Lauren Frazza: FEELIN' GOOD
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In "Feelin' Good", Lauren Frazza blends the joy of singing pop and blues with her love of the American Songbook. Join Lauren and her trio as she shares the adventures of a New York woman--sometimes "Mary Tyler Moore," sometimes "Sex In The City" with a healthy dash of "Lassie"- and the joys and trials of pursuing both man and beast.
Lauren Frazza has had a lifelong love affair with performing and music starting, at age three, with unsolicited song singing and somersault shows at adult cocktail parties. Somersaults turned more serious when Lauren started performing with various musical groups and bands, gaining notable recognition. After coming to NYC, Frazza learned that a day job is a necessary evil in between band gigs. Luckily, she landed one in advertising that resulted in an enjoyable and successful career. Her artistic sensibilities thrived there, where she built brands through creative storytelling, leveraging her performance art background in many a corporate presentation.
Now, in "Feelin' Good", Frazza blends her gift for storytelling with music. She draws on two main sources of inspiration: her childhood years of waking up to Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald floating up from the living room on Saturday mornings to her personal love of the pop and jazz genres. By combining both types of music, she is able to explore her love of the music and lyrics in both old standards and pop songs and present them in an entirely new light.
" . . . Lauren Frazzas remarkably assured cabaret debut at Pangea, is filled with great singing, striking arrangements, good humor and real emotion. Again and again, one forgets that this is her first venture into cabaret....she is as much at home with the Great American Songbook as she is with the more contemporary material...Catch Lauren when she next appears to see her at the beginning of what promises to be a stellar cabaret career."
- Gerry Geddes, Bistro Awards
"...Ms. Frazza has got all the makings of a new Cabaret stara great voice, diversified taste in music and the ability to sing in different styles, clean patter (thanks, no doubt to director Geoff (sic) Stoner) and a stunning vulnerability on every ballad. However, it is her personality, likability and her desire to communicate that will take her to the next level. Shes a natural!..
One of the hallmarks of a cabaret artist is the ability to make the listener hear the song, or the lyric, in a new way, no matter how often one has heard, or even sung, that same song before. I experienced this with Frazza, and it was a pleasure."
- Sue Matsuki, Cabaret Hotspot
"Lauren Frazza drops the 'g' in the first word to call her show "Feelin' Good," but, gee, at Pangea, that same Anthony Newley/Leslie Bricusse show tune serves her well to celebrate the feeling (or feelin') of freedom and independence...And that's appealing, revealing, and engaging....The repertoire plucks things from various genres and eras, allowing the strong singer with a strong personality to sound comfortable and true in each, rather than a jarringly split personality presenting tricks and masks......I have a feelin' that you'll be "feelin' good" if you go."
- Rob Lester, Edge Media Network
Photo Credit: Jeffrey Huskins
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