Prince Lawsha

Music Performance
Available only to Schools

Prince H. Lawsha is a multi-faceted musician, percussionist, performer, composer, manager and record producer. He is a fourth-generation musician, influenced by the musical styles of gospel, jazz, Latin, and rhythm & blues, and by his appreciation for the rich diversity of the world's cultures.
Lawsha began playing drums at age seven, and was soon singing in the church choir. He progressed to other percussion instruments, and by high school was performing in the marching band, and at night playing rhythm & blues and country music in area clubs. He has received three National Endowment for the Arts grants for jazz and ethnic music studies, allowing him to study with world renowned percussionist Kenneth Nash, and be mentored by Max Roach. His extensive professional life as a performer, manager and producer provides the experience and international working relationships that allow dynamic and high level live performances today.

phone: 831-335-5221

International Jazz Week School Performance

During International Jazz Week School Performances, Prince introduces a variety of jazz musicians from around the world. He introduces students to the elements of music including tempo, pitch, song repertoire, and rhythm. The goal of the performance is to excite and inspire students, while demonstrating improvisation and how to listen to and perform America's classical music - Jazz!

If you are interested in bringing an International Jazz Week School Performance to your school, please contact Audrey Sirota, County Office of Education VAPA Coordinator at

Fee: From $650 -$1,200 depending on artists and travel involved (negotiable)