Eric St-Laurent is a performing guitarist, a composer and an emerging chef (at home only).
He has been featured on over 30 recordings, has produced albums, written scores for short films, theatre, and toured in Europe and Canada.
He has won the SOCAN award for best original composition at the Montréal Jazz Festival, The Best Band Award at the Vienne (France) Jazz Festival, was sent to represent Canada at the International Jazz Guitar Summit in Nice (MIDEM).
He received a first grant from the Conseil des Lettres du Quebec to study improvisation in New York City with Wayne Krantz and Adam Rogers and a second one to study with Steve Lacy in Berlin, in the nineties.
Eric has since played on recordings and/or toured with Dave Douglas, Slide Hampton, Luc de la Rochelière, Dave Liebman, Till Brönner, Sylvie Paquette, Richard Underhill, David Binney, Jojo Mayer, Carlos Del Junco, Bernard Primeau and many others, as well as recording his own albums over the years.
He has lived in Montreal, New York City, Berlin and currently calls Toronto home.