Janet Lawson | Jazz Vocalist
920 Riverside Drive, Apt. #8 | New York, NY 10032
212-496-2568 or 646-369-7207

The Janet Lawson

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Born in Baltimore to a family of professional musicians, Janet Lawson made her singing debut at the age of three and 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 Higgins, Cedar Walton, and Bob Dorough.

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"A Tribute to Janet Lawson" Monday, May 15th

Monday, May 15th
Minnie Petrie Synagogue
at Hebrew Union College
Jewish Institute of Religion
1 West Fourth Street
NYC 10012

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 New York City, to offer a loving, healing tribute to Janet in celebration of her incredible impact on so many artists and students of jazz.

Engaged in a health crisis, Janet is leaving NYC to live with family in Baltimore.

Jazz greats who will perform that evening include singers Sheila Jordan, Bob Dorough, Janis Siegel, Stephanie Nakasian w/Veronica Swift, Michelle Bradley, Carol Fredette, Roseanna Vitro, Suzanne Pittson, Eve Zanni w/Santi Debriano, Carolina Gonzalez-Mama, Arta Jekabsone, Valentina Marino, Jean Rohe, The New School Vocal Jazz Faculity and instrumentalists Billy Harper, Bill O'Connell, Peter Bernstein, Mike Richmond, Jeff Brown, Jimmy Madison, Roger Rosenberg, Ratzo Harris, John DiMartino, Jeff Pittson, Art Fristoe, Tim Ruiz and Carman Moore.

kickstarter Janet Lawson
With lots of gratitude and appreciation for all your caring about the music, I'm feeling so joyous in letting you know about the re-release of The Janet Lawson Quintet, (Bill O'Connell, piano; Ratzo Harris, bass; Mike Richmond, bass; Jimmy Madison, drums; Billy Hart, drums; Roger Rosenberg, sax/flute). Even better, it includes four previously unreleased tracks from a JLQ tribute to Miles Davis recorded in the late 90s in New York (Bill O'Connell, piano; Mike Richmond, bass; Billy Hart, drums; Roger Rosenberg, sax/flute).

The Janet Lawson Quintet
Originally nominated for a Grammy, "The Janet Lawson Quintet" has been re-released by BBE Records in Europe.

This Kickstarter is to make this wonderful new release available in the US.

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Please join our campaign and help us reach out to everyone that holds the creative spirit, close. Many thanks to our original producer, Jack Perricone, and our current producer, Joe Peine, for their guidance to bring this project to fruition. Thanks also to Jim Eigo for his work to make the music accessible.

If you feel touched by the music, creative spirit, and heart, then please join us and celebrate this passionate expression of our love for the music and all who feel and hear it with their hearts and souls. With all my heart to you, Janet

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