Welcome to Mike Lawrence Music.com

 & Music Educator
Upright Bass, Electric Bass, Fretless Electric Bass, 5 string Electric Bass, Acoustic Bass Guitar    
Contact Mike @ mailto:mlawrence@nycap.rr.com

Mike Lawrence is a Capital Region (New York)-based bassist and educator. He's recorded with jazz greats Joe Locke (vibes), Bruce Barth (piano) and Gary Smulyan (baritone saxophone) alongside his friend and drummer Michael Benedict with the Gary McFarland Legacy Ensemble and has performed live in concert with Bopitude featuring Gary Smulyan, Chris Pasin, and Brian Patneaude; Harry Allen and Paul Meyers; Dick Oatts, Sharel Cassity; Bruce Barth and Steve Nelson; Gene Bertoncini, Baritone Saxophone Madness at The Egg with Gary Smulyan, Claire Daly and Bruce Johnstone; Richard Lanham and Jeanne O'Connor; Keith Pray, Chuck Lamb, Mark Vinci, Jerry Weldon, Ray Vega, Wycliffe Gordon, Blue Lou Marini, Sonny Turner's Platters, Bobby Rydell, Tas Cru, and Charlie Smith Blues Band among many others. Mike teaches upright bass, electric bass and other stringed instruments and has been involved with numerous jazz festivals, clinics and workshops around the region. 

From jazz duos in fine dining establishments and music venues around the area to regional festival stages, Mike Lawrence has a group available for your next public or private function! 

Please visit Credits and Media pages for more information...

photo by Rudy Lu 

Upcoming events open to the public featuring Mike Lawrence on bass:

Saturday, June 23 @ Watervliet Public Library with Josh Greenberg and the Mother Goose Jazz Band 11am

Saturday, June 30 @ Duke's Chophouse at Rivers Casino, Schenectady with pianist Cliff Brucker 5:30-9:30

- Saturday, July 7 @ 9 Maple Ave, Saratoga with Dave Fisk Quartet 9pm 

- Sunday, July 8 @ Bascomb Lodge Jazz Festival, Mt. Greylock, MA 3:45pm with Mike Benedict’s Jazz Vibes free 

Saturday, July 14 @ Duke's Chophouse at Rivers Casino, Schenectady with pianist Dave Gleason 5:30-9:30

- Sunday, July 15 @ Prime at Saratoga National Golf jazz brunch with Joe Sorrentino & Chuck Lamb 10am-2pm

Wednesday, July 18 @ Shepard’s Park, Lake George with Matt Mirabile’s All-Star blues band 7pm free concert

Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ Van Dyck, Schenectady with Gene Bertoncini and Michael Benedict 8pm jazz club concert 

Tuesday, July 31@ Altamont Village Gazebo 7pm free concert  Art D'echo Trio featuring Josh Nelson 

- Thursday, August 2 @ Jazz on Jay, (downtown Schenectady) with Art D'echo Trio featuring Josh Nelson 12pm (free concert on Jay St. pedestrian mall; rain location Robb Alley stage inside Proctors)

- Thursday, August 30 @ Putnam Place, Saratoga 8-11pm Art D'echo Trio featuring Josh Nelson

Friday, Sept 14 @ Grapa 72, Albany with Art D'echo Trio featuring Pete Sweeney, Dave Gleason swingin' jazz trio and fine dining! 6:30-9:30pm 

Thank you for supporting live music!

Michael Benedict's Bopitude studio recordings
"Bopitude" and "Five and One" featuring Gary Smulyan   
are both available on Planet Arts featuring Brian Patneaude, Chris Pasin, Bruce Barth
Nippertown article part 1 and 2 during the studio recording see video below

Gary MacFarland Legacy Ensembel at Lake George Jazz Festival 2016


Bopitude live "Circulation" @ WAMC's "The Linda" 6/10/2011

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