Rich Irwin drums

Drums

Richard Irwin

Richard is the newest member to THE DIRECTORS. Performance credits include:   Julie Lamontagne, Vic Vogel, Orchestre National de Jazz, Dawn Tyler Watson, Effendi Jazz Lab, Al McLean, Jessica Vigneault, Remi Bolduc, the Chateauguay Tenors, Nicole Martin, Jeff Johnston, Florence K, Hadrian’s Wall, Bill Mahar, Matt Herskowitz, Jean Pierre Zanella, Jean-Nicolas Trottier, Bruno Pelletier, and has toured the world with jazz/pop singer, Nikki Yanofsky. He has performed in venues such as the Blue Note, Dizzy’s Club, Catalina’s, Ronnie Scott’s, the Lincoln Center, L’Olympia, Bell Centre, Air Canada Centre, Saddledome, B-Flat Berlin, Duc des Lombards, Jazz Station Brussels, as well as at major festivals such as the NAMM show, Montreal Drum Fest, Montreal Jazz Fest, North Sea Jazz Fest, San Francisco Jazz, Red Sea Jazz Fest, and many others. He has worked with international artists such as Dave Liebman, Dave Young, Celine Dion, Enrico Pieranunzi, Freddie Hubbard, Yotam Silberstein, Donny McCaslin, Randy Bachman, Denzal Sinclaire, Ingrid Jensen, Gary Smulyan, Jane Bunnet, Yannick Rieux, Paulo Ramos, Kevin Dean, Chucho Valdez, and has shared the stage with dozens of others. He has played on over 50 albums, including Jennifer Gasoi’s 2014 Grammy winning Throw a Penny in the wishing Well, and Christine Jensen’s 2014 Juno winning Habitat.  THE DIRECTORS are proud to have Rich as part of the line up and look forward to sharing their stage with him.