LAWRENCE LEATHERS for Capsulocity.com:
Lawrence Leathers is one bad cat on the drums. From Lansing Michigan, he's done quite a bit of traveling tearin' it up, scene-by-scene. Leathers, who has his sights set on giving back to the jazz scene through education, regularly plays around NYC hosting After-Hours jam sessions at Smalls Jazz Club and Dizzy's Coca-Cola Club. He would like to start a studio to help young jazz musicians. Leathers, who grew up playing Gospel in his hometown also regularly plays with his trio, which includes bassist Paul Sikivie and pianist Aaron Diehl. He has performed with many top jazz artists on the scene today, including Mulgrew Miller, Wynton Marsalis, Wycliffe Gordon, Cyrus Chestnut and Rodney Whitaker, In this episode, he touches on his style and his views on the NYC jazz scene.
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