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Lauren Falls

Sessional Lecturer 

Small Jazz Ensemble

Over the last decade, Canadian bassist Lauren Falls has come a long way from the small town of Port Alberni, BC and has made a big impact on the Toronto and New York jazz scenes. Ms. Falls has performed at numerous jazz festivals including The Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival in Washington DC, the Ottawa International Jazz Festival and in 2018 and 2019 Lauren hosted the Toronto Jazz Festival's jam session, which invited both local and international performers to share the stage for the nine nights of the festival. Ms. Falls has performed at staple Toronto venues such as The Rex, The Jazz Bistro, Lula Lounge and New York venues such as Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Smalls, 55 Bar and The Jazz Gallery. 

 Primarily a performer with an undeniably strong command of the bass, Ms. Falls is also an accomplished composer and has released a debut album of original music called, “The Quiet Fight.” Lauren Falls holds a master’s degree in Jazz Performance from Manhattan School of Music as well as a bachelor’s degree in jazz performance from Humber College in Toronto. Ms. Falls has been an artist-in-residence at The Betty Carter jazz ahead workshop and The Rivinia Steans Institute. She was also a member of The Sisters in Jazz of the IAJE. She has been the recipient of two Canada Council for The Arts grants. Ms. Falls is currently working on her second album “A Little Louder Now,” to be released in November 2022.

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