Lester Quitzau /  Pender Island, BC Genre: Blues/Jazz/rock/roots

Lester Quitzau

Genre: Blues/Jazz/rock/roots
Pender Island, BC


“Lester combines a Blues base and a sense of Jazz improvisation and a spiritual quality to his music ...Holger Petersen CBC

Latest Win

TRi Continental on tour — 03/27/2018

Western Canadian dates March 2018 and a new recording in the works!

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Juno Award winning singer/songwriter performs a musical rendition of Dust, a poem by Cold Mountain. Filmed live on October 14th, 2017 at Northern Quarter: Vi...

Be Still...

Be Still

Lester Quitzau and Michael Treadway live at The Ironwood Lounge, Calgary Alberta Nov 2017

Home On the Range...

Home On the Range

Lester Quitzau and Michael Treadway live November 2017 at The Ironwood Lounge Calgary Alberta

Buckets of Rain...

Buckets of Rain

Lester Quitzau and Michael Treadway live at The Ironwood Lounge Calgary Alberta Nov. 2017

You Gotta Move...

You Gotta Move

Lester Quitzau and Michael Treadway ;live November 2017 at The Ironwood Lounge Calgary Alberta

with The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra | Lester Quitzau
with The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
Calgary Blues Fest | Lester Quitzau
Calgary Blues Fest
Yardbird Suite | Lester Quitzau
Yardbird Suite
ESO | Lester Quitzau


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Lester Quitzau /  Pender Island, BC Genre: Blues/Jazz/rock/roots

Meet Canadian roots music artist and snowboarding pioneer Lester Quitzau, a mellow guy who throws down a heavy groove. In a field where intangibles like feel and integrity count for so much, Quitzau has forged an exemplary career. Distilling the experience of the past 25 years of writing, recording and performing his music, Lester has come up with an approach that is his own. His unique style and fluidity on slide, acoustic and electric guitars, coupled with his well crafted songs and warm vocals, are the fruits of this musical journey. Many of his followers have watched his career with love and loyalty in what began as a solid traditional folk/ blues foundation, that has branched out into myriad of influences and a sound that is his own.

Mar 27, 2018


TRi Continental on tour

Western Canadian dates March 2018 and a new recording in the works!

Nov 23, 2003


Edmonton Symphony show

2003 Lester collaborated with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, for two performances at the prestigious Winspear Centre.

Oct 11, 2003


touring TRi Continental

Between 2002 and 2004 Tri-Continental released three more albums, and toured Europe and Canada extensively until 2006

Feb 26, 2003



Oh My was released in 2003, and met with success, garnering a West Coast Music Awards nomination.

Mar 01, 2001


album release

In 2001 the Very Electric Trio (Lester, Lyle Molzan and Greg Johnson) released So Here We Are. "An absolutely stellar record" - Cathy Ennis (CKUA Radio Network).

Mar 11, 2000


Tri Continental forms wins Juno Award

In 2000 Lester partnered with Bill Bourne and Madagascar Slim to form Tri-Continental. Their first album won a JUNO award and the band toured extensively playing most of the major festivals across Canada.

Nov 12, 1996


Juno Award nomination

A Big Love record release

Jul 23, 1996


European tour

in support of A Big Love

Sep 14, 1994


Album release

Keep On Walking

Mar 20, 1992



Lester won a JUNO Award for his contribution to Saturday Night Blues, a compilation album issued on Holger Petersen's Stony Plain Records label.


Ted Crouch

booking agent for Tri Continental

Lester Quitzau

Date Title Location Type Info
Feb 03, 2018 Lester Quitzau Trio Mayne Island, BC Performance  
Mar 02, 2018 Tri Continental Calgary, AB Performance  
Mar 03, 2018 Tri Continental REd Deer, AB Performance  
Mar 04, 2018 Tri Continental Lethbridge, AB Performance  
Mar 07, 2018 Tri Continental Grande Prairie, AB Performance  
Mar 09, 2018 Tri Continental Jasper, AB Performance  
Mar 10, 2018 Tri Continental Sherwood Park, AB Performance  
Jun 15, 2018 Lester Quitzau Trio Victoria, BC Performance  
Jun 20, 2018 North Country Faire , Alberta Performance  
Jun 27, 2018 Revelstoke Revelstoke, BC Performance  
Jun 28, 2018 REcord City Vernon, BC Performance  
Jul 06, 2018 Blue FRog Studio White Rock, BC Performance  
Jul 07, 2018 Harrison Festival of the Arts Harrison Hot Springs, BC Performance  
Jul 11, 2018 Pender Island Community Hall Pender Island, BC Performance  
Jul 12, 2018 The Groove Kitchen Mayne Island, BC Performance  
Jul 13, 2018 Musicfest Courtney, BC Performance  
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