Piers Lawrence is a soulful, melodic jazz guitarist and songwriter based in NYC. He is the founder of Jazz Net Media Inc. an independent record label & media company that produced his internationally acclaimed CD "Stolen Moments".
The PIERS LAWRENCE QUARTET plays at many of New York City's finest jazz venues and hotels including The Iridium, Minton's Playhouse, The Kitano & Ashford & Simpson's Sugar Bar & The Waldorf Astoria. Corporate clients include Dow Jones, Billboard Magazine, IBM, Cisco Systems, Young & Rubicam, Bryant Park Jazz Festival, & the United Nations.
Piers was born in Manhattan and raised in San Francisco and Switzerland. He studied Guitar and Composition at the Conservatoire de Musique de Lausanne. He's played with the Jazz-Mobile Orchestra and studied with jazz greats Barry Galbraith and Ted Dunbar. Broadway show credits include "Guys and Dolls', 'Dancin', and 'Hubie'.
An accomplished guitarist, Piers toured with Wilson Picket, Esther Phillips, Phyllis Hyman, The Caribbean Allstars, Merl Saunders and has recorded and shared the stage with many great musicians including Narada Michael Walden, Sammy Figueroa, Hiram Bullock, Lou Soloff, Jerry Garcia, John Handy, Steve Kimock, Armando Peraza, Bob Weir, Vince Welnick as well as Reuben Wilson, Jimmy Heath & Tommy Flannigan.
Artists who have played with the Piers Lawrence Quartet include Dennis Williams, Jim Hankins, Wayne Batchelor, David Fludd, Dennis Heaven, Chuk Fowler, Earl Grice, Clyde Alford, Laurence Goldman, Ricky Gordon, Greg Bandy, Reuben Wilson.
To book Piers for local and international venues, corporate events, and Jazz Festivals call 646-341-2600.
“Stolen Moments” is the complete package: intelligently chosen repertoire, well arranged, and expertly performed.”
By C. Michael Bailey – AllJazz.com
“I give this a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating for any listener who wants classics in their collection.”
Dr. Jazz, Jazz Guitar Magazine
“Won him loads of airplay on jazz radio around the country”.
Paul Blair, Hot House Magazine