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Janet Lawson

Born in Baltimore to a family of professional musicians, Janet Lawson made her singing debut at the age of three and later in her teens performed with big bands. After moving to New York, she began her studies with distinguished composer/arranger Hall Overton and made her debut appearance in the Village Vanguard with the Art Farmer Quartet. Throughout her career she has appeared with, among other jazz greats, Duke Ellington, Tommy Flanagan, Joe Newman, Barney Kessel, Milt Hinton, Ron Carter, Barry Harris, Dave Liebman, David and Lida Baker, Rufus Reid, Clark Terry, Billy Hart, Cedar Walton, Billy Higgins and Bob Dorough. Lawson was soprano soloist with the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre in Blood Memories at City Center, New York, and composed and created, with lyricist Diane Snow, the musical Jass is a Lady, supported by NEA and ASCAP Theatre Workshop and produced by Playwrights Horizons in New York City

ARTICLE: RADIO

A Jazz Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Carole King's Tapestry

Read "A Jazz Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Carole King's Tapestry" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

This broadcast features new releases from the Henry Robinett Quartet, Wayne Alpern and Rossano Sportiello with birthday shoutouts to Jocelyn Michelle, Bob Mintzer, Peter Eldridge, Barbara Carroll, Susan Tobocman, Etta James and Ed Reed. Also remembering the great vocalist and educator Janet Lawson plus a jazz celebration for the 50th anniversary of the release of Carole ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Just You, the Secret Service and Me - Celebrating Johnny Mercer

Read "Just You, the Secret Service and Me - Celebrating Johnny Mercer" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

Besides a celebration of songs by Johnny Mercer, the broadcast includes new releases from pianist Andrea Petrity, The DIVA Jazz Orchestra, vocalists Margaret Whiting, Karrin Allyson, Sonia Johnson, and the latest project from drummer Terri Lyne Carrington+Social Science plus more birthday shout outs to bassist Jen Hodge, vocalists Janet Lawson, Holli Ross, LaVern Baker, Ernestine Anderson, ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Thanksgiving Birthdays and Holiday Jazz

Read "Thanksgiving Birthdays and Holiday Jazz" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

An assortment of Thanksgiving-inspired jazz to whet your appetite and get your gratitude on, with birthday shout outs to Mose Allison, Rickie Lee Jones, Johnny Mercer and Sheila Jordan, plus a preview of who's performing in NYC for the holidays. Playlist Jen Hodge “The Swamp Bucket Challenge" from All's Fair in Love and Jazz ...

Friends, Colleagues And Students To Celebrate Janet Lawson In NYC on May 15th

Friends, Colleagues And Students To Celebrate Janet Lawson In NYC on May 15th

Friends, current and former students, and many of the incredible musicians she has collaborated with over the years will gather on Monday, May 15th 2017 from 7 to 10pm at the extraordinary Minnie Petrie Synagogue at Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion, 1 West 4th St. (near Broadway) in jny: New York City, to offer ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Vocalist Sinne Eeg at Chris’ Jazz Cafe

Read "Vocalist Sinne Eeg at Chris’ Jazz Cafe" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Sinne Eeg Trio Chris' Jazz Cafe Philadelphia, PA March 23, 2016 Sincerity, authenticity, and fidelity to tradition are qualities seriously lacking in what's left of jazz in America today. Computers, unbridled capitalistic exploitation, and a massive field of competing talent have led too many musicians to seek audiences through entertainment, ...

NEWS: RADIO

Vocalist Janet Lawson to be featured on “JazzTones” on BlogTalkRadio, Sunday, Nov. 7 - 6pm ET

Vocalist Janet Lawson to be featured on “JazzTones” on BlogTalkRadio, Sunday, Nov. 7 - 6pm ET

“JazzTones," a live, Internet radio show on BlogTalkRadio.com, will feature GRAMMY-nominated jazz vocalist JANET LAWSON on Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 6:00 pm ET. “JazzTones" brings jazz musicians in Atlanta and worldwide “on -air" to talk about themselves and showcase their music. The number to call in and talk to Janet is (347) 884-9076, and the ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Janet Lawson, Grammy-Nominated Jazz Vocalist, Returns to Latvia to Perform and Teach at Music Camp

Janet Lawson, Grammy-Nominated Jazz Vocalist, Returns to Latvia to Perform and Teach at Music Camp

NEW YORK, NY--New York City-based jazz vocalist JANET LAWSON is off to Latvia once again to sing and teach at the IX INTERNATIONAL LATVIAN YOUNG MUSICIANS MASTER CLASSES. Held every two years, previously in Ogre, the music camp takes place in Sigulda, Latvia July 15 to 24, 2010. Dace Aperans is the Artistic Director of the ...


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