Eric St-Laurent

Eric St-Laurent

March 1

Eric St-Laurent


Born and raised in Montreal, St-Laurent studied improvisation in New York before moving to Berlin where he toured with both the big and small names of the German and Scandinavian music scenes.

Winner of the SOCAN award for Best Original Composition at the Montreal Jazz Festival and The Best Band Award at the Vienne (France) Jazz Festival, St-Laurent has been featured on over 100 recordings, produced albums, composed scores for short films and theatre, and toured in Europe and Canada.

Since returning to Toronto, Canada, St-Laurent has recorded and toured with David Clayton Thomas, Till Bronner, Dave Liebman, Dave Douglas, Rebekka Bakken, Richard Underhill, Slide Hampton, Luc de la Rocheliere, Sylvie Paquette, David Binney, Jojo Mayer, Carlos Del Junco, Bernard Primeau and represented Canada at the International Guitar Summit in Nice (MIDEM)

Science Snapshot by Dr. Michael Schutz, Associate Professor of Music Cognition/Percussion, McMaster University: Hearing the Beat of a Different Drummer

Michael Schutz is currently Associate Professor of Music Cognition/Percussion at McMaster University. Drawing on his dual background in Percussion and Psychology, he directs the MAPLE Lab, researching Music, Acoustics, Perception, and LEarning. He also conducts the McMaster Percussion Ensemble, and serves on faculty at the Honors Music Institute in Pennsylvania.