Lucas Hibbs

For as long as he remembers, Lucas Hibbs has loved music. As a young boy in the GTA he found his love for music through the radio and remembers hearing folk music from Newfoundland early on in his life from his parents and relatives who had moved to Ontario from the island. On his 11th birthday, he was gifted a drum set that belonged to his neighbours. He was eventually convinced to listen to jazz by his private teacher Colin McVey, with whom he had studied for more than a decade, and he found a new landscape in music. Eventually he enrolled in Mohawk College’s jazz program in the fall of 2017. Lucas has been playing gigs with multiple jazz groups throughout the GTA since his enrolment and continues to enjoy studying, performing and writing, taking influence from jazz legends such as Brian Blade and Kenny Wheeler. Currently, Lucas is also a part of Hamilton hip-hop project LTtheMonk and indie band Memory Lakes, while actively following a passion for music production.