Soul Jazz Guitar in a classic format w/ Piano, Bass & Drums.
Featuring Original Songs and Jazz Standards
The PIERS LAWRENCE QUARTET plays at many of New York City's finest jazz venues including The Iridium, Kitano, Minton's Playhouse & the Sugar Bar, as well as for Premier Private Corporate Events for IBM, Cisco Systems, Young & Rubicam, Dow Jones, Billboard Magazine, Bryant Park Jazz Festival, Friends of Hudson River Park Jazz Festival & the United Nations.
Created by Piers Lawrence, the bands guitarist was born in Manhattan and raised in San Francisco and Switzerland. He studied Guitar and Composition at the Conservatoire de Musique de Lausanne. In the early 1980's, he played with the Jazz-Mobile Orchestra and studied with jazz greats Barry Galbraith and Ted Dunbar. Broadway shows include "Guys and Dolls', 'Dancin', 'Hubie' and 'Your Arms Too Short to Box With God'. As a lead guitarist, Piers toured with Wilson Picket, Esther Phillips, Phyllis Hyman, The Caribbean Allstars and Merl Saunders and has shared the stage with many great musicians including Narada Michael Walden, Phil Collins, Sammy Figueroa, Hiram Bullock, Lou Soloff, Ronny Cuber as well as Rueben Wilson, Jimmy Heath & Tommy Flannigan. Artists who have played with the Piers Lawrence Quartet include Dennis Williams (O'Jays), Jim Hankins, Wayne Batchelor, Dennis Heaven, Chuk Fowler, Earl Grice, Clyde Alford, Sam Knight and Ricky Gordon.
Cover design by Richard Mantel Art Director of Epic Records; Columbia Records; Atlantic Records; and CTI Records. He has won a multitude of awards for his work, including a Grammy award for best record cover design for the Thelonius Monk album, "Underground".
To book the Quartet for local and international venues, corporate events, jazz festivals, call (646) 341-2600.