Rick Shadrach Lazar & Montuno Police
Six accomplished musicians playing original instrumental compositions, combining wicked grooves and creative interplay. We mix the harmonic and improvisational traditions of North American Jazz with the rhythmic influences of Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and Arabic music. The result is an aural explosion of global grooves taking the ear in new and riveting musical directions.
Formed in the nineties Montuno Police has released 4 CD’s. Bang, the Juno nominated Touch, The Call (live with guest Randy Brecker) and Nomads.
Montuno Police has appeared at Jazz Festivals across Canada (Montreal, Toronto, London, Halifax) as well as Toronto area clubs.
Mark Kelso: Drums
Gordon Sheard: Piano
Collin Barrett: Electric bass
John Johnson: Woodwinds
Rick Shadrach Lazar: Leader and percussion
Kevin Turcotte: Trumpet