Known for her charming delivery of a lyric and her impeccable time, 2016 Sarah Vaughan Vocal Competition finalist, Lauren Bush is a contemporary Canadian jazz vocalist based in London, UK. All About Jazz noted that "Bush is one of the freshest and most exciting vocalists to appear on the scene for some time." and Downbeat Magazine commented on "her unique phrasing, perfect diction and scatting abilities."
Her 2016 debut album, All My Treasures, comprised of 12 carefully selected, favourite jazz standards, was produced by jazz luminary Ian Shaw and met with critical acclaim. With quirky and refreshing arrangements, Lauren is able to show off her versatility and improvisation skills in the up-tempo tunes like Sweet Georgia Brown and I'm Old Fashioned while impressing with her sultry phrasing and dusky range in the ballads like Detour Ahead.
Originally from Canada, Lauren started performing while living in Texas, USA. She performed extensively around the southern states including several jazz festivals and opening for Maynard Ferguson before moving home to Canada where she spent several years performing in and around Vancouver, BC. In 2012, she took the plunge and relocated to London, where she has since been developing her reputation across Europe, touring extensively around Italy and the UK. Notable achievements include the Sarah Vaughan Competition, the 2015 Riga Jazz Stage, her "Collection of Canadian Jazz" concert at the 2017 London Jazz Festival (Review Here) and in 2019, performing with internationally renowned Canadian guitarist, Lorne Lofsky in "The Chet Stream", their tribute to Chet Baker
In August 2020, Lauren and her quartet returned to the studio to produce her second album. With the help of Ian Shaw once again, this endeavours to be a more sophisticated look at a few marked jazz standards, as well as some original music from Lauren and some of her close friends. Dream Away is out now on all digital platforms. To buy a physical CD, click here.
Bebop Spoken Here Top 10 Vocal Albums of 2021
Top 5 Finalist in the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Voice Competition 2016
Top 10 Finalist in the Riga Jazz Stage 2015
Lauren sings with poise, swing, impeccable time and recognises humour and irony in a lyric...the
natural successor to Blossom Dearie, Anita O'Day, Etta Jones, Ella and Carmen... and is the best export
from Canada since Diana Krall, Joni Mitchell and pure mountain air.
- Ian Shaw, BBC Award Winning Vocalist
Highly and unreservedly recommended.
Loved every moment.. something special going on...
- Guy Barker, MBE, Jazz Trumpeter
Unique phrasing, perfect diction and solid scatting abilities.
- Downbeat Magazine
A traditional, vivacious, and supremely confident vocalist, in the mode of Ella Fitzgerald or Anita
O'Day. - All About Jazz