Dana Lauren

Dana Lauren

 Hartford, Connecticut, USA
BandJazz

“At the age of 21, vocalist Dana Lauren has a command of her instrument that many professional singers twice her age would envy.” - Dan Bilawsky - AllAboutJazz.com

"She don't push, don't pretend. She feels like a natural singer." -Arturo Sandoval - Miami Herald

Biography

At 21, jazz vocalist Dana Lauren has already performed at some of the nations most prestigious jazz venues, recorded 2 albums and is about to complete her degree at Berklee College of Music on a full scholarship.

A chance meeting with Arturo Sandoval at the 2006 Newport Jazz Festival provided Dana with opportunities that any young performer could only dream about. In July 2007 Dana recorded a CD titled “Stairway to the Stars” produced by and featuring Mr. Sandoval in his Miami studio. Dana has had the honor of performing with Mr. Sandoval at the Arturo Sandoval Jazz Club in Miami, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Birdland, The Blue Note and Iridium in NYC and Sculler’s Jazz Club in Boston. She is always excited to have the opportunity to perform with Mr. Sandoval when her schedule permits.

In June 2008 the Dana Lauren Sextet was one of four groups chosen to participate in the JAS Summer Academy at the Aspen Jazz Festival. The Academy is the Nation’s only full scholarship summer jazz program and is led by bass player, Christian McBride.

Dana’s new CD “It’s You Or No One” was recorded at Avatar Studios in NYC and brings together a stellar group of musicians including Joel Frahm on tenor sax, Manuel Valera on piano, Will Graefe on guitar, Luques Curtis on bass and Jake Goldbas on drums. The extraordinary Christian McBride joined her for a bass/voice duo for one track as well. The CD is a collection of standards with fresh arrangements and classic swing.

Discography

"It's You Or No One" 2010
Joel Frahm - tenor sax
Manuel Valera - piano
Will Graefe - guitar
Luques Curtis - bass
Jake Goldbas - drums
Special Guest Christian McBride on bass

"Stairway to the Stars" 2007
Arturo Sandoval - trumpet
Felipe Lamoglia - tenor sax
Dave Siegel - piano
Chuck Bergerone - bass
John Yarling - drums

Set List

2010 Past Performances

5/11 – Scullers Jazz Club - Cambridge MA- Dana Lauren

5/6 – Share Our Strength Fund Raiser, Hartford CT – Dana Lauren

4/30 - Black Eyed Sallys - Dana Lauren

4/23- NPR Interview with Colin McEnroe

1/25 – Blue Note – NYC- w/Arturo Sandoval

1/24 – Blue Note – NYC – w/Arturo Sandoval

1/23 – Blue Note – NYC – w/Arturo Sandoval

1/22 – Blue Note – NYC – w/Arturo Sandoval

2009 Past Performances

12/28 – Black Eyed Sallys – Hartford CT – Dana Lauren

11/3 – Singers Night – Berklee Performance Center – Boston MA

10/16 – Private Event - Atkinson Country Club, Atkinson, NH – w/Beantown Swing Orchestra

10/3 – Scullers Jazz Club - Cambridge MA – w/Arturo Sandoval

10/2 – Scullers Jazz Club – Cambridge MA – w/Arturo Sandoval

10/1 – Scullers Jazz Club – Cambridge MA – w/Arturo Sandoval

8/24 – Black Eyed Sally’s – Hartford CT – Dana Lauren

7/30 – Jazz on the Green – Branford CT – Dana Lauren

5/7 – Share Our Strength F