NEW SINGLE!

Very pleased to announce that the first single from my upcoming album is available on all streaming platforms now! Click HERE to listen on the platform of your choice

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Southeastern US Tour Announced!

Very excited to be hopping down to North Carolina and Washington DC at the end of this month for some shows that will celebrate just the beginning of the touring and celebrations of the new album!

Playing in Raleigh at Irregardless Cafe with my pal Lauren Seay on bass and voice on Saturday 8/24 (flyer below)

and then have two dates in DC: 8/27 hosting the session at Rhizome, and then 8/28 the rest of the quartet is coming down from NYC for a hit at Twins! Really looking forward to this

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We're Fundraising for Windowsill!

I am looking forward to making touring with Windowsill a reality, but to do that I really need your help!

Windowsill was inspired by wanderlust, in fact I wrote the music while travelling in Sweden, Switzerland, Italy and Germany last year. I got to go make music in some really beautiful places, particularly in southern Switzerland in the middle of the Alps. I remember thinking back to being a kid living in a perhaps not so beautiful place, but a place that was a blank slate. It could be anywhere. If I looked out my window and used my imagination, I could be almost anywhere. I saw this in the eyes of my precious little cat Smeagol as well, who often spends hours in his cat bed in the window, gazing out at the back yard, probably having cat day dreams about hunting on the Savannah. That was what inspired the name of what was then just a tune, but became the title track of the album.

Windowsill’s theme begs for touring, taking the the music to the places it was inspired by, yes. But also taking the music to places that never thought they would hear music like this. We cannot do it alone.

The plan is to tour in the US and Europe with the project and its original quartet, which means we need help funding the following!:

  • travel expenses like plane tickets, train tickets, car and van rentals (plus insurance and fuel), travel insurance for instruments and possible instrument rentals, hotel accommodations, and, if necessary, visas

  • promotional efforts to spread the word in these places we’re going, including hiring local publicists and printing physical posters for the shows, photographers and videographers to capture professional content to be used to promote the upcoming shows

If you, as an individual, are interested in helping us out, we would really love and appreciate the support! If you have an organization that may be able to help us out, we would really love and appreciate the support!

I’ve started an ongoing campaign with Fractured Atlas from donors, both individual and organization. You can make a secure payment with a credit card on their website: https://fundraising.fracturedatlas.org/windowsill

There are options for one time or ongoing support, should you choose that. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email me at contact@laurenleejazz.com.

Thank you so much for reading and feel free to drop me a line if you would love to hear us in your city

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Whirlwind Opportunities

January is definitely networking month for the jazz community here in NYC and I’ve definitely been trying to make the most of it. I attended my first ever Jazz Congress at Lincoln Center and heard more than one person say that milennials are saving jazz. I am proud of my generation for valuing experiences and art over material possessions. With the economy as it is I think that many milennials have turned to entrepreneurial endeavors and have realized through that how important it is to support each other to keep things afloat. The jazz community is a great place to see that in action.

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At Jazz Congress cheesing with fellow jazz pianist Brittany Anjou. We’re both releasing albums this year! 

At Jazz Congress cheesing with fellow jazz pianist Brittany Anjou. We’re both releasing albums this year! 

my fiancée Andrea and I with Swedish vocalist Mary Nelson (also releasing an album this year!) and our friend Jackie who is the reason we met! 

my fiancée Andrea and I with Swedish vocalist Mary Nelson (also releasing an album this year!) and our friend Jackie who is the reason we met! 

one of the panels at jazz congress (where they said milennials are saving jazz! We’re number 1!)

one of the panels at jazz congress (where they said milennials are saving jazz! We’re number 1!)

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we recorded a new album!

I'm so excited to continue working on this new project. We had a fantastic 2 days in the studio at Big Orange Sheep in Sunset Park and the roughs sound really, really great. Onward and upward!

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Happy New Year!

Happy to be bringing some new music into this new year. Check out this clip of my new project “Curious Beings” live at Cornelia Street Cafe! 

Looking forward to working with these guys more this year, along other things.  

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