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Bio: Lauren is a forward-thinking vocalist, pianist, and composer based in New York City. A native of the St. Louis (MO) metropolitan area, her foray into creative music began as a teenager in the St. Louis Symphony Chorus, and experience that allowed her to explore the music of contemporary and avant garde composers while completing her Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies (Vocal Performance) at Webster University.
Her interest in jazz and contemporary classical music lead her to New York University in 2009 to begin a Master of Music in Jazz Studies. By studying under greats like Kenny Werner and Gil Goldstein, she began to find a compositional and improvisational voice of her own that seemed genuine. Her skills were also put to the test as an adjunct professor in the jazz studies department.
Since graduation, she’s continued to find her voice with both of her ensembles: The Velocity Duo, a completely improvised electro-acoustic bass and voice duet project whose 2015 release “Dichotomies” has received airplay both in the US and abroad and afforded the duo multiple touring and festival opportunities in Europe; and her “Space Jazz” trio, which focuses on her classical and singer-songwriter flavored jazz compositions. The trio’s album, “The Consciousness Test”, was released in Spring 2016 to critical acclaim. Both ensembles have become mainstays in the modern and avant garde jazz scenes in New York City
Lauren performs regularly with her ensembles as well as a guest with groups like The Hot Shim Sham Orchestra, the Eco-Music Big Band, and Arc Welding. She has performed at such noted venues in NYC as The Iridium, Highline Ballroom, The Cell, Zinc Bar, ABC No Rio, and Downtown Music Gallery and placed in international jazz vocal competitions such as Riga Jazz Stage and Shure Montreux International Vocal Competition in 2016.