Brent Lawrence is a musician of many hats. He is both a classically trained composer and an accomplished guitarist. Much of Brent's early musical training was centered around jazz. This influence not only permeates his approach to performance but also his compositional process. His concert music is duly noted for these jazz influences and additionally for its lush harmonic language, tasteful complexity, and decided genre diversity. Recent works include commissions from the Sounds of Summer Organ Series, Winston–Salem, NC; the Center for Faith and the Arts, Salisbury, NC; and the North Carolina Brass Band.