Joy Lapps is an artist, educator, creative consultant and creative womanist. She holds a Masters in Music Composition from York University, and her proficiency with the tenor pan is known internationally.
She leads The Joy Lapps Project, an ensemble exploring Afro and Latin-Caribbean Jazz. Joy has performed at festivals including Afrofest, Antigua’s Moods of Pan Festival and Miami’s GroundUp Festival.
Lapps-Lewis has educated hundreds through her masterclasses and workshops within educational, corporate and community spaces.
In 2019 Joy presented her multi-disciplinary project titled From Skin 2 Steel and Beyond at the Toronto Evergreen Brick Works.
Joy is currently putting the finishing touches on her forthcoming release Girl In The Yard and is in the development phase of multi-disciplinary performance celebrating the contributions of women to the steelpan community.