Friday, November 4, 2016

Jazz vocalist Lauren Bush new album release "All My Treasures" and fun

Canadian born, London (England) based vocalist, Lauren Bush, has recently released her debut album entitled All My Treasures.  It's a timeless and charming journey through much loved favourites including Secret Love and Sweet Georgia Brown, mixed in with lesser known classics like Rodgers & Hart's You're Nearer and Henry Mancini's Charade. Throw in some outstanding modern arrangements, burning horn sections and the honey sweet and "charmingly quirky" (Jazzwise) voice of Lauren Bush and you're in for a real musical treat.  The album was produced by award winning vocalist Ian Shaw and it premiered at the famous Dean Street Pizza Express in Soho, London to a full house.

“Bush is one of the freshest and most exciting vocalists to appear on the scene for some time. ” Bruce Lindsay - All About Jazz

Lauren relocated to London,UK to pursue music on a new level just over 4 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, playing at the Victoria International Jazz Festival, playing at Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall, being a finalist in the Riga Jazz Stage competition in Riga, Latvia and touring Northern Italy with her Italian trio and Northern Ireland with local big bands. 

Marty's review:  "Cool and fun" is what I would call this exciting new release from Lauren Bush. With a voice that is reminiscent of some of the classic jazz divas of the past but with an original, contemporary style, Lauren has put the "fun" back into jazz and has a great time with it. The production and arrangements are just superb with a "hot" jazz vibe from some very accomplished musicians that will have you toe-tapping and finger-snapping all the way through.

Arrangements by Liam Dunachie
Piano: Liam Dunachie
Bass: Andrew Robb
Drums: David Ingamells
Saxophone: Brandon Allen
Trumpet: Miguel Gorodi
Trombone: Kieran McLeod

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