Lawrence Ku(USA), Guitar


lawrence ku

JZ School Principal, Guitar
Composition, Jazz Improvisation,
Jazz/Funk Ensemble (e/c)


Lawrence Ku was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He has been living in China since 1997, and is among the central figures in the growing jazz scene in China. He performs regularly at the JZ Club in Shanghai and is involved in many musical projects. His group, the Lawrence Ku Septet, was recently featured at the Helsinki Jazz Festival in June of 2005, and his other group, the Red Groove Project, has been a long standing favorite at the JZ Club. He is also a co-founding member of The Far East Quartet (a collaborative quartet involving musicians from Shanghai and Hong Kong) as well as a member of several other groups. Previously, Lawrence has resided in Beijing, where he taught at the Contemporary Music Institute and the Midi School of Music, and Boston, where he received his music training at the New England Conservatory (graduate studies in Jazz Performance) and the Longy School of Music (M.A. in Composition). He has studied with such jazz greats as Ben Monder, Charlie Banacos, Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, George Lewis and Carol Kaye.

Lawrence's website:  http://lawrenceku.com/



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