|Lorna MacLachlan||piano & vocals|
Lorna MacLachlan has been writing, arranging, performing and teaching in and around Calgary for over 30 years. After completing a graduate degree in Composition and theory she embarked on a career as a composer providing award winning original music for Theatre, Dance and National media companies (CBC, Access Network) and a variety of commercial and artistic enterprises across the spectrum of music genres. She has recorded five full length albums of original music and has had support from FACTOR, the Alberta Foundation for the performing arts as well as the Canada Council. She continues to write and perform for various groups with much of her focus going toward writing for her quintet.
As well, Lorna has always been passionate about music education and believes strongly in helping to develop the talents of the next generation. She has taught privately as well as for the public and private school boards and has been recognized nationally for her dedication to excellence in music education as a director of bands, jazz bands, choirs and jazz choirs. Many of her students have continued on to careers in music as performers and educators with degrees from some of the most prestigious schools in North America.
The Lorna MacLachlan Quintet is composed of Lorna and some of Calgary’s finest Jazz instrumentalists: Richard Harding on Saxophones, Robin Tufts on percussion, André Wickenheiser on trumpet and Stefano Valdo on bass. This performance will included compositions from a new CD to be recorded this summer, as well as selections from “Feet On Ground” and “Time 4 Change”.