GIGS

CURRENT 2016 PERFORMANCES

Thurs. -  Sat. - January 7, 8 & 9, 2016
Azar Lawrence Quartet
Tribute to McCoy Tyner
Club Bonafide
212 E 52nd St, New York, NY
646.918.6189 ~ clubbonafide.com
Shows ~ 7:30p & 9:30p
Azar Lawrence,Tenor & Sop Saxes
Benito Gonzales, Piano
Gerald Cannon, Bass
Billy Hart, drums
Brandon Lewis, drums (1/9)

Saturday, January 30, 2016
Seabird Jazz Lounge - Long Bch, CA, 9p
Azar Lawrence Quintet
Special Guests Gilbert Castellanos, tr
Theo Saunders, p
Henry Franklin, b
Marvin “Smitty”, d

Friday, February 19, 2016
PDX Jazz - Jimmy Maks Portland OR - 7p & 9:30p
PUTTIN’ IT TOGETHER: A TRIBUTE TO ELVIN JONES
Azar Lawrence and Sonny Fortune (sax)
Alan Jones, dr
Jonathan Lakey, b

Saturday, February 20, 2016
PDX Jazz - Jimmy Maks Portland OR
OLÉ COLTRANE: BOBBY TORRES ENSEMBLE – 7:30p & 9p
w/ special guest Azar Lawrence, sax
Bobby Torres, perc
Dick Tetterington, tr
Tim Gilsan, b
Dan Gaynor, p
Gary Hobbs, dr

Friday - Sunday, October 14-16, 2016
Azar Lawrence Quintet
Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
Jazz at Lincoln Center
New York, NY - Details Tba
 

 

PAST PERFORMANCES 2015

February 6-7
Azar Lawrence with Charles Julian
Expo Arts Center
Long Beach, CA

February 27
The Mint
Los Angeles, CA

March 7
Upstairs Jazz Bar
Montreal, Canada

March 28
Azar Lawrence Quartet
Reunion & Tribute to McCoy Tyner
Special Guests Juini Booth
& Alphonse Mouzon
Featuring Henry Franklin & Theo Saunders

April 25
Azar Lawrence Sextet
Seabird Jazz Lounge - Long Beach, Ca
Azar Lawrence, ten & sop saxes
George Bohanon, trom; Oscar Brashear, trump
Theo Saunders, p; Jeff Littleton, b
& Roy McCurdy, dr

April 29
Azar Lawrence & Nicholas Payton
Special Guest Nayo Jones
(ASU) Arizona State University
Kerr Cultural Center
Scottsdale, Arizona

April 30
Azar Lawrence Quartet
International Jazz Day
Cityscape - Phoenix, Arizona

May 14
Azar Lawrence Quartet
Cikan's - Bozeman, Montana
Azar Lawrence, t & s saxes
Featuring Benito Gonzalez, p
Craig Hall, b & Caleb Van Gelder , d

May 15
Azar Lawrence Quartet
Daly Jazz - Missoula, Montana
Azar Lawrence, t & s saxes -
Featuring Benito Gonzalez, p
Craig Hall, b & Caleb Van Gelder , d
2 Shows 7p & 9p

May 16
Azar Lawrence Quartet
Daly Jazz - Missoula, Montana
Azar Lawrence, t & s saxes -
Featuring Benito Gonzalez, p
Craig Hall, b & Caleb Van Gelder, d
2 Shows 7p & 9p

May 30
Azar Lawrence Quintet
Venice Spring Fling - Venice, Ca, 1:30p
Azar Lawrence, ten & sop saxe
Noland Shaheed, trump; Theo Saunders, p
Henry Franklin, b & Marvin “Smitty” Smith, d

May 30
Azar Lawrence Sextet
Seabird Jazz Lounge - Long Beach, Ca, 9p

Azar Lawrence, ten & sop saxes
George Bohanon, trom; Oscar Brashear, trump
Theo Saunders, p; Jeff Littleton, b
Roy McCurdy, dr

Saturday, July 11
North Sea Jazz Festival, 9:15p
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Azar Lawrence, ten & sop saxes
Benito Gonzalez, p; Essiet Okon Essiet, b
Billy Hart, dr

PAST PERFORMANCES  2015

July 16 - July 19
Azar Lawrence Quintet
Jazz Standard, New York, Ny
Azar Lawrence, ten & sop saxes
Steve Turre, tromb; Benito Gonzalez, p
Essiet Okon Essiet, b & Johnathan Blake, dr
1st set Doors @ 6:15p  show @ 7:30p
2nd Set Doors @ 9p - show @ 10:00p
Friday & Saturday only Doors @11:15p
show @ 11:45p  ~ Jazzstandard.com

July 21
Azar Lawrence Quartet
The Monk Project - Jimmy Owens
Festival Jazz à Foix, Foix France, 9:30p
Azar Lawrence, ten & sop saxes
Jimmy Owens, trumpet
Benito Gonzalez, p
Essiet Okon Essiet, b
& Brandon Lewis, dr
jazzfoix.com

July 22
Azar Lawrence Quartet
American Jazz Festiv'Halles (24th edition)
Sunset/Sunside - Paris, France, 9p
Azar Lawrence, ten & sop saxes
Benito Gonzalez, p; Essiet Okon Essiet, b
& Brandon Lewis, dr
www.sunset-sunside.com

July 23
Azar Lawrence Quartet
American Jazz Festiv'Halles (24th edition)
Sunset/Sunside - Paris, France, 9p
Azar Lawrence, ten & sop saxes
Benito Gonzalez, p; Essiet Okon Essiet, b
& Brandon Lewis, dr
www.sunset-sunside.com

July 24, 25 & 26
Azar Lawrence Quartet
Heineken Jazzaldia - San Sebastian Jazz Fest
San Sebastian, Spain
Azar Lawrence, ten & sop saxes
Benito Gonzalez, p; Essiet Okon Essiet, b & Brandon Lewis, dr
heinekenjazzaldia.com

Saturday, September, 5, 2015
Azar Lawrence Quintet
Seabird Jazz Lounge, Long Beach, Ca 9p
Special Guest Gilbert Castellanos
Azar Lawrence, ten & sop saxes
Gilbert Castellanos,  trump
Theo Saunders, p
Jeff Littleton, bass
Marvin “Smitty” Smith, dr

Friday, September 25, 2015
Azar Lawrence Quartet
The Mint LA - 6010 W. Pico Blvd.., LA, Ca
Azar Lawrence, ten & sop saxes, feat.
Alphonse Mouzon, dr: Theo Saunders, p
Henry the “Skipper” Franklin, b

Saturday, September, 26, 2015
Seabird Jazz Lounge - Long Beach, Ca, 9p
Azar Lawrence Quintet
Special Guest & Line up TBA

Friday, November 6, 2015
Azar Lawrence: Love Supreme 50th Anniversary Band w/Jeff "Tain" Watts
Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center
Houston, Texas - 8p
Azar Lawrence, ten & sop saxes
Benito Gonzalez, p; Essiet Okon Essiet, b
& Jeff "Tain" Watts, d
www.dacamera.com