Events

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
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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Sep
26
to Nov 28

Steelpan Lessons for Youth and Adults (Beginner)

  • 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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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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
6:30pm 6:30pm

Gospel Island Grooves

  • Humber College (Lakeshore Auditorium) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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
6:00pm 6:00pm

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
1:00pm 1:00pm

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
2:00pm 2:00pm

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
11:15am11:15am

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
1:30pm 1:30pm

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
6:00pm 6:00pm

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
4:00pm 4:00pm

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
1:30pm 1:30pm

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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Jun
6
6:00pm 6:00pm

GET READY ! TC3 Spring Concert

The Toronto Children’s Concert Choir and Performing Arts Company –TC3 Is getting ready to amaze you on Saturday June 6th (Toronto –Wednesday, May 13, 2015) One of Canada’s most exciting, growing and talented youth performing arts companies, The Toronto Children’s Concert Choir and Performing Arts Company –TC3 www.TC3.ca is having their annual Spring Production and fundraiser on Saturday June 6th 2015 at the Jane Mallet Theatre in the prestigious St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts.  This ever so inspiring performing arts company has toured internationally in places such as London, Bahamas, New York, Montreal and Halifax and recently collaborated on a recording with Afro-Jazz artist Sonia Aimy in a call for the release of the Nigerian school girls taken captive.  At home or abroad, TC3’s rousing performances of gospel, Spirituals and inspirational songs inspire, uplift and ignite the spirit. 

This year’s concert, entitled “Get Ready”, is a celebration of gospel and inspirational music, African, Hip Hop and contemporary dance and Afro-Caribbean drumming.  TC3’s young people are not only known for their talent but for their song writing creativity and ability to add a gospel touch to musical selections made famous by artists such as the Temptations, Shalamar and John Mayer.  

TC3 is more than just a choir. Comprised of over 30 talented young people, ages 7 to 18 from across the  Greater Toronto Area, TC3 is dedicated to developing and encouraging youth  to expand their artistic talents through inspirational song, dance, Afro-Caribbean drumming. The goal is to create opportunities for youth to use their talent in a positive way to change their lives presently and for the future. In addition to the performing arts, students are given academic support which is a mandatory component of their membership.  

What: The Toronto Children’s Concert Choir & Performing Arts Company (TC3) “Great Ready” Concert.

Special Guests:  Joy Lapps – The Princess of Pan 

When: Saturday, June 6, 2015

Time: 7:00 pm

Where: Jane Mallett Theatre in the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts.  27 Front Street East, Toronto.

MC: Clairmont Humphrey -Streaming Praise Radio

Ticket Info. Tickets are $25 for children/youth, $35 for seniors and $40 for adults 

 Online: www.stlc.com Phone: 416 366 7723 or 1-800-708-6754 or at the door

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Feb
8
4:00pm 4:00pm

Jazz Vespers

Join us for an afternoon of music featuring Michael Shand (keyboards), Andrew Stewart (bass), and Otis Williams (drums).  This event is free, but patrons are invited to give a freewill offering.  

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Dec
13
1:00pm 1:00pm

Steelband Recital and Community Symposium

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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