'Talking Art' With Nate Lawrence

Jan 15, 2018

Nate Lawrence is the executive director of Polyrhythms, a local non-profit organization dedicated to provide exposure to the arts. 

Their goal is to provide high class entertainment at a reasonable price, as well as to demystify jazz, and to nurture, educate and inspire others.

Polyrhythms hosts a monthly high caliber jazz series at the River Music Experience, “Third Sunday Jazz” from 6-8 p.m. Concerts are preceded by an all ages workshop, also at the RME, beginning at 3 p.m.

Listen to the conversation here with Nate Lawrence about Polyrhythms, and also about the jazz luminaries that originated from the Watertown neighborhood of East Moline.

Polyrhythms executive director Nate Lawrence (right), along with his uncle Donald Meade (left), and 'The Jazz Professor' Bill Bell (center). Jazz pianist Bell grew up in the Watertown neighborhood of East Moline and graduated from Augustana College.
Credit Courtesy of Nate Lawrence

This Sunday, January 21, “Kindred Spirits” will perform at RME, featuring Father Stan Fortuna on bass and vocals, and Manuel Lopez III on drums.

Reservations can be made by contacting Nate Lawrence at (309) 373-0790. Tickets are $10 ($15 for reserved seating) and can also be purchased online or at the door prior to the concert each month.

Produced by Lacy Scarmana