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Spotlight Jazz with Jacob Lawson

Spotlight Jazz with Jacob Lawson

PRESENTING SPOTLIGHT SERIES GUESTS:
Jacob Lawson on violin
with the Nick DeCarlis Trio

Wednesday, July 13th, 6:30 - 9:30

And now for something completely different: Violinist Jacob Lawson greatly impressed me the first time I heard him—and some time later, when he sat in with the Trio, we were pleasantly surprised at the successful (yet unconventional) combination of violin and cornet. 

As an added treat, Jacob will be playing the violin which belonged to my late grandfather (Nick DeCarlis, for whom I am named), who played it in dance bands prior to WWII. It has a particularly dark tone, well suited for jazz. My grandfather was an ardent admirer of famed jazz violinist Joe Venutti, so this will be a special evening as we re-create the sounds of that era. 

Jacob Lawson is a violinist, producer and composer who has recorded with and composed arrangements for best selling recording artists including Guster, Sixpence None-the-Richer, Jars of Clay, Ce Ce Winans, Vienna Teng, and Venus Hum as well as dozens of other major label artists. He has performed with these and other artists including Tim McGraw, Jill Sobule, and Richard Julian throughout the US and Europe and has appeared in broadcast on the BBC, MTV, Vh1, CBS, ABC and NPR. As a composer his clients have included David’s Bridal, Shakespeare and Co., Haus, George St. Playhouse, Cellfish, Jumping Giant, and Spork Productions. He scored the award winning film Fray, and was a contributing composer for the films Boy Wonder, Kartellet and the animated series The Passion of Jimmy.

This will be an exciting night you won’t want to miss. Reservations are highly recommended, especially for the first set.

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