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2011 Adjudicator

Michel Lambert

After obtaining a bachelors degree in Studio Music at Concordia University in 1984, Michel Lambert specialized and obtained a masters degree in performance from the Université de Montréal in 1986. This solid instrumental training has allowed him to work in different musical areas. Notably, he has performed with the Société de Musique contemporaine du Québec, the Metropolitain Orchestra and in more than 200 shows in the Canadian version of the renowned American production of The Phantom of the Opera.

A freelance musician in the Quebec jazz and show scene, he has distinguished himself since 1986 as the first trumpet in the Andrew Homzy Jazz Orchestra, a group with which he has recorded several live radio programs. He also played on stage with John Pizzarelli, Carole Wellsman, Collin James, Bobby Shew, Phil Nimmons Allen Vizzutti, Dave Samuels, Wayne Bergeron and Gordon Wycliffe.

Artistic and Musical Director of Brass, an ensemble made up of five trumpets, a trombone and a rhythm section, Michel Lambert produced two recordings in collaboration with the ensemble. Associate teacher at the Université de Sherbrooke, Michel coordinates the jazz program, teaches jazz and classical trumpet and conducts the Stage band. Michel Lambert is also clinician for Yamaha trumpets.

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