BIOGRAPHY

Born in Lévis, QC in 1972 and raised in Québec City, musician André Lachance has been living in Vancouver since 1990. After attending the Capilano College music program in the early 90’s, he began performing and recording on the Vancouver music scene and has been a steady contributor to the city’s music and arts ever since. Performing and recording on double-bass, guitar and electric bass, he has been a member of the Brad Turner Quartet, the Peggy Lee Band, the Guillaume Bouchard Quartet, the Bruno Hubert Trio, the Ian McDougall Quartet/Sextet, the Chris Gestrin Trio, the Hard Rubber Orchestra, the Kate Hammett-Vaughan Quintet, Stillpoint, the Kevin Elaschuk Quartet and many more ensembles, as well as leading his own group as a guitarist, Quatuor André Lachance, with Chris Gestrin, Brad Turner and Joe Poole.

André has toured extensively both nationally and internationally as well as recorded for various labels such as Songlines, Cellar Live, Maximum Jazz, Justin Time, Spool and for the CBC and Radio-Canada. He is involved in projects in jazz, musique actuelle, funk and pop and has also collaborated with various dance and theatre companies. Teaching both basses and guitar at Capilano University's Bachelor of Jazz program since 1996, as well as being on faculty at the Banff International Jazz Workshop in 2004, he has also been an educator in many workshops in various high school band festivals and music camps across the country. He has also worked as a sound engineer for Radio-Canada FM in Vancouver.

As well as being a bandleader, composer and member of longtime groups, as a sideman, André has often had the honour of accompanying visiting international musicians in concert performances, such as Joe Lovano, Lee Konitz, Benny Golson, Kenny Wheeler, Frank Morgan, Clark Terry, Harold Mabern, Dave Douglas, Julian Arguelles, Roy McCurdy, Jon Mayer, Kenny Werner, Jason Moran, Gary Bartz, Geoff Keezer, Claude Ranger, PJ Perry, Phil Dwyer, Seamus Blake, Michael Blake, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the NOW Orchestra with George Lewis. He also considers being personally insulted onstage by comic legend Don Rickles on two occasions a career highlight as well.