Lawrence Feldman has the rare ability to imitate diverse musical styles on all of his woodwinds with great accuracy. His ability to capture the musical voices of renowned artists such as Dave Sanborn, Johnny Hodges, Michael Brecker, Les Robinson, Paul Desmond, Stan Getz, Benny Goodman, etc. has allowed him to remain a mainstay in the NY recording industry for over 40 years. Lawrence discusses this aspect of his talent and demonstrates on saxophone and clarinet the chameleon-like ability of a first-call studio musician.
Companion Video: Lawrence Feldman on Building a Career
About the Artist: Lawrence has recorded, performed and toured with some of the greatest musicians and entertainers since the mid-1970s. The lead alto of the Bob Mintzer Big Band from its inception, he was also a member of The Saturday Night Live Band and The National Jazz Ensemble. Additional jazz credits include recordings with Dave Sanborn, John Scofield, James Moody, Eliane Elias, Bob Belden, Randy Brecker, etc. He has worked with seemingly every great jazz and pop singer from Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Barbra Streisand and Rosemary Clooney to Barbara Cook, Audra McDonald, Linda Ronstadt, Liza Minnelli, Patti LuPone, Steely Dan, Michael Franks and Rod Stewart. On the classical side of the industry, he has performed with the New York Philharmonic, Concordia, the New Jersey Symphony, American Ballet Theater, among others. One of the first-call New York studio musicians, he has played on literally hundreds of jingles, movie score soundtracks and record dates in addition to playing the first reed book on over 20 Broadway musicals.