UPCOMING EVENTS

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of South Jersey

10.22.17 |10am

Pomona, NJ US

Musical Service with THE FIRE CHILDREN

Jazz at Hotel Tides

10.29.17 |7-10pm

Asbury Park, NJ US

Lauren Hooker Band with Lauren on vocals and keys, Others TBA
408 seventh avenue, asbury park, NJ 07712
For reservations: (732) 897-7744
In the bar/lounge. Bar and full menu available.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hotel-Tides-Restaurant-Spa/169751627077


Unitarian Fellowship - Bennington, VT

11.04.17 |8pm

Bennington, VT US

IN CONCERT - Lauren Hooker - Singer/Songwriter/Storyteller/Native Flute/Djembe Drums

Unitarian Fellowship - Bennington, VT

11.05.17 |10:00AM

Bennington, VT US

Musical Service/Sermon "Celebrating Diversity through the Arts and Activism" with Lauren Hooker - pianist/vocalist/storyteller with Native Flute and Djembe Drum

Preschool of America

11.20.17 |10:30am

New York, NY US

The Legend of Rainbow Crow with storytelling, Native American sign language, flute, drums...


PAST EVENTS

FLAT ROCK BROOK NATURE CENTER FALL FEST

10.15.17 |FESTIVAL 1-4pm - Fire Children at 2:30pm

Englewood , NJ US

MUSICAL LEGENDS brings to life this lively, musical rendition of an Authentic African Creation Myth from Ghana celebrating the earth and its’ people of many different shades and colors. As this joyful tale unfolds with Djembe Drum and Thumb Piano, the entire audience joins in with the storyteller through movement games, songs and African dance motions. Life sized Akuaba dolls and tribal Moon Mask help create a stimulating visual backdrop for this masterful storyteller. Informative, fun and educational, The Fire Children is the perfect way to rejoice in diverse cultures -  what makes us different – yet the same!
FREE FOR MEMBERS/Non members $15/$10 ages 6-17 - Children under 5 FREE

The Teaneck Creek Conservancy

10.08.17 |EVENT - 11am-2pm -

Teaneck, NJ US

Musical Legends Lenape Creation Story with Native flute, songs, dance, and native sign language. In the Turtle Labyrinth.

THE HEART SPACE AT MILDRED GARDENS

09.23.17 |3pm

Teaneck, NJ US

Renewal of Wedding Vows - Interfaith Ministry - Rev Hooker

Burlington Co Arts in the Park Festival

09.10.17 |11am-5pm

NJ US

The Kapok Tree - Interactive Musical Storytelling - saving the Kapok Tree in Brazil 11am and 3pm
Paint the Music with Nitza Danieli Horner (Arts Educator at Metropolitan Museum of Art) with live Jazz Trio 12 and 1:30pm featuring Caelan Cardello on keys. Bass and Drums TBD

FUNDRAISER FILM AND CONCERT in Mystic, CT

09.03.17 |7pm

Mystic, CT US

"Empowering Songs of Love, Hope and Humanity"
with Lauren Hooker Solo Pianist/Vocalist/Songwriter/Native Flute/Percussionist

Springbrook Farms

08.31.17 |TD

Westfield, VT US

THE FIRE CHILDREN
Solo Piano/Vocal/Native Wooden Flute/Djembe Drum

First Unitarian Parish of Derby Line, Vermont

08.27.17 |10:30am

Derby Line, VT US

Sermon and Music

COLORADO - Bud Werner Memorial Library

08.20.17 |3pm

Steamboat Springs, CO US

THE FIRE CHILDREN -

COLORADO - "LOVE IS ALIVE" HOUSE CONCERT

08.19.17 |5pm

Steam Boat Springs, CO US

"Empowering Songs of Love, Hope and Humanity"
with Lauren Hooker Solo Pianist/Vocalist/Songwriter/Native Flute/Percussionist

Musical Service and Sermon: Unitarian Church

08.13.17 |10am

Studio City, CA US

"Celebrating Diversity with Music, Storytelling and Dialogue".
Join Lauren Hooker from Teaneck, NJ for a service of interactive and joyful music, meditation and movement as we collectively find ways of not just tolerating but embracing our cultural diversity.  Artistic Director of Musical Legends and the former Teaneck Cultural Arts Coalition, Ms. Hooker is embarking on a tour of UU congregations across the country this summer that are Sanctuaries for Immigrants or at least sympathetic to their situation.

