Colin Lazzerini

Born: July 8, 1946
London, UK
Current home: Vancouver BC

First performances in ‘70s Vancouver at the Classical Joint, and subsequent sporadic appearances in Toronto, San Diego, Brixton, New Haven, Amsterdam and Köln. Largely self-taught jazz singer and arranger who benefited from the guidance of Jerry Inman & Pat Coleman in Canada, and Michael Garrick & Norma Winstone in the UK. Founder and manager of Loose Tubes, influential British jazz orchestra of mid to late ‘80s. Involved in the business end of recording and international touring and the career development of key UK players like Django Bates, Iain Ballamy, Tim Whitehead, John Parricelli and Mark Lockheart etc. Dropped out of sight in the '90s to incubate personal projects, and resurfaced on the west coast at the close of the millenium. Back in BC, he has written the musical “A Classical Joint” with local composer and sax hero Dick Smith, and started Roadhouse Records with guitar legend Pat Coleman. Coleman and Lazzerini have a musical partnership dedicated to writing and performing jazz songs for the new century. Lazz is also working on a botanical detective story. An authentic original.

Recordings as leader:
Positively - Roadhouse Records 2001

Colin Lazzerini - Vocals
Pat Coleman - Guitar
Bob Murphy - Piano & Hammond B3
Kenny Lister - Bass
Buff Allen - Drums
Ross Taggart - Tenor Sax
Kim Garland - Trumpet
John Forrest - Accordion & tuba
(Emily Coleman & Dennika Wheat
- Front porch choir)

Blue Haven Road
Clean Up Your Room
Things Turn Out That Way
God Bless The Child
For Grace
Round Midnight
Sara's Song
It's A Jungle Out There
Birdie Dance
I Hate Babies

Other recording activities:

Executive Producer:

Loose Tubes – Loose Tubes LTLP001, 1985; OOP LP
Loose Tubes – Delightful Precipice LTLP003, 1986; OOP LP
Loose Tubes – Open Letter – Editions EG, EEGCD 55, 1988; OOP LP/CD
Tim Whitehead - Decision – Editions EG, EEGCD 58, 1988; OOP LP/CD
Pat Coleman - Blue Comedy - RoadHouse Records, Route 16, 2004.


Mark Ramsden, Steve Lodder - Above The Clouds
– Naxos 86041-2, 1998
Iain Ballamy - Balloon Man – Editions EG, EEGCD 63, 1989; OOP LP/CD

For booking information contact: lazz@telus.net Phone: 604-251-2336

Vancouver Musicians Association