Lawson Rollins

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“His classical tone is gorgeous, his technique is impeccable, his subtle genre blending is compelling.”
~ Guitar Player Magazine
“Rollins’ pristine and masterful picking on acoustic and electric guitars is the common thread running through all his work….mesmerizing.”
~ Jazziz Magazine“It’s not often that a Latin jazz/flamenco/samba guitarist generates millions of views on YouTube with short instrumental pieces, but Lawson Rollins is used to defying expectations.”
~ Guitar World Magazine

Guitarist and composer Lawson Rollins has received worldwide attention through his critically-acclaimed, Billboard Top 10-selling solo albums, widespread radio airplay, eclectic collaborations with other artists from around the globe, and sensational performance videos – The Fire Cadenza,Santa Ana Wind, and Locomotion – which have been seen by millions of broadcast television and internet viewers to date, including over 7.5 million alone on Youtube. Lawson’s genre-defying sound on the guitar has earned him rave reviews in the media: Guitar Player Magazine states, “He possesses ungodly classical chops, with dazzling speed, uncanny accuracy, and a beautifully delicate touch.”

On his albums of original music he has collaborated with a host of Grammy Award winners and nominees, including violinist Charlie Bisharat, iconic Brazilian singer Flora Purim, legendary percussionist Airto Moreira, Cuban drummer Horacio ‘El Negro’ Hernandez, and Persian kamencheh masterKayhan Kalhor, to name a few. His albums have spawned severalBillboard Top 30 contemporary jazz radio hits, including “Infinita” from the album INFINITA, “Daybreak” from the album ELEVATION and the Billboard #1 chart-topper, “Moonlight Samba,” from ESPIRITO. Most recently, Lawson was asked to serve as ‘Celebrity Guest DJ’ on the popular Sirius-XMsatellite radio channel ‘Watercolors’, broadcast to 25 million subscribers. Massive radio airplay from his Full Circle album landed Lawson on the Top 100 Artists Of The Year Chart in the contemporary jazz genre by RadioWave.

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