LORNE LOFSKY is an internationally respected jazz guitarist, who toured as a member of the Oscar Peterson Quartet in the ’80s, and toured and recorded as a member of Peterson’s Quintet during the ’90s. For eight years, he played in a quartet with jazz icon Ed Bickert, a two-guitar collaboration that resulted in two recordings and a tour of Spain.
Born and raised in Toronto, Lofsky has been playing professionally for the last four+ decades. He has played/toured or recorded with a who’s who of the jazz world including Ruby Braff, Tal Farlow, Clark Terry, Johnny Hartman, Rob McConnell, Chet Baker, Joey DeFrancesco, Pepper Adams, Ray Brown, Neils Henning Orsted Pederson, Rosemary Clooney, Kirk MacDonald, Dave Holland, and many other leading members of the international jazz community.
He has been a faculty member at York University’s Fine Arts/Music program since 1978 and also teaches in the Humber College Community Music Program. He has also given clinics/concerts at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia and McGill University in Montreal.
This evening’s all-star LORNE LOFSKY TRIO also features NEIL SWAINSON on bass and BARRY ROMBERG on drums, entertaining in the up-close-and-personal ambience of The Home Smith Bar.