The Jazz Session #613: Jo Lawry

Jo Lawry’s new trio album with Linda May Han Oh and Allison Miller is called Acrobats. In this interview, we talk about the selection of the band members and the repertoire; gender diversity in jazz; Jo’s years with Sting; and more.


  • You can hear Jo’s 2008 episode of The Jazz Session here.
  • In addition to the normal bonus episode (see below), members also get an additional 15 minutes of interview material with Jo that isn’t in the regular version of the episode because I try to keep them to 40 minutes.


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