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Rick Lawn

Rick Lawn

Born: May 15, 1949

Rick has received several significant composition grants from the National Endowment of the Arts and, as a member of the Nova Saxophone Quartet, has recorded on the Musical Heritage Society, Crystal and Equilibrium labels. The Sea Breeze record label issued “Unknown Soldiers,” a CD recorded by the Third Coast Jazz Orchestra that features his compositions and arrangements including his arrangement of “Donna Lee” recorded by Bobby Sanabria’s New York Latin big band on his 2001 Grammy nominated CD. In fall 2011 his Philadelphia based little big band Power of Ten released "Earth Tones" that includes his original compositions and arrangements. The CD received coast to coast radio play and favorable reviews.

His music is available from many leading published. Rick’s books entitled "The Jazz Ensemble Directors Manual (in its 4th edition)", "Jazz Theory and Practice" in its 2nd edition (that includes interactive ear training software) and "Experiencing Jazz" now in its 2nd edition have become staples among jazz educators and students. Rick’s performing experiences outside his own ensembles include extended engagements with Lionel Hampton, Chuck Mangione, the Rochester Philharmonic, and the Austin Symphony others. He has performed in back-up orchestras for Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Charles, Joe Williams, Natalie Cole, Marian McPartland, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Dianne Schuur, Rosemary Clooney, Aretha Franklin and a host of others. Visit his Web site at: http://www.RickLawn.com.

Richard Lawn is the former Dean of the College of Performing Arts at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia where he is now Professor Emeritus and part-time faculty member teaching jazz history online. Formerly, he was affiliated with the University of Texas at Austin serving as Founding Director of Jazz Studies, Chair of the Department of Music, and Associate Dean for academic affairs.

Email: rlawn@uarts.edu


Little Minor Setback, A

Little Minor Setback, A

Product #: 61466
Credits: Lawn
Series: Jazz Journey

$52.00

 

No Regrets

No Regrets

Product #: 61545
Credits: Lawn
Series: Jazz Journey

$52.00

 


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