DATE: Sunday, July 29th
EVENT: JAZZ in the PARK
LOCATION: Simcoe Park, King St. and Picton St., Niagara-on-the-Lake
TIME: 3:30pm – 4:15pm
PRICE: FREE * Bring a lawn chair
Coming from Montreal, Sylvain Gagnon has extensive international touring and recording
experience. He is a virtuoso of jazz bass playing and has experience in music from many
continents and styles ranging from rock to standard jazz, from Carnatic (classical music from
South India) to African music, from funk to Latin music, from solo to big band.
Sylvain has recorded over 150 albums with musicians such as Joey Calderazzo, Jeff “Tain”
Watts, James Gelfand, Jean-Pierre Zanella, Daniel Lavoie, Magella Cormier, Helmut Lipsky,
played on over 100s jingles, dozens of movie soundtracks, toured internationally with his own
band and many internationally acclaimed musicians. He also appeared in many movies, teleseries
and talk shows as a musician.
In Hong Kong, he recorded and performed with numerous well known artists such as Bob
Mintzer, Eric Marienthal, Joey Calderazzo, Jeff Tain Watts, Leon Lai, Sandy Lam, Miriam
Yeung, Bianca Wo, Justin Lo, Chris Wong, Georges Lam, Teddy Robbin, Jackie Cheung, Olivia
Newton-John, William So, Priscilla Chan, Roman Tam, Choi Kom, Tiger Okoshi, Scott
Hamilton, DD Jackson, Eugene Pao, and many more.
His latest cd, Blue Moon, has been a best seller in Hong Kong.
Sylvain will be performing with the David Restivo Trio.