LaVon Hardison - Musician / SongwriterBusiness: LaVon Hardison
Years In Business: 25 years
About LaVon Hardison
I’m LaVon Hardison, a Pacific Northwest jazz singer, collaborator, and performer.
For me, nothing expresses heartbreak, elation, or love like a good tune.
My music is rooted in jazz. But jazz is more to me than great music. It’s the core. The blood. The thing that beats: the heartbeat of song. It is the foundation even of my songs that don't sound like jazz.
Jazz is technical excellence, beautiful lyrics, compelling solos, collaborative music-making. The improvisational, communicative qualities of jazz make it the perfect vehicle for exploring universal experiences. It’s my ideal truth-telling medium.
Far from limiting me, jazz allows me to transcend genre, to hear a good song as a good song and express it in a way that feels honest. Whether I’m singing in a swing duo, interpreting a popular tune, introducing a new original composition, or singing a good-old standard, jazz is my compass. Take the journey with me.