free.

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Sep
28
to Dec 1

Adult Steelband Program

Adults 18 years and up are invited to participate in weekly steelpan lessons with me at the Downsview Public Library.   Lessons will take on Wednesday evenings from September 28 to December 1 culminating in a final recital on Saturday December 3, 2016.  If you are interested in registering please send an email to joylapps@gmail.com.  Please include your name and a phone number.   

 You can also call the library directly at 416-395-5720.  And thanks to the Toronto Arts Council and the Toronto Public Library..... it's FREE!

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Sep
28
to Dec 1

Youth Steelband Program

Youth ages 14-25 years (Grades 9 & up) are invited to participate in weekly steelpan lessons with me at the Downsview Library.  Lessons will take on Wednesday and Thursday afterschool from September 28 to December 1 culminating in a final recital on Saturday December 3, 2016.  Parents or guardians interested in registering their children can send me an email at joylapps@gmail.com.

 Please include your name and your child's name and age as well as a phone number.  You can also call the library directly at 416-395-5720.  

And thanks to the Toronto Arts Council and the Toronto Public Library..... it's FREE!

 

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Sep
28
to Dec 1

Jr. High Steelband Program

Youth ages 11-14 years (Grades 6-8) are invited to participate in weekly steelpan lessons with me at the Downsview Library.  Lessons will take on Wednesday and Thursdays after school from September 28 to December 1 culminating in a final recital on Saturday December 3, 2016.  Parents or guardians interested in registering their children can send me an email at joylapps@gmail.com.  Please include your name and your child's name and age as well as a phone number.  

  You can also call the library directly at 416-395-5720.  

And thanks to the Toronto Arts Council and the Toronto Public Library..... it's FREE!

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Sep
24
6:00 PM18:00

ROOTS and RHYTHMS

Bishops’ High School (Guyana) Alumni Association Toronto Chapter present Roots and Rhythms feature the Richard Whiteman Trio,  Kevin Cato, Natasha Waterman and Faith Armour, Michael Skeete and the Joy Lapps Project.  

I will be playing a half-hour set with Jeremy Ledbetter (keys), Collin Barett (bass) and Larnell Lewis (drums).

Tickets: $45.00 (incl. complimentary snack)

For more inforamtion or to purchase a ticket, please contact one of the individuals listed below.

Maureen: 905-426-9970, Nancy: 416-449-4453, Rochelle: 416-284-2518, Denise: 416-833-1953, Marva: 416-724-4660 and Peta : 647-291-6798

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Feb
28
4:00 PM16:00

Jazz Vespers

Join us for an afternoon of music featuring Jeremy Ledbetter (keyboards), Andrew Stewart (bass), and Larnell Lewis (drums).  This event is free, but patrons are invited to give a freewill offering.  

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Feb
19
to Feb 20

Power Up Conference

I'll be at the 2016 Power Up Conference teaching introductory steelpan workshops.  See below for more info and check out  http://tmc.ca/about-power-up/.

 

What is Power Up?

Each year, the Toronto Mass Choir assembles a team of professionals in gospel music to bring Toronto a 3 day gospel music workshop, open to the public. Offering singers, instrumentalists, and gospel music enthusiasts a chance to improve their musicianship and learn about gospel music in a variety of sessions and also participate in a mass choir, this workshop is like none other in the country. Over the years, this event has continued to evolve and now includes workshops in:

  • Vocal Training in Improvisation and Harmonization
  • Master Classes for Soloists
  • Various levels of Keyboard and Guitar Techniques
  • Song Writing
  • Sound & Media Production
  • Much more!

If you have never experienced Power Up, we invite you to join the Toronto Mass Choir in a weekend of gospel music that you will never forget. If you have attended our Power Up sessions before there are always new workshops ad clinicians to check out, other gospel music-lovers to network with and always new music!

Why Power Up?

Power Up is a unique experience in Canada offering you the opportunity to spend a weekend with other passionate musicians, learning and creating together. You also have the chance to sing in the finale concert as part of a choir of more than 100 voices supported by a live band and in front a live audience! Nothing re-ignites your passion for music more than learning new techniques that you have never explored, and discovering sounds and ideas you’ve never encountered. Join Professor Karen Burke and the Toronto Mass Choir and experience the joy of singing high energy, dynamic, and spirit lifting music in a gospel choir. Spend your weekend learning great gospel music alongside members of the choir and the second-to-none Power Up faculty!

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Jul
11
1:30 PM13:30

Beaches Jazz Festival

Join us on Saturday July 11th from 1:30pm-2:30pm as we share our music for the Beaches Jazz Festival.  This performance will feature Elmer Ferrer (guitar), Michael Shand (keyboard), Rich Brown (bass) and Otis Williams (drums).  We kick off a beautiful day of music.  On the Pan Am Stage!  Check out the full schedule at http://beachesjazz.com/woodbine-park-week-1/.

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