Lauren Desberg

Performed in Sofar NYC

Lauren Desberg’s songs are not the dated sounds of speakeasies and flappers, nor are they the type to be tucked into small lounges or clubs. Lauren’s voice and music fuse together the past and the present, combining classic jazz standards and measures with today’s popular music and lyrics. It’s meant for iPhone’s- morning train commutes and cocktail party playlists. The Harlem-based vocalist simultaneously pays homage to traditional jazz while adding her own contemporary feel—she embodies the spirit of her generation yet defies expectations all the same. With the release of her first full-length album, Twenty First Century Problems, Lauren bridges the gap between the jazz of yesterday and the popular music of today. Her modern favorites, such as Frank Ocean and Kimbra, influence her sound as much as the past jazz greats which resulted in an album that reflects her diverse musical journey. Welcome to millennial jazz.

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