Lauren Lee is a forward-thinking vocalist, pianist, and composer based in New York City. A native of the St. Louis (MO) metropolitan area, her foray into creative music began as a teenager in the St. Louis Symphony Chorus, an experience that lead her on a wild goose chase of sorts to find her own sound in the adventurous music scene as a young innovator. Likened to female jazz pioneers that came before her like Carla Bley and Jen Shyu, Lee’s music has been described as, “equal parts hip jazz, avant adventure, and… something completely different” (John Pietaro, Dissident Arts). Her work intentionally inhabits this place of “between”, and in Lee’s case, the “between” is nestled between where jazz has been and where jazz is going. Her work is praised for her virtuosic improvisational abilities on both piano and voice, as well as her emotional and harmonic prowess as a composer. Check out her new album, “Windowsill” (10/2019 on Ears and Eyes records, www.laurenleejazz.bandcamp.com)
"Lee- in her voice and at the keyboard- is, in a very balanced way, presenting a unique approach, but one grounded enough to support the contrasting moods and musics, which really is what makes 'Windowsill' so engrossing" - Anthony Dean- Harris, DOWNBEAT Mag
Lauren Lee is a forward-thinking vocalist, pianist, and composer based in New York City on a wild goose chase of sorts to find her own sound in the adventurous music scene as a young innovator. Likened both to the female jazz pioneers that came before her as well as artists like Regina Spektor and Bjork, Lee's compositions and improvisational style nestle between straight-ahead sensibilities and avant-garde techniques. Her critically-acclaimed second album as a leader, "Windowsill" was released October 2019 on ears and eyes records and features a quartet with Brad Mulholland on woodwinds, Marcos Varela on bass, and Andy O'Neill on drums.