Her name is Lauren Lark and she is bringing the 1940's and 50's 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 tour in Japan. There she toured with Japans chart topping musical hip-hop artist Steph Pockets in Tokyo, Fukuoka, and Nagasaki and the Blue Note in Nagoya and Osaka. Lauren's voice is meant to reach all worlds, genres and people. Lauren has also been requested to sing at the Philadelphia Film Festival as the featured performer more then once. Lauren has been taught by and performed with accomplished jazz musicians J.D. Walter, Gerald Veasley and Christian McBride
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. Lauren continues to perform in the tri-state area with such groups as the Hoppin' John Orchestra and The Earl Phillips Big Band.
Lauren's educational background is well worked for. As a full scholarship student she graduated from The University of The Arts where she was also awarded "Best Vocal Jazz Singer". The University of The Arts has allowed her to gain reputable amount of performance and educational work. Her talents where heard on the New Year's Eve of 2005 in front of thousands, thanks to the staff at University of The Arts. Lauren brought in the New Year at The Patriots Theater at the War memorial with Trenton's Symphony and big band combined.
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.
You can listen to Lauren Lark on WRTI Temple Radio Station, WURD, web streamed on G Town Radio and on televisions Tim Qualls Show.
Adam Faulk (Piano),
Nimrod Speaks (Bass),
Joe Truglio (Drums/Percussion),
Brian Adamczyk (Sax/Woodwinds/Flute),
Barry Sames (Paino),
Candace Lark Masucci (Harp/Piano),
Jamal Jones (Trumpet/Flugel Horn),
Azel Dickson (Organ),
Mike Lorenz (Guitar),
Rick Tate (Electronic Wind Intrument)