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Josh Lawrence


Josh Lawrence is a critically acclaimed trumpeter, composer, bandleader, and recording artist who serves as Director of Jazz Studies at Interlochen Center for the Arts.

​A "preeminent voice among young composers" (Downbeat 2017), Lawrence has received awards from and produced commissions for the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage (From the Vine), American Composers Forum (Mind Behind Closed Eyes), Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Life Mosaic), Revive X Metropolitan Museum of Art (Harlem Suite), Chamber Music America (Lost Works Live), Come Hear North Carolina (We Insist! FCO + Melanie Charles), and Festival of New Trumpet Music (Philly Twisted).


And That Too

Label: Posi-Tone Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Grit; Nefertiti; Cosmological Constant; North Winds; Black Keys; Hole In The Wall; Left Hanging; Cantus Firmus.


Article: Album Review

Willie Morris: Conversation Starter

Read "Conversation Starter" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

The story is old, predictable and often exasperating. A virtually unknown jazz musician distinguishes himself or herself as part of the supporting cast on a handful of recordings. And then begins the wait to see if any label will offer the young, deserving player a shot in the driver's seat. Early this year, ...


Article: Album Review

Josh Lawrence: And That Too

Read "And That Too" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

Less than ten seconds into “Grit," the opening track of Josh Lawrence's latest chapter as a leader for Posi-Tone Records, the trumpeter uncorks a jaw-dropping solo. Set in a brisk, no-nonsense tempo, it does not so much eclipse the music that follows as it sets the tone for the record by declaring that And That Too ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Music From Ingrid Laubrock, Ivo Perelman, Marc Ducret And More

Read "New Music From Ingrid Laubrock, Ivo Perelman, Marc Ducret And More" reviewed by Bob Osborne

On this show exciting new releases from Ingrid Laubrock, André Carvalho, Brad Walker and Extended, Marc Ducret, and Josh Lawrence plus three new albums from Ivo Perelman.Playlist Show Intro 00:00 Ingrid Laubrock “Anticipation" from The Last Quiet Place (Pyroclastic) 00:53 André Carvalho “Mencolek" from Lost In Translation Vol. II (Clean Feed) 07:47 Brad Walker ...


Call Time

Label: Posi-Tone Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Paradise In Blue; Pumpkin Pi; Silver's Drag; Sam I Am; Cornbread; Black Bottom's Up; Paradise In Blue Reprise.


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Diversity, Variety And Development

Read "Diversity, Variety And Development" reviewed by Bob Osborne

A selection of brand new albums from around the world of jazz demonstrating diversity, variety and the development of the music. Featuring releases from René Lussier, Dave Douglas, Jean-Paul Estiévenart with Marcelle Ponseele & Anthony Romaniuk, Ezequiel Jaime, Brûlez les meubles, Fran Nava, Josh Lawrence, Ernesto Cervini, and, Giuseppe Millaci & Vogue Trio. Playlist ...


Ain't No Storm

Label: Imani / 88 Keys Productions
Released: 2021
Track listing: La Tortuga; Day 3; Torrential; The Importance of Abstraction; Ain't No Storm; The Others; Failure is an Option; A Cautionary Tale in Two Parts; That Which Cannit Be Replaced; Dystopia; Portrait


Article: Album Review

Caleb Wheeler Curtis: Ain't No Storm

Read "Ain't No Storm" reviewed by Paul Rauch

Caleb Wheeler Curtis is a noted voice in the modern world of alto saxophone, in large part due to his association with fellow artists. Most significantly, his work with Philadelphia-based pianist Orrin Evans and the “village" of creative participants within has put a spotlight on his style which attaches itself to tradition while exhibiting a willingness ...


The Intangible Between

Label: Smoke Sessions Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Proclaim Liberty; This Little Light of Mine; A Time For Love; That Too; Off Minor; Into Dawn; Tough Love; Im So Glad I Got to Know You


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