Jarrod Lawson

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Jarrod Lawson - Jazz Live Act in Portland

Jarrod Lawson Short Info

Jarrod Lawson is arguably soul music’s brightest rising star. Like his heroes Donny Hathaway and Stevie Wonder, this Portland soul-jazz genius is a multi-talented, multi-faceted artist and whether he sings and plays funk, folk, R&B, rock or jazz “everything he touches” says one critic “turns to soul.”

Indeed, his self-titled debut album of 2014 was such an instant success that within five months the former stonemason had ditched his job as a piano tuner and undertaken his first European tour, earning his title “the hottest new talent to hit soul music in at least 10 years” (Echoes). The album went on to hit #1 on the Amazon UK Soul Chart, was winner of SoulTracks Album of the Year 2014 and received glowing reviews.

In 2015 Jarrod won the Jazz FM Soul Artist of the Year award and also Best New Artist and Best Male Vocal from Japan’s Jazz Ain’t Jazz Awards 2015. He also released a special limited edition mini-album “Jarrod Lawson At The BBC”, recorded at the historic BBC Maida Vale studios last year and broadcast on the Gilles Peterson Worldwide show on BBC 6 Music.

For his live shows, Jarrod Lawson performs a delectable collection of originals that combine jazz, funk, gospel-blues and soul. With a rich smoky voice and stunning layered harmonies, he sings with passion, emotion and integrity.

Alongside his staggering, heartfelt vocal range and considerable talent at the keys, Lawson writes, produces and arranges. He has shared stages with the likes of Bilal, Average White Band, John Legend, Erykah Badu and Ronnie Laws and even played at his hero Stevie Wonder’s birthday party.

Jarrod Lawson is arguably soul music’s brightest rising star. Like his heroes Donny Hathaway and Stevie Wonder, this Portland soul-jazz genius is a multi-talented, multi-faceted artist and whether he sings and plays funk, folk, R&B, rock or jazz “everything he touches” says one critic “turns to soul.”

Indeed, his self-titled debut album of 2014 was such an instant success that within five months the former stonemason had ditched his job as a piano tuner and undertaken his first European tour, earning his title “the hottest new talent to hit soul music in at least 10 years” (Echoes). The album went on to hit #1 on the Amazon UK Soul Char...

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Past Gigs Jarrod Lawson

  • 12 | 2015 Perugia Umbria Winter Jazz Festival
  • 11 | 2015 London O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
  • 11 | 2015 London EFG London Jazz Festival - Barbican
  • 10 | 2015 Hamburg Uberjazz Festival
  • 10 | 2015 Zurich Jazz No Jazz Festival
  • 10 | 2015 Paris New Morning
  • 10 | 2015 Umea Umea Jazz Festival
  • 10 | 2015 Milan Blue Note Milano
  • 07 | 2015 Rotterdam North Sea Jazz Festival
  • 07 | 2015 Pori Pori Jazz Festival
  • 06 | 2015 Glasgow Glasgow Jazz Festival
  • 04 | 2015 London Jazz Cafe
  • 10 | 2014 London Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club

Discography Jarrod Lawson

  • 2015 Jarrod Lawson at the BBC EP | Dome Records
  • 2014 Jarrod Lawson Album | Dome Records

Media

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Origin

  • Portland US

Founded

  • 2013

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