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Veteran Drummer Jay Lawrence's New release
"Sonic Paragon"

August 1st Release Date on Jazz Hang Records

"Sonic Paragon" is a fantastic collaboration of the talented and amazing drummer, Jay Lawrence, with many of the greatest jazz players on the scene today–John Patitucci, bass; Renee Rosnes, piano; Harry Allen, tenor saxophone; Terell Stafford, trumpet; Anthony Wilson, Yotam Silberstein, and Romero Lubambo, guitars!

"Sonic Paragon"  is a quintessential paradigm and pinnacle of jazz music drawing from New York to New Orleans, Bop to Brazil, and Hip-Hop to Swing.

Jay Lawrence has enjoyed a diverse career as a performing and recording artist. He is a distinguished drummer, ethnic and orchestral percussionist, composer and arranger, educator, clinician, adjudicator, band leader, contractor and author.

Over the years, Lawrence has performed in concert with countless celebrities, such as The 5th Dimension, Paul Anka, Vikki Carr, Cher, Roy Clark, The Coasters, Natalie Cole, Vic Damone, Sammy Davis Jr., The Drifters, Arthur Duncan, Barbara Eden, Michael Feinstein, Andy Gibb, Englebert Humperdink, Jack Jones, Tom Jones, Ben E. King, Gladys Knight, Rich Little, Loretta Lynn, Ann Margret, Maureen McGovern, Shirley MacLaine, Liza Minelli, The Moody Blues, Anthony Newley, Donny Osmond, Lou Rawls, Della Reese, Debbie Reynolds, Charlie Rich, Linda Ronstadt, The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Neil Sedaka, Frank Jr. and Nancy Sinatra, Red Skelton, The Smothers Brothers, Bobby Vinton, Dionne Warwick, Raquel Welch, Mary Wilson, and others.

Lawrence has recorded film scores and trailers for the following motion pictures: 101 Dalmatians, Army of Darkness, Double Impact, Eulogy, Flubber, Frank and Jessie, Gettysburg, Hercules, Home Alone 3, Huck Finn, Indian in the Cupboard, Jumanji, Man in the IronMask, Mighty Ducks 2, Mi Familia, Nightmare on Elm Street- Part VII, The Sandlot, Serial Mom, Stargate, Starship Troopers, Surviving Picasso, The Swan Princess, Tales From the Hood, The Three Ninjas Kick Back, U-571, Under the Moon, and When You Wish Upon A Star.

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