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While Lauren Kinhan is best known for her ongoing two-‐decade tenure in the internationally renowned New York Voices, she has steadily established herself as a powerful composer in her own right. Following up on her acclaimed 2010 album Avalon, she offers an emotionally incisive and melodically enticing set of new songs on Circle In a Square on Dotted i Records. A poised and penetrating interpreter, Kinhan focuses on telling her own stories with songs seasoned by life. Contributions on the album included the likes of pianist Andy Ezrin, bassists Will Lee and David Finck, and drummer Ben Wittman, as well as from some of some of jazz's most evocative improvisers including Randy Brecker, Romero Lubambo, Donny McCaslin, Joel Frahm, and Gary Versace.
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Lauren Kinhan tribute to Nancy Wilson set for 9th annual JEN conference / Columbia Daily Tribune
Just when you thought all the holiday frenzy was coming to a close, leave it to the jazz world to gear up for a three-lap, industry-wide relay race that, taken as a whole, resembles more of a marathon run. It all begins Wednesday in Dallas where the ninth annual Jazz Education Network conference convenes. This particular gathering focuses to a great extent on, as the name implies, the educational, schola...
Lauren Kinhan - Circle In A Square / The Boston Globe interview
For any vocalist, there's a particular skill in knowing when to blend in and when to stand out. Right now, Lauren Kinhan is choosing the latter. One of four singers in the much-appreciated, Grammy-winning vocal group New York Voices, Kinhan stepped out front this year with a solo album, Circle In A Square. With the Voices, she's accustomed to playing well with others, both in the arrangements of ...
Lauren Kinhan - Circle In A Square / The Celebrity Cafe review
Lauren Kinhan's third solo album titled Circle In a Square is a jazz excursion of original songs featuring a barrage of jazz masters. Kinhan has had a two-decade long tenure with the internationally known New York Voices and this inviting array of new songs shows off her talent. Released Jan. 7, 2014 on Dotted I Records, Kinhan employs musical storytelling with contributions from some of jazz's most expe...
Lauren Kinhan on funding her album - Circle in a Square / Marketplace Morning Report interview
Over the years on Marketplace we've tried to cajole artists to talk business. It's not easy -- many are more comfortable talking about inspiration and passion than getting their hands dirty with money. But if you want to bring a creative project to fruition, there are money choices to be made. For instance, jazz musician Lauren Kinhan decided to go online to crow...
Lauren Kinhan - Circle In A Square / Jazziz review
People in a position to know have long recognized the gifts of vocalist and composer Lauren Kinhan. For the past 20 years she's been a member of the vocal quartet New York Voices. She also sings with current and former Manhattan Transferites, Janis Siegel and Laurel Masse' in the group JaLaLa, and with Kate McGarry and Theo Bleckmann in the group Moss. Ornette Coleman like...
Lauren Kinhan - Circle In A Sqaure / JazzTimes review
Lauren Kinhan is, as both a longstanding member of New York Voices and a solo artist, a tremendously gifted jazz singer. The added advantage of Kinhan's individual releases is that they showcase her estimable songwriting dexterity. On her third solo album, Circle In A Square, working with keyboardist Andy Ezrin, drummer Ben Wittman and alternating bassists David Finck and Will Lee, Kinhan delivers a doze...
Lauren Kinhan - Circle In a Square / Jazz Weekly review
You think you've got the lowdown on female singer/songwriters? Lauren Kinhan is going to give Lorraine Feather a run for her money for the award for clever lyricist. This lady from New York Voices either writes it all herself, or tams up with various composers for a collection of poignant and infectious tunes. The basic team of Andy Ezrin/p, Will Lee/b and Ben WIttman is mixed and matched with the likes ...
Lauren Kinhan - Circle In a Square / All About Jazz review
Vocalist Lauren Kinhan has released: Circle In A Square. Kinhan, the alto quarter of vocal ensemble New York Voices and the leader of two previous solo outings, Hardly Blinking (Orchard, 2000) and Avalon (Koch, 2010). She was most recently hears on New York Voices holiday offering, Let It Snow (Five Cent Records, 2013). Kinhan's solo recordings are all originally composed by the singer making he...
Lauren Kinhan - Circle In a Square / Chartbound@Jazzweek
While Lauren Kinhan is best known for her ongoing two-‐decade tenure in the internationally renowned New York Voices, she has steadily established herself as a powerful composer in her own right. Following up on her acclaimed 2010 album Avalon, she offers an emotionally incisive and melodically enticing set of new songs on Circle In a Square. Long recognized as a poised and penetrating mu...
The New York Voices Lauren Kinhan releases here new solo effort: Avalon
Lauren Kinhan has been - and is - many things in her life: vocalist, songwriter, producer, musician, mother and wife. For most of her career, she's been best known as a member of the highly acclaimed jazz vocal group, The New York Voices. As if to solidify her reputation as a group singer, in the past few years she's also been performing regularly with two additional vocal ensemb...