Jarrod Lawson is a composer, keyboardist, and singer who, is heavily inspired by the likes of Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway. Like those legends, he incorporates social and spiritual messages into his uplifting sound. His chops suggest a broad range of musical knowledge, including artists with a deeper connection to jazz; as a vocalist alone, he has been favorably compared to Al Jarreau and Mark Murphy. Lawson grew up surrounded by music, due in large part to his father, who operated a recording studio in the family's Redwood City, California home.
Jarrod Lawson will be performing at the Bird's Basement from 17 to 21 October.