Jazz Vocalist & Multi-Instrumentalist
"All For You - My Heart and Soul"
Sept 8 - CD Release Date
Sept 28 - CD Release Party
Trumpets Jazz Club - Montclair, NJ
Jazz vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Lauren Hooker releases her latest CD - All For You - My Heart and Soul - on September 8, 2014. Join us at the CD Release Party on September 28th at Trumpets Jazz Club in Montclair, NJ.
www.trumpetsjazz.com / 973-744-2600
Lauren Hooker Kickstarter Campaign
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To help fund the rest of her CD "All For You..." Lauren has developed a KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN which is essentially an opportunity for the public to pre-buy her cd and pre-buy tickets to the Release Party on Sept 28th at Trumpets Jazz Club in Montclair, NJ. Visit www.kickstarter.com and search for: Lauren Hooker. The campaign ends Sept 18, 2014.
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JazzTimes says, "Hooker's ability to add lyrics to instrumental classics is flat out masterful... (and) as craftswoman of original tunes can hold her own against pretty much any singer-songwriter in the business."
Ms. Hooker appears throughout the Metropolitan area as a solo artist and as a vocalist with her own quartet. She has performed on numerous radio and television stations, including BCAT filmed live at the "Brooklyn Sings, Brooklyn Swings Series" and NJN Public Television's 'State of the Arts' filmed live at The Cape May Jazz Festival. Awarded Honorable Mention as one of AllAboutJazz-NY's selected Best Vocal CDs in '07 for her debut CD: "Right Where I Belong" co-produced by bassist Rufus Reid and pianist Allen Farnham, she is also in Royal Stokes' List of Best Jazz Vocal CDs of '10 for "Life of the Music" (Miles High Records).
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"In her wide-ranging life, Lauren Hooker has had many accomplishments as a singer, lyricist, composer, arranger, pianist, actress, educator, producer, founder of an arts coalition, and the head of her musical education company, Musical Legends. Much more than a singer or a musician, she has lived the life of an artist, going from one important project to another and uplifting each area of her life with her creativity, wit and sensitivity.
All For You - My Heart and Soul builds on the success of her first two recordings: Right Where I Belong (Musical Legends 2007) and Life Of The Music (Miles High 2011) with an eclectic set of fresh music that, while not confined to one musical genre, is consistently inspired by the influence and chance taking of jazz. The music on All For You is logically programmed with the first four songs being about the joy and importance of love and the next three dealing with being jilted and disappointed by love. Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" acts as a transition before the final six numbers discuss getting deeper into oneself and one's life.
For Lauren Hooker, All For You - My Heart and Soul is more than just pretty music, it is music with a purpose. It certainly provides listeners with a memorable experience and it is a strong step forward for the creative artist."
(Excerpts of Liner Notes written by Scott Yanow, author of 11 books including The Jazz Singers, The Great Jazz Guitarists, Jazz On Film and Jazz On Record 1917-76, and contributor to Downbeat, Jazziz, Jazz Inside, the Jazz Rag and the Los Angeles Jazz Scene)
Vocals/Acoustic Piano, Native American Flute
Paul Meyers: Acoustic Guitar
Dave Rimelis: Violin/Guitar
Mike Richmond: Acoustic Bass/Cello
Ted Brancato: Rhodes Piano
Vince Ector: Drums
Joe Cardello: Percussion
Jonathan Luks: Tap
Scott Thompson PR