Joy Lapps is a musician, composer and arts educator. Her efficiency with the tenor pan and her diverse performance range have led to great audience receptions, and flattering recognition from seasoned professional pannists. She performed at various festivals including Toronto’s Afrofest, Toronto’s TD Jazz Festival and Antigua’s Moods of Pan Festival. She leads The Joy Lapps Project, a steelpan led ensemble exploring Afro and Latin-Caribbean Jazz, with a hint of R&B and soul. She is also a member and supporter of the Toronto-based steelband, Pan Fantasy.
As an audience favourite, Joy brings her genuine and bright personality to performances where she is known for gripping audiences. Joy has released four recordings including “Praise on Pan: How Great Thou Art” (2004), “Make a Joyful Noise” (2006) and “It’s Christmas Time” (2007). In 2014 she released an EP of original compositions entitled “Morning Sunrise” and is currently focused on writing and arranging new music for a new upcoming album.