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 around the region to jazz and blues bands in bars, clubs and festival stages, Mike Lawrence has a group available for your next 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:

-Friday, July 21 @ Van Dyck, Schenectady with Gene Bertoncini and Michael Benedict jazz club concert 

-Tuesday, August 8 @ Altamont Gazebo (Library summer concert series) with Art D'echo Trio featuring Pete Sweeney, Dave Gleason 7pm

-Thursday, August 10 @ Niskayuna Town Hall Gazebo free outdoor concert with "The Dadtet" 7pm

-Friday, August 11 @ Speakeasy under City Beer Hall 9pm- midnight with Teresa Broadwell and Mike Novakowski (swingin' violin, vocal and guitar) ages 21+

-Friday, August 18 @ Rivers Casino with Keith Pray's Soul Jazz Revival (reunion gig!) 5-8pm outside on the patio (ages 21+)

-Monday, August 28 @ Rotterdam Senior Center 7-8:30pm with Joe Sorrentino (drums), Neil Brown (piano), Mo Rancourt (trumpet and vocals) 

-Tuesday, August 29 @ Brunswick Town Park, Keyes Lane off Rt 7 with the Mother Goose Jazz Band featuring Josh Greenburg 6-8pm 

-Friday, September 15 @ Grapa 72, Albany with Art D'echo Trio featuring Pete Sweeney, Dave Gleason swingin' jazz trio and fine dining! 6:30-9:30pm 

-Friday, September 29 @ The Gingerman, Albany with the Art D'echo Trio 7pm 

-Wednesday, November 22 @ Duke's in Rivers Casino, Schenectady 5:00-8:00 Art D'echo Trio featuring Pete Sweeney, Dave Gleason

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