The Piers Lawrence Quartet

The Piers Lawrence Quartet

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Jazz Quartet; Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums.

Biography

Piers Lawrence a soulful, melodic guitarist, and prolific songwriter was born in Manhattan, raised in San Francisco, and Geneva, Switzerland,

At 19 he joined the world-renowned, Harlem-based, Jazz-Mobile Orchestra Big Band and studied with jazz greats Barry Galbraith and Ted Dunbar, played Broadway shows including 'Guys and Dolls', 'Dancin', 'Hubie', and toured and recorded with Wilson Picket, The Main Ingredient, Ester Phillips, Phyilis Hyman, The Caribbean Allstars and Merl Saunders.

Piers brings his love of jazz music both to the live stage and to internet radio, where he produces and hosts "Manhattan Jazz" on www.TribecaRadio.net. His record label, JazzNet Media produces independent projects such as "Stolen Moments" which features three original tunes, Samba Christina, Everytime and Dimanche.

THE PIERS LAWRENCE QUARTET BIOS:

Chuk Fowler: His early influences include Nat "King" Cole, Hampton Hawes, and Miles Davis and after studying with Sir Roland Hanna and Sonny Stitt's father, Edward Boatner, he has gone on to play with Kenny Durham, Hank Mobley, Billy Higgins and Harry "Sweets" Edison.

Jim Hankins, comes from Detroit, MI, where he grew up in a jazz musician-rich neighborhood that was home to icons such as Barry Harris, Charles McPherson, Donald Byrd and Kenny Burrell. Jim has worked with jazz greats such as Sonny Stitt, Lou Rawls, Wes Montgomery, Donald Byrd and Betty Carter.

Sir Earl Grice played drums for his parents gospel choir in Newark, New Jersey. His early influences include Buddy Rich, Art Blakey, "Papa" Jo Jones and his all time favorite musician is John Coltrane with Elvin Jones. Earl also has impressive credits as an actor, he's appeared in over forty films and television productions starting with a Bronx Tale in 1992.

Discography

CD,'STOLEN MOMENTS' #17 on Jazz Radio Charts
available at www.PiersLawrence.com
CDBaby/CD/PLQ
www.myspace/PiersLawrenceQuartet
Amazon.com

Set List

Selections from our new CD, "STOLEN MOMENTS"