Lauren Henderson is a jazz, Latin jazz, soul and fusion vocalist. A recording artist and composer from Massachusetts, Henderson’s Caribbean and Latin Heritage are central themes in her original music.
Currently based in both Miami and New York, Lauren performs standards and original music. She has appeared at the Blue Note, Birdland, Joe’s Pub, Casa del Jazz (Italia), Regattabar, WGBH, and various national and international venues. Henderson has toured the United States, Russia, Italy, Spain, Mexico and various countries.
Her original music was recently featured in The Drowning, directed by Bette Gordon and starring Julia Stiles, Avan Jogia, Josh Charles, Tracie Thoms and an outstanding cast.
Riptide (10.20.2017), Henderson’s third release, features Steinway Artist and Grammy-Nominated Pianist, Chris Pattishall, Nick Tannura (guitar), Eric England (bass), and the incredible, Joe Saylor (drums and percussion) of Steven Colbert’s ‘The Tonight Show’! The six compositions are a pleasing mix of jazz, Latin, soul and funk!
Lauren’s eclectic vocal influences spread across genres. Her Afro-Latin influence aids her in producing a distinct yet versatile sound. Lauren’s diverse musical background is rooted in jazz and has been influenced by artists like Shirley Horn, Nancy Wilson, Anita O’Day, Chris Connor, Julie London, Sarah Vaughan, Astrud Gilberto, Omara Portuondo, and many others.
In 2018, Henderson plans to release an album under the direction of Grammy-Nominated Producer and Emmy-Winner, Mark Ruffin! This album will feature Terri Lyne Carrington, Josh Evans, Godwin Louis, Sullivan Fortner, Eric Wheeler, Nick Tannura, Nanny Assis, and Joe Saylor. Stay tuned…