Important Safety Notice: In accordance with the guidelines recommended by public health authorities, all Jack London customers and staff, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear masks when not eating or drinking. As a further measure, no customers will be admitted without proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or proof of negative test taken within 48 hours of admission. Stay safe, Portland!
Notes on Seating: The Jack London provides two options for ticket purchasers: Reserved Seating and General Admission. Reserved Seating is purchased on a table-by-table basis in the central part of the venue and is only available for select shows. General Admission seating is limited on a first come first serve basis and may be standing room only.
Join us for an evening with one of Portland's hottest R&B artists. A virtuosic keyboardist with a rich palette of jazz-inflected chords and a soulful voice that has captured fans around the world, Lawson brings a passionate musical commitment to every song.
Lawson grew up surrounded by music, due in large part to his father, who operated a recording studio in the family's home in Redwood City, California. First attracted to the drums as a toddler, his interest in music continued to develop throughout his childhood, which included a move north to Oregon, and lessons from his father. In college, he studied music and participated in a chamber choir and jazz ensemble. His reputation as a solo performer was built through numerous gigs in Portland, opening dates for a number of highly regarded R&B and jazz artists, and some international tours. His harmonically rich self-titled debut album was issued in 2014 (on Dome in the U.K., and self-released in the U.S.). A favorite of the BBC's Gilles Peterson, among other DJs and R&B fans who dug beneath the surface of commercial radio, it was subsequently nominated for one of Peterson's Worldwide Awards (Album of the Year), and Jazz FM named Lawson their Soul Artist of the Year.