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Josh Lawrence & Color Theory

Saturday, August 18, 2018, 6:30 PM at Gordon Hall



Including 5 PM dinner at the Falls Village Inn, a Litchfield County landmark—Classic American comfort fare, seasonal—and 6:30 PM Twilight Concert at Music Mountain. Must be purchased by 3 PM on Friday prior to concert.

Josh Lawrence & Color Theory at The Jazz Standard. July 2017. Photo by Ola Baldych

Josh Lawrence & Color Theory

Trumpeter Josh Lawrence and Color Theory fuse the blues, Afro-Cuban music, and hiphop. Their award-winning 2017 release was inspired by Kandinsky’s first three Composition paintings which were destroyed during World War II.

Josh Lawrence ​is a critically acclaimed trumpeter & composer. His ensemble Color Theory was dubbed "an all-star outfit" by The New York Times. Bandmates include pianist Orrin Evans, drummer Anwar Marshall, alto saxophonist Caleb Curtis, trombonist David Gibson, and the Curtis Brothers, pianist Zaccai and bassist Luques.

Color Theory's second album CONTRAST is available March 2, 2018 ​on Posi-Tone Records. A "preeminent voice among young composers" (Downbeat 2017), Lawrence has received awards from Chamber Music America, the American Composers Forum, the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia.

"Full of vigor"

—New York Magazine