Forrest “Frosty” Lawson

Keyboards, Trumpet

Frosty is multi-talented artist with a staggering amount of credits in music, voice, and teaching. He’s also an actor, S.A.G. member, and martial arts teacher. A graduate of Kansas State University (in his home state) with several degrees in music, he brings an arsenal of talent and expertise wherever he performs. I should mention he’s also a bugler who performs regularly in Civil War re-enactments throughout the area.

He teaches at Passaic Community College by day and also has private students for piano and voice as well as performing locally solo and in club bands. He has performed with artists as diverse as Bob Hope, Red Skelton, Frankie Avalon, Buddy Rich, Don Rickles and Robert Klein to Gloria Gaynor and The Village People to name a few. He has appeared on The Tonight Show, Good Morning America, and played at Madison Square Garden. You can always catch him in the wee hours of the morning on Monday Nights at the Bitter End in NYC with Richie Cannata (Billy Joel ) at an open jam which attracts many players and is a Village staple.

He’s a proud NJ resident since 1984 and resides in Passaic County. He owns a studio in his home where he writes, produces arranges, and records professionally. His skills in the industry are seemingly endless. However, his live performances are truly where he shines and clearly amazes his audiences whether he’s soloing on piano with one hand while blowing the solo on the trumpet at the same time or stretching his tenor voice with soaring renditions of songs. Frosty and Rick met through Rusty “Les” Paul, son of the great Les Paul, and they immediately hit it off as “brothers from another mother”. Performing in TFO is another steppingstone for him and we are very happy he’s with us whenever possible.

For more info on Frosty visit him on Facebook or his web site www.frostylawson.com.