After studying at the Conservatoire de Musique de Québec, Michel Lambert’s fascination with drums and composition inspired him to pursue his education at Berklee College in Boston, where his professors included John La Porta, Herb Pomeroy, and Greg Hopkins. Since ‘82, different projects have taken him to Europe, across Canada, the U.S. and Asia. He has recorded in several countries and performed with such artists as Gary Burton, Dewey Redman, Barre Phillips, and Paul Bley, to name a few.
An accomplished composer, Michel wrote his “Journal des Episodes, 366 Episodes pour orchestre symphonique” in 1988 and it was performed by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra in 1992. He has been the resident of the Studio du Québec in New York City and the Studio du Québec in Paris thanks to the support of the CALQ.
Together with Reg Schwager their record label, Jazz from Rant, has been documenting their music since 1991.