The Robert Lawrence Orchestra & Quartet has been performing black-tie events since 1998 in the New York tristate area. Award-winning Broadway musicians and vocalists comprise the band and can perform a variety of hit arrangments (originals and classic standards) from the books of Duke Ellington, Xavier Cugat, Lionel Hampton, Stan Kenton, Glenn Miller, Tito Puente, and many more. We can perform 20's, 30's, 40's and 50's hits as jazz, Latin, big band and swing. We accomodate each Client's specific needs. We are available for concerts, parties, birthdays, fundraisers, holiday & lobby entertainment, outdoor events, etc. Contact Susan Scherman, Gen. Mgr./Conductor for bookings.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 120 - 240 minutes
Languages: English, German, Italian
What to Expect
An audience can expect to hear the finest tunes from the 20's to the 40's for their listening and dancing pleasure. The arrangements can be smooth jazz to big band foot stomping hits.
Susan Scherman, Gen. Mgr./Conductor, has managed and conducted the Robert Lawrence Orchestra & Quartet for 15 years in the New York area. She is a Certified NYC, Empire State, and Port Authority M/WBE (minority woman owned business enterprise). Some of our prestigious clients include: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, The Gala to Rebuild Hoboken, The Weehawken Waterfront Festival, The Rainbow Room, The Young Presidents' Organization, The Warwick Hotel, Grand Central Partnership, Brooklyn Downtown Partnership, The United Nations, and many more. We have performed outdoor concerts, fundraisers, festivals, dinner parties, and many more. Our Emmy-award winning vocalist, Ms. Lillias White, has been featured with my band. Other vocalists include Ms. Barbara Rosene, David Giardina, Van Martin (performing Sinatra hits), Keaton Douglas and many more. We work with all requests. We can send you a complimentary Press Kit and CD and DVD, if you choose.
Additional Booking Notes
I can provide my own Sound System and rider information.
Some of the hits are In the Mood, The Very Thought of You, Sweet Georgia Brown, When Sonny Gets Blue, Mood Indigo, Stompin at the Savoy, Chatanooga Choo Choo, Take the A Train, Little Brown Jug, Star Dust, Sweet Sue-Just You, Sinatra hits, Jail House Rock, Rock Around the Clock, Blue Suede Shoes, and many others.
|Alan Brady||Alto Saxophone|
Influences & Inspiration
I have traveled with bands such as Lionel Hampton (the original), The New Xavier Cugat Orchestra, Buddy Rich, Bob Crosby (the original), and many others, and I have incorporated their hits into my book. I have learned much about staging from the above great artists and am able to utilize their education.
Stage area, electricity
P.A. system, lighting.