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Lauren Lee

Lauren Lee 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, an experience that lead her on a wild goose chase of sorts to find her own sound in the adventurous music scene as a young innovator in a special brand of improvisation she calls “Vocal Instrumentalism”. Likened to female jazz pioneers that came before her like Carla Bley and Jen Shyu, Lee’s music has been described as, “equal parts hip jazz, avant adventure, and… something completely different” (John Pietaro, Dissident Arts). Her work intentionally inhabits this place of “between”, and in Lee’s case, the “between” is nestled between where jazz has been and where jazz is going.


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“music without a net” Jazz Weekly

“Wayne Shorter described jazz as a challenge, and we believe that Lauren has addressed this challenge most successfully, especially with her vocalese, which is firmly rooted in the trio's instrumental texture”- Jose, www.lahabataciondeljazz.com (Spain)

“ 'Voyager' is a particularly exceptional track. Brilliant work, creativity, composition, and concept”- Zem Audu, jazz saxophonist (USA)

“The line between genius and insanity is never knowingly underserved. Like a boxing glove in a box. Four Stars!” - Fiona Ord-Shrimpton, www.allaboutjazz.com

Interview on “Divergent Paths” with Dan Dunford , aired February 8, 2016, talking about “The Consciousness Test”, life in NYC, and music in general: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/episode­26­singer­lauren­lee/id1028839 596? i=362366161&mt=2 www.facebook.com/divergentpathspod

Live performance and interview on WKCR­ NYC Columbia University Radio, aired November 22, 2015, https://soundcloud.com/velocityduo/sets/wkcr­live­constructions

Primary Instrument

Voice / vocals

Location

New York City

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Credentials/Background

Creative and fun teacher, specializing in jazz voice, jazz improvisation, basic vocal technique, composition, and jazz piano Bachelor of Music (Jazz Studies): Webster University, 2009; Master of Music (Jazz Studies): New York University, 2011. $100/hourly Lessons available online: Mondays, Thursdays, and Sundays

Clinic/Workshop Information

Sing Like a Horn, a comprehensive approach to playing your voice like an instrument

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Lauren Lee Concerts

Nov 6 Sat
Nov 10 Wed
Stream
Nov 10 Wed

Albums

The Queen of Cups

Ears And Eyes Records
2021

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Windowsill

Ears And Eyes Records
2019

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The Consciousness Test

Self Produced
2016

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Dichotomies

Self Produced
2015

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Makebeliever

Unknown label
2014

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Up in the Air

From: The Queen of Cups
By Lauren Lee

Aback

From: Windowsill
By Lauren Lee

Voyager

From: The Consciousness Test
By Lauren Lee

The Consciousness Test

From: The Consciousness Test
By Lauren Lee

Absence/Excess

From: Dichotomies
By Lauren Lee

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