“There’s this young jazz, blue-eyed soul kid Jarrod Lawson that I’m loving…”. The words of Michelle Obama when asked recently by America’s Entertainment Weekly “What are you listening to now?” Jarrod was in pride of place right behind Beyonce’s “Renaissance” on the former First Lady’s playlist.
Vocalist/pianist/producer Jarrod now releases his first 7inch vinyl – a Limited Edition 45 which couples a brilliant new treatment of Prince’s “I Would Die 4 U” with his cover of the Isley Brothers Seventies classic “Footsteps In The Dark”, which has been a favourite at soul and jazz radio in the US and Europe since its digital release in 2022.
On both tracks Jarrod is accompanied by his good friends Tyrone Hendrix (drums) and Chance Hayden (guitar), fixtures of the live music scene in Portland, Oregon, where Jarrod lived for most of his life until deciding in late 2022 to relocate to America’s music city Nashville in search of new musical challenges.
The 7-inch release coincides with a 10-show UK tour by Jarrod, his first ever solo tour – singing at a grand piano at intimate venues – which runs from March 8 and ends on March 25. The four shows at Pizza Express Live in London sold out within a matter of days.
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