Service with THE FIRE CHILDREN at Unitarian Universalist Church

08.06.17 |10:30am

Alamogordo, NM US

Service with THE FIRE CHILDREN

IN CONCERT AT First Unitarian Church

08.04.17 |6:30pm Open Mic / 7:30pm Concert

Albuquerque, NM US

Concert with Lauren Hooker
Solo Piano/Vocal/Native Wooden Flute/Djembe Drum

Amarillo Unitarian Fellowship

07.30.17 |9:30 and 11am

Amarillo, TX US

9:30 Service with piano/vocals/percussion and wooden flute
11am Service - Incorporating the telling of THE FIRE CHILDREN

Buckman Bridge Unitarian Universalist Church

07.23.17 |10:30am

Jacksonville, FL US

Service with Piano/vocals/percussion and Native flute

Sacred Living Interfaith Ministry Ordination

07.22.17 |6pm

Apollo Beach, FL US

Solo Pianist/Vocalist

BOK TOWER GARDENS

07.21.17 |5:30-7pm

Lake Wales, FL US

“THE FIRE CHILDREN" - with Community Dialogue, Drum, Dance and Song Circle plus “Love is Alive"
$7 suggested donation for Adults/children free

The Pavillion in Sunset Ridge

07.18.17 |6-8pm

Lake Wales, FL US

“THE FIRE CHILDREN" - with Community Dialogue, Drum, Dance and Song Circle plus “Love is Alive"
$10 suggested donation for Adults/children free

PRIVATE- Sun Sport Gardens Family Naturalist Resort

07.17.17 |8-9:30pm

Loxahatchee Gardens, FL US

“THE FIRE CHILDREN" - with Community Dialogue, Drum, Dance and Song Circle plus “Love is Alive"

First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Palm Beaches

07.16.17 |10:30am

North Palm Beach, FL US

“Celebrating Diversity with Music, Storytelling and Dialogue".
Join Lauren Hooker from Teaneck, NJ for a service of interactive and joyful music, meditation and movement as we collectively find ways of not just tolerating but embracing our cultural diversity.  Artistic Director of Musical Legends and the former Teaneck Cultural Arts Coalition, Ms. Hooker is embarking on a tour of UU congregations across the country this summer that are Sanctuaries for Immigrants or at least sympathetic to their situation.

Unity Church of Savannah

07.09.17 |9 and 11am

Savannah, GA US

Sermons and Music

Unity Church of Savannah

07.09.17 |1:30pm

Savannah, GA US

Performance of THE FIRE CHILDREN, Community Dialogue and DRUM CIRCLE

CAMP HOLIDAY TRAILS

07.06.17 |11:45am

Charlottesville, VA US

“THE FIRE CHILDREN"

IX ART PARK

07.05.17 |6:30-8pm

Charlottesville, VA US

THE FIRE CHILDREN and COMMUNITY DRUM CIRCLE - Suggested Donation $10 Adults/children FREE - Rain or Shine

IX ART PARK

07.05.17 |10am

Charolettsville, VA US

THE FIRE CHILDREN (Story theater) and COMMUNITY DRUM CIRCLE - Suggested Donation $10 Adults/children FREE - Rain or Shine

Central Unitarian Church

06.25.17 |10:30am

Paramus, NJ US

“Celebrating Diversity with Music, Storytelling and Dialogue".
Join Pianist/Vocalist/Native Flute Player and Percussionist Lauren Hooker from Teaneck, NJ for a service of interactive and joyful music, meditation and movement as we collectively find ways of not just tolerating but embracing our cultural diversity. Artistic Director of Musical Legends and the former Teaneck Cultural Arts Coalition, Ms. Hooker is embarking on a tour of UU congregations across the country this summer that are Sanctuaries for Immigrants or at least sympathetic to their situation.

PASSAIC COUNTY CC Presents Mariposa Butterly

06.16.17 |10 and 10:45am

Paterson, NJ US

Musical Legends presents Mariposa Butterfly brought to life with music, movement, percussion masks and puppets.

Englewood Public Library present MARIPOSA BUTTERFLY

05.25.17 |6pm

Englewood , NJ US

Lively songs, percussion, masks, puppets and movement engage children from start to finish in this charming and original story about a Monarch Butterfly’s journey of transforming from a caterpillar into a beautiful butterfly. Children actively learn about metamorphosis, migration and how to help save butterflies from extinction. (Pre-K - 2nd Grades)

Hibiscus Restaurant - Mother's Day Brunch

05.14.17 |3:30-5:30

Morristown, NJ US

Solo Piano/Vocal for Mother's Day Bruch - Last seating - Call for reservations

ESSEX CO ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER

04.29.17 |11am-4pm

Roseland, NJ US

SOLO Pianist/Vocalist/Percussionist

Highbridge Learning Center

04.24.17 |11am

Bronx, NY US

THE FIRE CHILDREN at WEK OF CELEBRATION OF THE CHILD

ST JOHN Agricultural Center's Do Yoga St John

04.13.17 |5:30-7pm

St. John, Virgin Islands, VI

THE FIRE CHILDREN is an Authentic Creation Story from West Africa brought to life with African Songs, Djembe Drum, Thumb Piano, Body Percussion, Rap, African Dance and Story Theater. As the storyteller weaves her magic, the ENTIRE AUDIENCE IS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE celebrating the creation of the earth and its’ people of many different colors. Immediately following the performance, an Open Dialogue ensues, as we collectively find ways of not only “Tolerating", but Embracing our Cultural Diversity. The workshop closes with a COMMUNITY DANCE and DRUM CIRCLE.

