Lauren Kinhan, Vocals
Whether on her own highly-acclaimed albums, as a 25-year member of the beloved vocal group New York Voices, or as co-founder of two diverse and inventive supergroups, Moss and JaLaLa, singer/songwriter Lauren has always forged her own path as a jazz performer, composer and improviser. Her latest, A Sleepin’ Bee was given 4 ½ stars by Downbeat Magazine. With three brilliant albums of her own songs under her belt, not to mention her game-changing work with three distinctive vocal groups and wide-ranging collaborations with singular artists from Ornette Coleman to Bobby McFerrin, Kinhan always delivers a 360 degree view of her creative world. Ms. Kinan’s journey with New York Voices has run at the forefront of her career, since 1992, recording a full color catalogue, logging millions of miles, and creating an educational division that is in high demand all across the globe. 2018 rings their 30th Anniversary as a beloved ensemble with three recordings in the pipeline, pairings with Ivan Lins and the Danish Radio Big Band and one with the Bob Mintzer Big Band
Mr. Lepley has performed with some of the legendary big bands such as the Glen Miller and Bob Crosby Orchestras, and with well-known contemporary jazz musicians such as Sonny Fortune, Eddie Daniels, and Joe Lovano. He has also had a long and successful career as a composer, arranger, and recording artist. He composed music for the theatre while living in Greenwich Village, and has recorded with jazz singers and instrumentalists over the years. Recently featured in Newsday, Mr. Lepley announced the release of his new CD, "MacDougal St., NYC"