Black History Month Celebration: Lauren Lark in Concert
Her name is Lauren Lark and she is bringing the 1940s and 50s into the 21st century. With a play on the seductive trumpet like scat sounds of Sarah Vaughn and the clear precise pitches of Ella Fitzgerald she has steered jazz and R&B into a new, untold direction.
With her native roots planted firmly in the city of Philadelphia, she is making a name for herself in places all over the world. California has requested Lauren's voice at the National Grammy Choir in Los Angeles; there she sang with such greats as smooth jazz singer Nneena Freelon and saxophonist Dave Koz at the 2001 Grammy Awards Nominee Party. Lauren most recently came back from a tour in Japan. There she toured with Japan’s chart topping musical hip-hop artists. Lauren's voice is meant to reach all worlds, genres and people.
Lauren's voice has been used as a featured soloist for the Philly Pops as well as a member of The Voices of the Pops. Lauren has performed at such festivals as The Cape May Jazz Festival, Welcome America Parade, The Rehoboth Beach Autumn Jazz Festival, The Coltrane Jazz Festival and the Swedesboro Jazz Festival. As a full scholarship student she graduated from The University of The Arts where she was also awarded "Best Vocal Jazz Singer". Most recently Lauren has performed with the most reputable artist Tyrone Brown, Trudy Pitts and saxophonist Tony Williams. A dedicated songstress Lauren's talent is to be heard by all. The Lauren Lark Quartet has been making waves all over the tri-state area. With a new take on the classic jazz sound, LLQ is bringing back scat! LLQ's sound is unlike any others, jazz classical R&B brings a cohesive depiction of LLQ. In addition to her talents and love for music Lauren often teams up with her sister Candace Lark Masucci (Harpist). The two have been strived bring a cohesive angelic sound to the harp and voice duo.