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Presenting… The New Mexico Jazz Festival in TAOS!

July 13

Doug Lawrence

New Organ Quartet


Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership

7:30 PM

$20/Advance– $25/Door

Address: 20 ABC Mesa Road, El Prado, NM

Dan Trudell, Hammond B3

John Webber, guitar

Yuriana Garcia, drums

"A commanding tenor saxophonist, Mr. Lawrence plays in stretched, extended phrases that suggest the manner of John Coltrane adapted to a lighter, softer tone. It is a style that gives Mr. Lawrence's playing an interesting mixture of power and grace."

"Tenor saxophonist Doug Lawrence played one ridiculously sizzling and sweltering solo after another, bringing the house down at Walt Disney Concert Hall."  


Doug's powerful, fun, swinging… HOT tenor is really happy in the enveloping bass and heavy groove of Dan Trudell's Hammond B3. This is a combination not to be missed!


Doug Lawrence has performed and recorded with an astonishing list of artists ranging from Frank Sinatra to Benny Goodman and Dizzy Gillespie. As the lead tenor for the Grammy Award-winning Count Basie Orchestra, he carries on the playing tradition handed down to him by players like Lester Young and Illinois Jacquet who came before him. The long list of artists Doug has performed and recorded with includes Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha, Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, Joe Williams, Jimmy Cobb, Stevie Wonder, George Bensen, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Lady Gaga, Andra Day and many others.

Dan Trudell is sometimes compared to organists “Wild Bill” Davis, Larry Young, Jack McDuff, and Dr. Lonnie Smith. He has performed on piano/organ with everyone from Aretha Franklin, Ron Carter, and Kurt Elling to Joe Magnorelli, Joe Williams and Jimmy Heath. -



July 20

Aaron Diehl Trio


Harwood Museum

7:00 PM

Tickets: $25 / $20: members of Harwood & Taos Jazz Bebop Society.
Call 575-758-9826 to reserve

Harwood address: 238 Ledoux Street, Taos


Peter Washington, bass

Pete Van Nostrand, drums

“Diehl, a rising star of jazz piano, has an individual talent so huge that one day he may extend the jazz tradition.”
New York Daily News 

"While firmly planted in the present, there’s a timeless quality to the music, hearkening to the panache of pianist Duke Ellington and swing of The Modern Jazz Quartet."

– Mark Turner, All About Jazz


A 32-year-old classically trained pianist and composer, Aaron Diehl has made an indelible mark on the jazz world over the last 15 years. Diehl’s style is steeped in the swinging acoustic jazz and classical traditions. A prodigious early talent, he toured with trumpeter Wynton Marsalis' septet at the age of 15 and enrolled in Juilliard's then newly minted jazz studies program. During his time at Juilliard, Diehl studied with several luminaries, including pianists Kenny Barron and Eric Reed.

In 2006, a year before graduating Juilliard, he released his debut album, "Mozart Jazz". The concert album "Live at Caramoor" followed two years later. Diehl then appeared on vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant's highly lauded debut, 2013's "WomanChild" and released his second album as a leader, 2013's "The Bespoke Man's Narrative". In 2015, Diehl releases his third studio album, "Space Time Continuum", which featured saxophonist Benny Golson and others.

This concert is a presentation of Taos Jazz Bebop Society and The Harwood.

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