Instructor, Jazz Studies
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Performing Arts
School of Performing Arts - Jazz Studies
604.984.4911 ext. 4911
Fir Building, room FR101
B.Mus., Jazz Studies, Capilano University, 1994.
Originally from Quebec City, Andre Lachance has been based in Vancouver since 1990. He has been a member of the Brad Turner Quartet, the Peggy Lee Band, the Guillaume Bouchard group, 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.
He's led his own ensemble, Quatuor Andr Lachance (on guitar and compositions) since 2010, featuring Brad Turner on piano and Rhodes, Chris Gestrin on Moog bass and Joe Poole on drums. The group released their first album The Orange Challenge in January of 2017. It was nominated in the Jazz Artist Of The Year category at the 2017 Western Canadian Music Awards.
As an acoustic bassist, electric bassist and guitarist, Lachance has toured extensively both nationally and internationally as well as recording 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 (notably with Soulstream), pop music and has also collaborated with various dance and theatre companies.
Teaching both bass and guitar in 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.
Aside from being a multi-talented musician and educator, Lachance has often had the honour of accompanying visiting international musicians, 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.
I am a nationally recognized artist who has been practicing professionally for over 25 years. I have been teaching in Capilano University's jazz program since 1996. I've also taught various high school and college band workshops, master classes and instruction lessons throughout BC and Alberta.
Outside of working at CapU, I give private instruction in double-bass, electric bass and guitar, working with students of all ages in instrument and general music lessons (theory, repertore, improvisation and ear training).
Jazz Artist Of The Year, West Coast Music Award, 2017.