Born: November 5 Primary Instrument: Vocalist
Lauren Henderson is a Massachusetts born singer and songwriter. With eclectic vocal influences and a style that spreads across genres, she produces a distinct yet versatile sound. Her diverse musical background is rooted in jazz and expands to rhythm and blues, latin, soul, gospel, classical, fusion, neo-soul, pop, nuevo-flamenco and many other forms. Beginning piano lessons at the age of 7 and singing in church and school choirs has helped mold her to the musician she is today. Lauren has composed, performed, studied and directed music in the United States and internationally. Currently based in New York, Lauren has performed around New York City and abroad. Having earned degrees in Music as well as Hispanic Studies, Lauren has been able to combine her love for music and culture. While living in Puebla, México she studied the traditional music of the Yucatán and popular music throughout the country. Through her international piano and voice studies, she worked on developing her skill. In Córdoba, España she studied flamenco and the similarities it shares with jazz. An avid nuevo-flamenco listener, Lauren often quotes the new and popular sounds of various countries while nurturing the roots of classic forms.
Lauren Henderson (Lauren Henderson Music, 2011)
Tracks: Dindi; Skylark; More Than You Know; Veinte Años; I Should Care; Do I Love You?; Só Tinha de Ser Com Você; I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good); Born To Be Blue; Monicas Vals; Taking A Chance On Love.
Personnel: Lauren Henderson: vocals; Sullivan Fortner: piano; Ben Leifer: bass; Jesse Simpson: drums.
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