Colin Lazarski began playing guitar at the age of 10, he was performing publicly at 12, and went on to play in numerous jazz and blues bands throughout his high school and college years. After studying at Capital University under local jazz great Stan Smith, Colin became a professional musician in and around central Ohio.
His energy, passion and natural sense of rhythym made him a perfect fit for Arnett Howard’s Creole Funk Band, with whom he traveled extensively, playing over 300 engagements in a year and a half. Colin taught private guitar lessons to a myriad of students of all ages and inspired a few to pursue their own career in music.
An incredibly versatile guitarist, Colin is accomplished in a variety of styles including jazz, blues, rock, funk and even calypso. It is that very flexibility that allows him to easily meld with a wide range of players. He performs both as a leader and a sideman and can be seen around town performing with other artists such as Dave Powers, Andy Woodson, Tony Monaco, Vaughn Weister’s Famous Jazz Orchestra, The Columbus Jazz Orchestra, Dick Mackey, The New Remnants Dance Orchestra and his own trio or quartet. Based in Columbus, Colin leads the Trinidaddies and is a member of the New Basics Brass Band and Jesse And The Royal Tycoons. He also maintains a busy schedule performing a wide variety of private parties, corporate events, and concerts at local clubs and festivals.