Ottawa International Jazz Fest ~ People Project
Friday, June 29, 2012 at 10:00 PM - Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 2:00 AM (EDT)
A dynamic duo that leads a team of collaborators from Canada, Mexico, Cuba, Brazil and Europe, Philippe Lafreniere (Canada) and Gabriel Bronfman (Mexico) drop the notion of borders to embrace the magic of artistic collaboration and intercultural exchange. People Project is a product of the heart – led by two artists driven by an all-encompassing love – and hope – for humanity, as reinforced by their highly personal and philosophical lyrics. People Project is by the people, for the people – and in celebration of people everywhere. The sincerity of their efforts to build bridges – creatively and otherwise – is the reason why this music matters.
An independent band working through their own organization UP & UP MUSIC, People Project is a proud recipient of the Ontario Arts Council’s Popular Music Grant which supported the recording of their latest album ‘Natural’ (2009).
Philippe Lafrenire – drums, percussion, vocals
Gabriel Bronfman – guitar, vocals