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“If there was such a thing as a jazzologist, then Lucy Lambert would be one. The musician practically lives and breathes jazz as the lead singer, accordionist, and bandleader for her acoustic jazz act Lucy Lambert’s Violet Drift. The Montreal-based band just released their self-titled debut album back in October, which features compositions originally by Duke Ellington and Jellyroll Morton. '' 

                              -V13 Magazine

Our album‘s incredible band of Montreal’s top jazz musicians includes Joseph Abbott on the clarinet. Joe has toured and recorded with BC hall of famers Diane Lines, Lloyd Artzen, as well as five time maple award winner Harpdog Brown.

 

Louis Levesque is the founder of the popular trad group ‘the Royal Pickles’ on the tenor banjo. We have virtuosic McGill Jazz MFA graduate Juliette Malgrange on jazz cello, creating a bowed 3 part harmony with the clarinet and accordion not often heard in jazz. She is known in such groups as La Fin du Monde. We have Tyler Parent on the contrabass (Old Time Honey)

 

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Sorties Jazz Nights!:
''Lucy Lambert sings very well... Have confidence in Lucy Lambert's Violet Drift. It will illuminate your night.''

 

Canadian Beats:

“The album showcases the creative possibilities within jazz and shows that pushing boundaries outside of the norm is the way to success.”

The Syncopated Times:

''Lucy Lambert's vocals fit remarkably well with what she's going for in this expressive traditional jazz album. Audiences, especially in a live setting, will be moved... I thoroughly enjoyed this creative album and I encourage everyone to listen.''

We have had our new album played and featured on many radio stations, playlists and presses. We were played on CBC's Saturday Night Jazz show with Laila Biali, and also had three songs from our recent album featured on CBC radio canada's selection of Canadian jazz artists in Stanley Pean’s “Quand le Jazz est La” Show. 5 of our songs were featured with an interview on the Jazz Today Radio Show, and we have been played several times on Jazz FM.

 

Lucy was interviewed on CKUT, CJSW and were #1 on the CJSW Jazz Charts. We have also been featured on CIBL Jazz Actuel show and CFRO-FM Accordion Noir show, Lushlife, Rimouski Jazz Radio, Coco Jazz, Aeropuerto Jazz Cafe and Women in Jazz Media.

We have had rave reviews for this project in ''Sorties Jazz Nights'', as well as in  the Syncopated Times jazz journal, and V13 magazine. 

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Lucy received a youth artist grant from the Quebec government which pays for her to live and record her next jazz album over the duration of one year.

 

Lucy is a virtuosic accordionist, jazz singer, and multi-instrumentalist. Lucy's singing is influenced by the great vocalists of early jazz music. Her unique voice is often compared to jazz singers such as Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith, and Amy Winehouse,

 

She is a self taught jazz musician who focusses on jazz accordion, singing, and violin, though also plays piano, cello and guitar.

 

She came to jazz accordion through several years of playing in the street with different jazz bands as a travelling street performer, busking her way through Europe, East Asia and the United States, before moving to Montreal and performing and recording with various jazz and swing groups at many notorious venues such as Le Verre Boutelle, Quai Des Brumes, la Casona, and for swing dance schools and other. She also lived in New Orleans was influenced by jazz and early American music.

She has a BFA in painting from Concordia University and a background in professional dance training, performance art, theatre, creative writing and flamenco dance, which she studied for years including 3 months in Granada for advanced intensives while performing as a musician.


Lucy est une musicienne autodidacte qui se concentre sur l’accordéon jazz, le chant et le violon. 

Elle est venue à l’accordéon jazz après plusieurs années à jouer dans la rue avec différents groupes de jazz en tant qu’artiste de rue itinérante, faisant du bus à travers l’Europe, l’Asie de l’Est et les États-Unis, avant de déménager à Montréal et de se produire et d’enregistrer avec divers groupes de jazz et de swing dans de nombreux lieux notoires tels que Le Verre Boutelle,  Quai Des Brumes, la Casona, et pour les écoles de danse swing et autres. Elle a également vécu à la Nouvelle-Orléans et a été influencée par le jazz et la musique américaine.


Elle détient également un baccalauréat en peinture de l’Université Concordia et une formation en danse professionnelle, en art de la performance, en théâtre, en création littéraire et en danse flamenco.

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