The Josh Lawrence Quartet featuring alto saxophonist Mike Cemprola, bassist Leon Boykins and drummer Mike De Castro performing Sonny Rollins’ “Freedom Suite” at the Garage in NYC:
Recorded live at the Society Hill Playhouse in Philadelphia on April 19, 2012.
“MJQ” composed by Josh Lawrence.
Josh Lawrence, trumpet; Luke Carlos O’Reilly, piano; Leon Boykins, bass; Anwar Marshall, drums.
Kick off the world’s largest beer celebration of its kind with a festival like no other. Welcome the arrival of the Hammer of Glory from its daylong relay through the streets of Philadelphia, cheer award-winning brewers and watch Mayor Nutter smash open the first official keg of the week: Brotherly Suds 3.
It’s a can’t-miss toast to America’s Best Beer-Drinking City… and it all happens on Independence Mall in the shadow of the Liberty Bell.
Friday, June 1, 2012
Opening Ceremony – FREE – 7 p.m.
Independence Mall – 6th & Market streets.
Opening ceremony with the Hammer of Glory, The Third Annual Philadelphia Inquirer Brew-vitational awards PLUS the incredible sounds of Josh Lawrence and the New Quartet.
Trumpeter Josh Lawrence and the NEW Quartet from Philadelphia will perform at New York City’s Garage in the West Village Tuesday January 31st at 10:30 PM. The NEW Quartet presents a new perspective on American Classical Music featuring the swinging sounds and modern compositions of the leader and pianist Luke Carlos O’Reilly.
I sat down with WRTI Temple Public Radio jazz host Zivit Shlank in Rittenhouse Park some time ago to interview for her new Blog on Phawker.com. Our two hour conversation included thoughts on my grandparents, Wynton Marsalis, Erykah Badu, my latest album ROOTS and the NEW Quartet.
The NEW Quartet featuring trumpeter Josh Lawrence, pianist Luke O’Reilly, bassist Brian Howell and drummer Mike De Castro ended their summer residency at Chris’ Jazz Cafe in Philadelphia with one final show in September. In this video shot by Ola Baldych the band puts its own spin on George Gershwin’s “Summertime”.
More to come!
The NEW Quartet featuring trumpeter Josh Lawrence, pianist Luke O’Reilly, bassist Brian Howell and drummer Mike De Castro debuted last Monday at Chris’ Jazz Cafe in Philadelphia. Pianist Orrin Evans also swung by the club to join the band on the second set. Enjoy some video from the show courtesy of @olabaldych: