Joy Lapps & Larnell Lewis

  • June 29
  • 8:30 pm
  • TD Main Stage - OLG Grove
  • Free



  • Larnell Lewis
  • drums
  • Joy Lapps
  • steelpan
  • Jeremy Ledbetter
  • piano
  • Elmer Ferrer
  • guitar
  • Rob Christian
  • woodwinds
  • Andrew McAnsh
  • trumpet
  • Marc Manhertz
  • bass & special guest

Joy Lapps is an artist, educator, creative consultant and creative womanist. She holds a Masters in Music Composition at York University, and her proficiency with the tenor pan is recognized internationally.

She leads The Joy Lapps Project, an ensemble exploring Afro and Latin-Caribbean Jazz. Joy has performed at festivals including Afrofest, Toronto's TD Jazz Festival and Antigua’s Moods of Pan Festival.

Lapps has educated hundreds through her masterclasses and workshops within educational, corporate and community spaces.
In 2019 Joy presented her multi-disciplinary project titled From Skin 2 Steel and Beyond at the Toronto Evergreen Brick Works. Joy is planning the 2022 release of her forthcoming album, Girl In The Yard, and is in the development phase of a multi-disciplinary performance celebrating the contributions of women to the steelpan community.

Larnell Lewis is a Grammy Award winning musician, composer, producer and educator based in Toronto. He is a distinguished drummer known for his immense talent, skill and musical creativity. He has recorded and toured internationally with world renowned artists including Quincy Jones, Laila Biali, Jacob Collier, Pat Metheny, Snarky Puppy and many more. He also leads his own project, The Larnell Lewis Band and released his debut album, In the Moment, in 2018. This project explores Larnell’s deep connection to jazz, fusion, and his Afro-Caribbean roots. In 2020, Larnell released Relive the Moment, a reimagination of his compositions from his debut with new live drum performances. Larnell Lewis is a proud DrumeoCOACH and is endorsed by Yamaha Drums, Zildjian, Promark, Evans, D’Addario, Prologix, and Latin Percussion.