The Chocolate Hot Pockets CD release party is this Friday (January 18).

The members of the Chocolate Hot Pockets - Alex Moxon (guitar), Jamie Holmes (drums), J.P Lapensée (bass), Ed Lister (trumpet) - have been some of the hardest-working young jazz musicians in Ottawa-Gatineau in the past few years. Hardly a week has gone by in the past few years without our listings including one of them, and usually a combination of them, playing in a local restaurant or club.

Chocolate Hot Pockets live at Atomic Rooster ©Brett Delmage, 2012
Chocolate Hot Pockets live at Atomic Rooster ©Brett Delmage, 2012
The Capital Youth Jazz Orchestra's rhythm section took a big hit this fall after Moxon, Holmes and Lapensée completed their 'senior year' and had to leave to make room for younger members. Since then, the three Carleton University music graduates and Lister have not wasted any time getting their latest project cooking. Chocolate Hot Pockets' first CD will be released on January 18, 2013.

We talked with all four band members about their highly varied musical influences and how this has combined into the Chocolate Hot Pockets' sound. Our interview also includes music samples from their November and December live performances.

    – Brett Delmage

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The Chocolate Hot Pockets CD Release Party will be on January 18, 2013.

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