Sun June 2, 2024

Smokey voiced singer-songwriter and virtuosic pianist


Doors: 6:30 PM   Show: 7:00 PM

Formerly held close as one of the Northwest’s best-kept musical secrets, Jarrod Lawson has exploded as an international sensation topping charts, garnering awards, performing at prestigious venues and spawning fresh notability for Portland's burgeoning soul music scene. Ever since Lawson released his eponymous debut album in 2014, the smokey voiced singer-songwriter and virtuosic pianist has been sending positive ripples around the globe with his powerful message music. He has completed seven successful international tours with prestigious highlights extending from Rotterdam's 40th Annual North Sea Jazz Festival to Tokyo’s Billboard Live. Lawson won ‘Soul Artist Of The Year’ at the 2015 Jazz FM Awards in London, and has been dubbed “the hottest talent to hit soul music in at least ten years” (Echoes Magazine).  Returning to recording in 2020, six years after the release of his self-titled debut, Jarrod Lawson made his mark immediately, with entries at #1 on Amazon’s Jazz Albums chart and at #2 on Billboard magazine’s Contemporary Jazz Albums chart  -  for his sophomore album “Be The Change”.  In late 2022, Jarrod made a bold cross-country move from his longtime home of Portland, Oregon, out to Nashville, Tennessee in hopes of connecting to the expansive community and reservoir of opportunities that “Music City” has to offer.