Multi-award winning pianist and composer Chad Lawson has an impressive list of
accomplishments in recent years that many artists could only hope for in a
lifetime. He has released seven critically acclaimed albums, worked with
renowned musicians and producers and has the distinguished honor of being a
Born in North Carolina, Chad knew he wanted to be a musician at the age of five.
He pursued this dream at age 18 when he enrolled at the Berklee College of Music
in Boston. While in school, Chad began his career as a studio musician and after
his studies at Berklee, he decided to go on tour with Babik Reinhardt (son of
legendary jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt).
Following his stint on the road, Chad formed the Chad Lawson Trio. They released
their self-titled debut album in 1997 followed by Dear Dorothy; The Oz Sessions
(jazz trio arrangements of The Wizard of Oz) in 2002 and Unforeseen two years
later. Taking a sabbatical from the jazz trio in 2007, Lawson went on tour in
Europe and South America with Julio Iglesias as a keyboardist.
In 2009, Chad released his first solo album, Set on a Hill. The album was
produced by the legendary Will Ackerman (Grammy winner/Founder of Windham Hill
Records) and was voted "Album of the Year" by Whispering Solo Piano's 1 million
2011 was a year of overachievement for Chad as he generated two albums and one
single. The Piano was released in October to rave reviews and also
awarded, "Classical Album of the Year" by Solopiano.com. In August 2011, Chad
offered Song of Prayer, a 32-minute improvisational single. This musical
masterpiece provided the perfect soundtrack for introspective reflection and
meditation. He ended the year with the full-length, A Solo Piano Christmas,
featuring his renditions of classic Christmas songs. Reviews New Age proclaimed,
"Superb! 5 out of 5 stars."
The Space Between, released in 2013, is Chad's latest effort. The album
hit #12 on Amazon's Adult Alternative Chart which is an impressive feat for an
independent release. Named by CDBaby as an Editor's Pick, The Space Between is
also being recognized internationally on premier music podcast RTVE, the NPR
equivalent in Spain, where "I Wish I Knew" and "A Love is Born" is on their
Four songs from The Space Between can also be heard on "Echoes," a nightly
melodious soundscape featuring ambient and downtempo music that is broadcast on
over 120 public radio stations across the United States. The host, John
Diliberto, an award-winning radio producer and music writer, has earned the
reputation of only playing groundbreaking music and rarely selects pianist
tracks for his program. By adding, "I Know a Love so Fair and True," "A Love is
Born," "Falling Together" and a cover of Band of Horses' "No One's Gonna Love
You" to the "Echoes" song rotation, this highly influential tastemaker reaffirms
the artistic significance of Chad Lawson and his works.
Chad's music has been played on NPR, Delta Airlines flights and in Starbucks
coffee shops. Television shows (Dawson's Creek, MTV's Teen Mom 2), movies
(DoughBoys, Plimpton!) and commercials (Bacardi, Relais Chateaux upscale
boutique hotels) have also utilized his works. The Notebook, an upcoming
Broadway musical where Chad was brought on to arrange and notate the show's
While working as a keyboardist with an artist on Sony Records, the late and
legendary music producer Phil Ramone told celebrated music director Jack
Douglas, "You have an amazing keyboard player." It was an unforgettable
compliment that Chad still cherishes to this day.
Chad Lawson is a master musician and artist extraordinaire. This brilliance is
evident in his gifted original compositions and his exceptional interpretations
of the beloved classics.
You can find out more about Chad on his 크레이지슬롯 사이트website.
Autumn Suite Volume 1
The Chopin Variations (on piano, violin and cello)
The Chopin Variations (on solo piano)
Set on a Hill
A Solo Piano Christmas
Song of Prayer
The Space Between
Summer Suite, Vol One