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BiographyThe Sax-Man for, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Rolling Stones, The Butterfield Blues Band at Woodstock, B. B. King, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, The Pointer Sisters, Martha Reeves, Etta James, John Mayall, Ace, Goldie Zelkowitz, Roberta Flack, Bonnie Raitt, Leo Sayer, Country Joe McDonald, Mongo Santamaria, King Curtis, Syreeta Wright, Chuck Rainey, Jackie Lomax, Howard Tate, Lightnin' Rod, The Rocky Horror Show, Andrew Gold, Melissa Manchester, Van McCoy, and many more. . .
For those of you who may not be familiar with Trevor Lawrence (Tenor Sax). . .
If you have heard the songs, “It’s Your Thing” by the Isley Brothers, “Superstition” and “Sir Duke” by Stevie Wonder, The “Trouble Man” Album by Marvin Gaye, “I’m So Excited” by the Pointer Sisters . . . then you have heard Trevor Lawrence (Tenor Sax) at work.
Trevor Lawrence started playing the Saxophone when he was 11 years old. He was exposed to Music Theory and Harmony, when he was about 13 years old, by his next door neighbor Sol Moore. Moore, happened to be an accomplished Music Arranger and Baritone Sax. player with the “Les Hite Band”, and Graduate of the Schillinger System of Musical Composition, used by George Gershwin, became his music Mentor. This mentoring intrigued and inspired him, as he continued taking Music Lessons privately, and playing in the School Band, while attending public school in Brooklyn, New York.
Trevor was influenced by Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and by a very popular Sax Man, at the time, “King Curtis” Ousley, who met Trevor through mutual friends, Guitarist Eric Gale and Bassist Chuck Rainey. King Curtis took a liking to him and hired him to play on many of the record sessions he contracted. Trevor also played on many other recording sessions for some of the popular Arrangers such as the greats, Horace Ott, Donny Hathaway and Belford Hendricks. Soon becoming a sought after Sax player, and Music Arranger himself.
Trevor's musical accomplishments continued to grow as he developed his skills as an Arranger / Composer for records and later television, and movies. After moving to Los Angeles, CA., he expanded his musical involvement to Record Producing and Songwriting. On the cutting-edge of developing and writing songs with artists, Trevor created such hits as, "I'm So Excited", "Could I Be Dreaming", with the Pointer Sisters and "All the Way Down" for Etta James. The theme song for the popular Jackie Gleason and Richard Pryor Film, “The Toy”, “I Just Wanna Be Your Friend” sung by the great Jeffery Osborne. Trevor was also The Composer and the Music Supervisor for the Sidney Poitier film “To Sir With Love II”, and has Produced and Directed the TV shows “Live From The Club” on BETJAZZ and “B In Tune TV” distributed by Viacom.
Trevor Lawrence is known for songs in the Hit Films, Transformers, Working Girl, Happy Go Lucky, Summer Lovers, Working Trash and Vacation, to name a few.
Combining his musical talent, experience and knowledge, Trevor continues to move into the entertainment world of today by applying his talents to Playing the Saxophone, Producing Records, Developing Television Shows, Movies, and creating CG for the Visual Interpretations seen in Modern Media .
Trevor enjoys an artistry that generates a lifetime of musical vision and innovation.
More About Trevor Lawrence
Q:Describe the feeling when your music really connects with your listener.
A:When you connect with the audience, not only do you make them Smile and uplift them, they also lift and inspire you.