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• QUICK BIO: In 2008 Ian Lazarus formed the ZIMZUM jazz project. The band members include Colin Flint bass, Jay Danley guitar, Ilios Steryannis drums, Steven Vincent percussion and Ian Lazarus saxophone
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Toronto Ontario - Canada
•  Jazz [World]

• INFLUENCES: Weather Report, King Crimson, Pat Metheny, John Coltrane,

Ian Lazarus-Sax
Colin Flint-Bass
Jay Danley-Guitar
Ilios Steryannis-Drums
Steve Vincent-Percussion

Please contact Ian Lazarus
416 531 3269



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Ian Lazarus – Alto Sax and Tenor Sax.
Ian has been developing his style of playing in jazz, funk, R & B and free improvisation over the past 40 years alongside his career as a sculptor and installation artist . Most recently he has recorded The "Live at Small world" CD with this most current ZIMZUM collaboration. He has also recorded ZIMZUM original tunes with Colin Flint, Jeff Hewer, Dennis Song, Mark Teixeira, and Louis Le Couche. He has also recorded with the Sum of 5ive jazz band.

Colin Flint – Bass Guitar
Colin has played in jazz, R & B, funk, and rock bands throughout England and Canada. Colin has recorded with The Dave Mirror Co, Salamander, Sum of 5ive and ZIMZUM.

Jay Danley - Guitars
In 1995, Jay was a founding member of Orchesta Klave Y Kongo, a group that specialized in
performing the traditional form of Cuban music known as Son Montuno. It was Jay’s abilities on this instrument that led him to play with such musical greats as Jane Bunnett, including a 2001 performance on CBC television for the Gemini Awards show.
Jay has also recorded two records with piano maestro Hilario Duran, one of which was nominated for a
2003 Juno award, and has performed with him on several occasions as a regular member of his group
“Havana Remembered”. In 2005 he shared the stage with salsa legend Oscar D’Leon at Massey Hall, and has performed with members of the legendary Buena Vista Social Club, including the late Compay Segundo and Jay’s musical idol, Eliades Ochoa.

Ilios Steryannis- Drums, Percussion,
Ilios earned a full scholarship to the Banff Centre for the Arts jazz program at age 18, studying with the great Marvin “Smitty” Smith, drummer for the Tonight Show. This was followed by receiving a partial scholarship to study at Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music, where Ilios’ teachers included jazz legends Joe Hunt and Ian Froman. Back home in Toronto, Ilios completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) degree in Jazz Performance at York University.

It was then time to hit the road, as Ilios joined jazz guitarist Tim Posgate, touring Canada three times between 1995-97, and recording the critically acclaimed album “Mit”, which featured saxophone great Jane Bunnett. Ilios then turned his attention to composing and performing with his own band, with a large repertoire of original eclectic jazz tunes, showcased at Toronto venues such as the Rex Jazz Bar and were featured in the Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival .

Steven Vincent – Percussion,
Steven Vincent is a veteran of the Toronto music scene. He has graced the stage with some of Canada's finest musicians since the mid 1980's.