"One of the finest...most soulful singers in New England. A Jazz voice to be reckoned with."
- The Boston Herald
Eula Lawrence with the John Pierce Trio CD Release Show
Featuring: Eula Lawrence, Vocals
John Pierce, Bass
Tim Ray, Piano
Jon Hazilla, Drums
Eula Lawrence and John Pierce will be releasing their latest Jazz title "Eula! with the John Pierce Trio" at the Regattabar this October 2nd. One of Boston’s finest vocalists, Ms. Lawrence has been a featured artist at both the Boston Globe Jazz Festival and the Toulon Jazz Festival in Toulon, France. She was a 1991 Boston Music Award nominee for Outstanding Jazz Vocalist, and has appeared an unprecedented five times at Boston’s annual gala benefit Steppin’ Out, attended by over 3,500 people. In addition to opening for such stars as Eartha Kitt, Linda Hopkins, Jim Bailey, Vic Damone, Jimmy James and Della Reese, Lawrence has performed with many of the top names in jazz, including George Benson, McCoy Tyner, Donald Byrd, Bobby Timmons, B.B. King, Johnny “Hammond” Smith, Roy Haynes and Antonio Hart.
Backing her up on this CD is a trio of Berklee College of Music faculty members led by bassist John Pierce, with Tim Ray on piano and Jon Hazilla on drums. John and Eula met working with Craig Ball’s White Heat Swing Orchestra, where Eula was the featured vocalist and John played trombone. Pierce, who is also the engineer and producer for this recording, has performed or recorded with many artists, including Lou Rawls, Tony Bennett Gladys Knight, Joe Beck, Patti Austin and J. Geils.