New Zealand-born jazz trumpet player Lex French, hailed by Radio Canada jazz critic Stanley Pean as “an extraordinary trumpeter,” is fast becoming a bright star on the Canadian jazz scene.
French possesses a unique voice on the trumpet and plays with technical virtuosity and abiding musical inventiveness, often being compared to legendary trumpeters Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, and Kenny Wheeler.
He is also an internationally sought-after composer and arranger and has recently been commissioned to write works for jazz orchestra, jazz quartet, and string quartet.
His most recent project includes standards from the jazz canon, as well as original compositions inspired by folk songs from around the world and the visual arts, all played by a band of Montreal jazz luminaries.
Lex French – Trumpet
Francois Bourassa – Piano
Morgan Moore – Bass
Jim Doxas – Drums