Originally born and raised in Canada, Lauren relocated to London to pursue music on a new level just over 3 years ago. Daughter of an accomplished jazz trumpeter father and music teacher mother, it is no surprise that Lauren grew up to have such an aptitude for music. She ignored her gift for many years, certain that music would only be a hobby; taking voice lessons but was too afraid to perform. In 2004, on a whim, Lauren auditioned for her university big band, won the position and never looked back.
Traveling extensively around North America, Lauren has had some amazing opportunities to perform. Some highlights of her career include opening for Maynard Ferguson, performing with her quartet at the Corpus Christi Jazz Festival 2 years running, playing at the Victoria International Jazz Festival, sharing the stage with Bobby McFerrin at the Idaho Jazz Festival and singing in Handy Park in New Orleans. Since moving to London, highlights include playing at Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall and being a finalist in the Riga Jazz Stage competition in Riga, Latvia.
In 2010, Lauren's quartet recorded their first demo with some unique arrangements of standard tunes like Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise and When You’re Smiling. Three of these recordings have been played on Metromedia Radio out of New York and on local stations in London. Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise has had over 170,000 views on Youtube.