With her pure soothing voice and striking stage presence Lauren Koval captivates her audience from the first note through the last.
Originally from Bellevue Washington, Lauren has performed nonstop in Los Angeles, throughout the United States and abroad, touring with some of the finest musicians and groups including The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, The Paul McDonald Big Band, Ken Dahleen and His Big Band Staff, Jeff Stover All Star Big Band, Jack Poster and his Tribute to the Harry James Band, The Bob Noval Orchestra and many other talented musicians. She has appeared in the most prestigious Jazz Clubs and Performing Arts Centers, including the Catalina Bar & Grill, Vitello’s Jazz and Supper Club, Alvas Showroom, Steamers Jazz Café, Queen Mary’s Sir Winston’s Lounge, Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hilton Hotel, The Montage Hotel, Typhoon Restaurant, Whittier Performing Arts Center, Lancaster Performing Arts Center, and many other Performing Arts Centers across the country.
In 2006, she released her debut CD “No Complaints No Regrets”, a collaboration between Lauren and jazz legend Page Cavanaugh and the Page Cavanaugh Trio, that sold successfully throughout the United States and Asia. The recording received rave reviews from some of the industry’s most well respected figures.
Born into a house filled with music, Lauren remembers her Dad playing guitar and singing while encouraging her to join him and her Mother’s love for the old Doris Day Musicals. After years training as a figure skater Lauren would ultimately find her passion as a vocalist.
After attending one of Lauren’s performances in the Seattle dinner theater a representative from Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines hired Lauren as a lead singer for their vessels. Lauren found this forum a great way to hone her craft and harden herself to the road performance life. After a successful run with that cruise line Lauren was hired by Princess Cruises as a headline guest entertainer. Lauren enjoyed a four-year run with Princess performing as the lead vocalist in large Production Shows.
As Lauren found herself drawn into the music world she found that she had not only a love for the music but the artists themselves. Vocalists like Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington and Rosemary Clooney not only became unknowing mentors to Lauren, but also showed her that there is an emotional side to the music and sophistication to the art.
Remaining true to the songwriter’s original intent, Lauren delivers each song with classic elegance. Today, Lauren continues to grow as an artist, bringing passion and grace to each performance. With an ever expanding repertoire and impeccable style her smokey alto voice, classic approach and elegant stage presence brings her audiences a heartfelt show they are are sure to love.