Sylvain Gagnon


Sylvain Gagnon comes from Montreal in Canada and has had extensive international touring and recording experience. He is a virtuoso of jazz double bass and electric bass playing and has experience in music from many continents and styles ranging from rock to standard jazz, from Carnatic (classical music from South India) to African music, from funk to Latin music, from solo to big band. He appears on hundreds of albums with musicians such as Joey Calderazzo, Jeff "Tain" Watts, James Gelfand, Jean-Pierre Zanella, Daniel Lavoie and Magella Cormier. He has also played for over 100 commercial jingles, numerous movie soundtracks and has toured internationally with his own band and many world-acclaimed musicians. In Hong Kong and China he has recorded and performed with saxophonist Bob Mintzer, Eric Marienthal, Joey Calderazzo, Jeff Tain Watts, Leon Lai, Sandy Lam, Miriam Yeung, Bianca Wo, Justin Lo, Chris Wong, George Lam, Teddy Robbin, Jackie Cheung, Olivia Newton-John, William So, Priscilla Chan, Roman Tam, Tiger Okoshi, Scott Hamilton, DD Jackson, Eugene Pao, Voice of China, Mask Kings and Han Hong among others. Sylvain Gagnon’s recent CD release entitled Blue Moon has been a best seller in Hong Kong. His musical mentors include Don Thompson, Charlie Haden, John Patitucci, Dave Holland, Kay Eckhardt and Gary Willis.



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