From Vancouver, Ivan Bamford has appreciated jazz since the age of 3. Claude Ranger and Dylan van der Schyff taught him how to improvise on the drums. He played with great musicians such as André Lachance, Bruno Hubert and Coat Cooke before moving to Montreal in 2001. Since then he has found himself in numerous groups of different styles including: Gadji-Gadjo, Weshida, and his own group Bam Bam. He has played all over Quebec, North America and Europe as well as at jazz festivals in Vancouver, Montreal, and Baku, Azerbaïdjan. As a seasoned educator, he has taught students from all ages.