It was an evening of live music, conversation and a chance to check out the new TM Custom line-up and D’Addario products.
Doug Lawrence has performed on six continents at virtually every major concert hall, jazz club and jazz festival in the world, and thanks to TM Custom Saxophones and D’Addario, he performed at Barnard Instrument Repair.
He has spent over 20 years making a name for himself in New York City. Among the artists Doug has performed and recorded with include – Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman, Aretha Franklin, Tony Bennett, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Charles, Sarah Vaughan, Frank Sinatra and the list just goes on.
As the featured tenor saxophone soloist with the Legendary 18-time Grammy award winning Count Basie Orchestra, Doug is definitely the man. The Basie Orchestra has won more awards, polls and Grammys than any other jazz big band in history.
Doug Lawrence – New Organ Trio is Doug’s latest recording (Cactus Records 2015). Joining Doug on this recording are long-time associates Dan Trudell on Hammond B3 and George Fludas on drums with special cameo appearances by Taurus Lovely and Jeff Parker. Doug’s previous recordings as leader include the critical and commercial hits – Soul Carnival (#3Jazz Charts USA), High Heel Sneakers (#11 Jazz Charts USA) and Street Wise (Top 25 Jazz Albums of Year Japan).
Doug was available for an hour before and after he played for questions. Everyone agreed it was a very special night of music.