$15 Cover @ the Door / Start 7:30pm / Doors 7pm
Diversions offers us new insights into to traditional jazz realms of yesterday while combining modern production value perspectives from today.
Surrounded by international artists-musicians, Earl Lawrence offers us Diversions, six-piece modern jazz ensemble designed to convey inspiration and serve the international community through public performance, studio creations, and commissioned installations.
Flutes, multiple saxophones, combined with a full percussion section-combining the influences of Afro-Cuban Latin Jazz, the organicism of Sun Ra and Pharaoh Sanders, Earl Lawrence has created an ensemble that inspires..."
Grant Lawrence received his Masters of Music Degree (M.M.) in Music Composition from the Boston Conservatory of Music, and his Bachelor of Music Degree (B.M) in Applied Flute from Fisk University.
Since that time, Grant was provided artistic leadership and performance around the globe, in addition to passionately serving the greater community through outreach and education.
Recipient of the James Pappoutsakis Composer Award, Grant has performed onstage with Duke Ellington, Eubie Blake, Billy Taylor, Clark Terry, Ray Brown, Benny Carter, Quincy Jones and Cannonball Adderly, and his concert work as a professional flutist has taken him from New York to France, Ireland, Germany, Austrai, Poland, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic.
Grant, when not on tour, resides in the Boston, Massachusetts area, producing the work of Diversions, his multi-cultural jazz orchestra, preparing repertoire for performance, and continuing his educational and outreach work in the Greater Boston area.