12.22.17New original Christmas song AND music video!!!

I am SUPER excited to introduce my new original Christmas song "One Christmas Wish". I wrote the song with my good friend and absolutely brilliant guitarist/producer Dave Veslocki.

We had so much fun creating this and we hope you love it as much as we do!

Here's to many more creative adventures with Dave in the new year!!!!!!


11.09.17You and me!! AND CHRISTMAS EVE!

Very exciting news!
Dave Veslocki and I wrote a song for a Hallmark Christmas movie! The song will be featured in the movie towards the end of November!
Dave is a brilliant guitarist and producer... and a good friend of mine. I\'m looking forward to making more amazing music with him!

05.24.13Headed to Miami!

Super excited to be on the faculty for Litchfield Jazz Camp at the Miami Arts Charter School. We'll be there from June 17-21
I will be joining Pianist Zaccai Curtis Trumpeter Nick Roseboro Trombonist Joe Beaty and Albert Rivera on Saxaphone

09.27.11New addition to the faculty at the Hartt School of Music

I am pleased to announce that I have been asked to be on the faculty of the Hartt School of Music Community Division as a jazz voice instructor. Through Hartt, I am also participating in a program called Encore. The Encore team consists of 5 teaching artists each instructing classes in their respective field including visual arts, dance, theatre, percussion and vocal(myself!). We teach exclusively at Rawson Middle Grades Academy in Hartford, CT.

I am honored and excited to be teaching alongside such brilliant artists and educators. It's been very inspiring so far and I've learned so much already, I can't wait to see what the rest of the year has in store!


Dana Lauren

12.21.10Best Releases of 2010!!!

"It's You Or No One" is one of Dan Bilawsky's best releases of 2010!!!! He picked nine new releases that stood out to him, and my CD is one of them!!! So exciting!!

Happy Holidays everyone!


09.26.10Thelonious Monk Voice Competition

I'm honored and excited to let you all know that I am one of the 12 semi-finalists chosen to compete in the 2010 Thelonious Monk Jazz Voice Competition. I will keep you all updated!



07.09.10AAJ interview/article and more reviews

Hey everyone. Just wanted to let you know that you can follow the link to read a new article that allaboutjazz did on me. It's a really nice piece! And also, check the reviews section to read new reviews on "It's You Or No One".


05.15.10Allaboutjazz.com reviews "It's You Or No One"

Great review of my new CD on allaboutjazz.com. Click the related link to read it!

04.26.10Interview with Colin McEnroe on WNPR and other press

Hey everyone.

Just wanted to let you know that on April 23rd I did an interview with Colin McEnroe on WNPR. We talked about my new CD "It's You Or No One". I'm so happy that Colin had nothing but great things to say about the album, and he also mentioned he can't stop playing it! If you didn't get a chance to hear the interview live you can check it out on his podcast by clicking on the link I posted. Also keep an eye out for my article in Hartford Magazine's May issue which should be out now. And this thursday... Owen McNally has an article out in the Hartford Current about my new CD and m upcoming show at Black Eyed Sally's on April 30th. Thank you all for the support and I don't forget, "It's You Or No One" is available on CDbaby.com! You can purchase the actual CD or you can download it in MP3 format.


Dana Lauren

04.16.10Purchase new CD "It's You Or No One"!!

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/danalauren2 - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!!!


Hello everyone! "It's You Or No One" is now available on CDbaby.com. It will be available on other online resources in the coming weeks. Thank you for your continued support and I hope you enjoy the new CD!!

Dana Lauren


Hello everyone! THE ALBUM IS DONE!!!! We are just finalizing some things for the cover and soon it will be in your hands! 2 release shows are booked as of now at Black Eyed Sallys in Hartford CT on April 30th and Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on May 11. Check out the itinerary section for more details.

In the meantime... check out this teaser from the new album... tell your friends!!




Hey Everyone! I'm very excited to let you all know that the new album has been recorded! I am SO happy with the outcome and I can't wait for all of you to hear it. Special thanks to everyone at Avatar Studios... you guys made this experience even more amazing than I could have imagined. The CD will be released end of April. Please try to get out to one of the release shows to celebrate with us!



11.16.09purchase "Stairway to the Stars"

follow the "links" section to purchase through CD baby
the CD can also be purchased on iTunes as well as other online sources

10.20.09NEW CD

Hello everyone! Exciting news. I have just booked the studio for the recording of my new CD with

Joel Frahm - sax
Manuel Valera - piano
Will Graefe - guitar
Luques Curtis - bass
Jake Goldbas - drums

We go into the studio in January and the CD is due to be released in May.


Dana Lauren