New Session- New Players

This session was recorded in my West Seattle studio as part of an on going series of musical conversations called “Live@VernsPlace”. These sessions feature a variety of musicians that I have the great fortune and privilege to know and play with.
This perticular session was recorded on 5-26-18 and features following very talented individuals:
Rick Riday – Keyboards
Steven Enstad – Guitar & Vocals
Dave McClelland – Bass
And of course your host and Engineer Vern Lawton – Drums

Thank you all for listening.


Hey so somehow I launched the “Live@VernsPlace” (formerly Jazz Improv Sundays) series without even thinking about it. Just so ya know, the premise is to have local musicians come together and have a musical conversation. Then to record (both audio and video) in the best quality I can with what I have at the time, and finally to share that with anyone who is curious or interested. It is in that spirit that I offer you this.
This particular video was taken from a session at Vern’s place on Jan 27th 2017.
Sean Fisher – Guitar
Mark – Aaron – Bass
Vern Lawton – Drums (host)

Sunday Jazz Improv

Since I havnt been playing publicly lately, I have restarted the Sunday Jazz Improv Sessions. Here’s a Variation on a theme from Heitor Villa-Lobos who was a Brazilian composer, described as “the single most significant creative figure in 20th-century Brazilian art music”.

This was taken from A Sunday Jazz Improv Session on 5/8/16 at the Vern Studios featuring:
Sean Fisher: Guitar
Peter Tutak: Bass
Vernon Lawton: Drums (Host)

TFX 2016

On stage at TonyFest10

On stage at TonyFest10

Occasional Vern Stream


The Studio


Blue Moon

2012-06-21 20.24.16