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, November 17 @ Van Dyck, Schenectady with Ray Vega and Michael Benedict’s Bopitude featuring Ray Vega
- Sunday, November 18 @ First Reformed Church, Schenectady “Thanksgiving Jazz Vespers” 4-6pm featuring Nat Phipps Trio, Wayne Hawkins Trio, Peg Delaney Quartet; honoring drummer Tom D’Andrea. Tickets $12, ($5 students and seniors)
- Thursday, December 13 @ Rivers Casino event center “Jazzy Christmas” dinner show
- New Year’s Eve @ Saratoga First Night with Michael Benedict’s Jazz Vibes sets at 10 & 11pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran

- Thursday, Jan 24 @ 677 Prime, Albany with Nat Phipps 6-10pm Jazz 

- Saturday, Feb 16 @ Indian Ladder Farms Cidery and Brewery 2-5pm with Dave Gleason Jazz 

- Thursday, Feb 21 @ Speakeasy 518, Albany with Teresa Broadwell 8-11pm

- Sunday, March 3 @ First Reformed Church, Schenectady with Nat Phipps 5pm Jazz Vespers 

- Saturday, March 16 @ Speakeasy 518, Albany with the Art D’echo Trio 9pm- midnight 

- Friday, March 29 @ Grapa 72, Albany 6:30-9:30pm with Pete Sweeney Jazz Trio

- Friday, April 26 @ The Egg, Albany with Harry Allen and the Michael Benedict Trio 


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

Subpages (2): Credits Media