That’s a Wrap!

If you’re anything like me, you’re still doing last minute shopping, you’ve forgotten what you’ve bought and you’re now buying a second gift for that person because you can’t remember what you bought or you think it’s not suitable ENOUGH. It’s never enough!! Oh the same voices roll through my head this time of year and the same cloud of doubt comes blazing through about gift giving and exchanging. I sit squarely […] Read more »

Avalon featured in Fall 2010 Jazziz Sampler

Jazziz Sampler

Hey People, Jazziz is featuring “Here After” from Avalon in their Fall 2010 issue. It’s a very cool thing to have my music sit along side Miles Davis, Danilo Perez, Billy Childs, Randy Brecker and many more. They selected one of my art songs, if you will, that features a wonderful string arrangement by Rob Mounsey, Peter Eldridge on Piano (the co-writer), Jody Redhage on Cello and the incomparable Jonatha Brooke on […] Read more »

The Lauren Kinhan Band Hits the Road!

Lauren's on the Move

July 21: Stephen Talkhouse — Amagansett, NY July 23: The Soiled Dove Underground — Denver, CO July 30: Wilfs — Portland, OR Aug 1: Night Town — Cleveland, OH It’s just like the old days—touring on a dime, pick up bands in every port, and cheap hotel rooms by the side of the road. Well, not really, but definitely two out of three. As I continue to introduce myself to many new […] Read more »

And the the Melody Still Lingers On ….

Lauren Kinhan live at Joe's Pub

We had such a great time at Scullers in Boston and Joe’s Pub in NYC celebrating the release of Avalon. The band rocked it, without question. Ben Witman, my co-producer and drummer was up to his usual brilliance. He is the singer-songwriter whisperer. Avalon came to be through his persistence and cajoling, at times, and I am eternally grateful. Peter Eldridge on Piano was wonderful with his deep elegance and twinkle in […] Read more »

JaLaLa — Three for the Road!

JaLaLa Live

On the heals of my CD release shows came the JaLaLa NY debut. I was a bit looney trying to shift gears so quickly and prepare for not one, but two programs where NY venues were the highlight, but somehow I did it and in fact, we did it! With all of our crazy schedules we found time to get the group out there, finally settling on The Egg in Albany and […] Read more »

Lauren Kinhan releases Avalon on May 18

Lauren Kinhan "Avalon" cover

Lauren Kinhan has been — and is — many things in her life: vocalist, songwriter, producer, musician, mother and wife. For most of her career, she’s been best known as a member of the highly acclaimed jazz vocal group, The New York Voices. As if to solidify her reputation as a group singer, in the past few years she’s also been performing regularly with two additional vocal ensembles, the more experimental Moss […] Read more »

Bobby McFerrin Rocks the World with his VOCAbuLarieS

Bobby McFerrin "VOCAbuLaries"

The press has been glowing. I’m not surprised. The sound is enormous, layered so tightly you can’t slip a feather between the parts. The rhythms are earthy, joyful, raucous, and the voices, well, the voices are so many, yet, you can still hear some singular voices you’ve come to know in and among the chorus of one. I can tell you first hand, this project was quite a journey. I was part […] Read more »

JaLaLa takes That Old Mercer Magic on the Road

JaLaLa has hit the road. After much scheduling and rescheduling, the ladies of JaLaLa finally managed to find some windows and fill them with their music. NYC seemed the logical place to play, but they felt it best to “warm up” the show in fields just outside city limits. After their debut in February at Walter Veasley’s Jazz Bass in Reading, PA, it seemed likely that the show was going to work. […] Read more »

Moss named in DownBeat’s Best of the 2000s

Moss

With a new decade dawning, DownBeat looked back at the top recordings and pervasive music-industry trends of the last 10 years. Their retrospective study includes a complete listing of all the 5-star and 4.5-star reviews published in these pages since the turn of the century. As Fred Bouchard wrote in that notable review, “Innovative vocal ensembles are a rare bread, and Moss is sui generis …. The stately pace of this debut […] Read more »