Bring a Drum and/or Percussion Instrument if you have one!
Suggested Donation $10 per Adult * Children Free


www.laurenhooker.com

ST JOHN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

04.12.17 |4-5:30pm

CRUZ BAY AT ST JOHN, VIRGIN ISLANDS, VI

THE FIRE CHILDREN is a West African Creation Story brought to life with musical storytelling where the ENTIRE AUDIENCE is invited to participate!
Suggested donation $10 for Adults. Children FREE. 10% of Proceeds to benefit St John School of the Arts.

Hibiscus Restaurant

04.02.17 |12-3pm

Morristown, NJ US

Singing and playing piano solo for SUNDAY BRUNCH
(Caribbean/American Cuisine - BYOB)

CALL FOR FIXED PRICES AND RESERVATIONS: 973-960-0387

Doin some originals, light jazz, warm and soulful tunes.

Hibiscus is the newest jazz spot in Morristown NJ offering only the best of the Tri-State area. Home of New Jersey Jazz Society’s Baby Grand piano, they bring only the best performers to their dining room as solo artists, piano and vocals or groups of duos or trios.The only restaurant in Morristown offering Live Entertainment 5 times weekly

FALL FEST - Flat Rock Brook Nature Center

10.16.16 |2:30

Englewood, NJ US

Musical Legends performs The Legends of Rainbow Crow - Native American Legend brought to life thru Native flute, song and percussion.

WEDDING CEREMONY - Lincoln Harbor Yacht Club Marina

10.01.16 |5pm - Festival 2-6pm

Weehawken, NJ US

Arts in the Park Festival - RAIN OR SHINE

09.11.16 |11:45am-4pm

Burlington, NJ US

Musical Legends presents Mariposa Butterfly at 11:45am and 3pm and and Paint the Music with Host Nitza Danieli-Horner featuring The Vince Ector Trio at 1 and 2pm

BUTTERFLY FESTIVAL at Teaneck Farmer's Market

08.18.16 |12-5pm

Teaneck, NJ US

Music, Storytelling, Face and Body Painting,
Vegetable and Butterfly Garden Demonstrations,
Arts & Crafts, Free Samples of Market Vendors
Featuring
MUSICAL LEGENDS MARIPOSA BUTTERFLY!!
(2) Shows at 2:30 and 4pm
Lauren Hooker Presents Interactive, Educational Story Theater
With music, puppetry and movement.
Co-sponsored by The Teaneck Farmer’s Market, Musical Legends, LLC and The Teaneck Creek Conservancy, (A Project of The Puffin Foundation, LLC)

RETREAT at Bootleg Hollow

08.05.16 to 08.07.16 |Fri at 5pm thru Sun at 5pm

Andes in the Catskills, NY US

A Collaborative Celebration By and For the People with Lauren Hooker, Jonathan Luks and Izzie Dean Mogelgaard
Exploring the works of Depak Chopra’s “Seven Spiritual Laws of Success" of Pure Potentiality: Embracing and Sharing One’s Gifts thru Music, Movement, Mindfulness and Play!

CATHEDRAL OF ST JOHN THE DIVINE commissions Musical Legends

07.25.16 |2pm

New York, NY US

BUTTERFLY FESTIVAL at Teaneck Farmer's Market

07.21.16 |12-5pm

Teaneck, NJ US

Music, Storytelling, Face and Body Painting,
Vegetable and Butterfly Garden Demonstrations,
Arts & Crafts, Free Samples of Market Vendors
Featuring
MUSICAL LEGENDS MARIPOSA BUTTERFLY!!
(2) Shows at 2:30 and 4pm
Lauren Hooker Presents Interactive, Educational Story Theater
With music, puppetry and movement.
Co-sponsored by The Teaneck Farmer’s Market, Musical Legends, LLC and The Teaneck Creek Conservancy, (A Project of The Puffin Foundation, LLC)


Essex Co Environmental Center

07.16.16 |11am

Roseland, NJ US

Lauren Hooker of Musical Legends delights young and old with the telling of MARIPOSA BUTTERFLY! Music, Puppetry and Storytelling.

Hibiscus (Caribbean) Restaurant At Best Western Hotel


07.15.16 |6:30-9:30

Morristown, NJ US

Solo Piano/Vocal

CATHEDRAL OF ST JOHN THE DIVINE Presents Musical Legends THE KAPOK TREE

06.27.16 |2pm

NYC, NY US

Musical Legends Interactive Educational Musical Story Theater based on a Brazilian story brought to life with song, movement, percussion.

JAZZ IN JUNE FESTIVAL co-sponsored by WBGO

06.12.16 |5pm - Festival 2-6pm

Edgewater, NJ US

3:00 PM:. August Rifka Trio
4:00 PM: Freddie Bryant Quartet with Brazilian singer Vanessa Falabella
5:00 PM: The Lauren Hooker Band
6:00 PM: Curtis Lundy Group
The Lauren Hooker Band with Lauren on vocals and some keys, Mike Richmond upright bass, Dave Rimelis violin and guitar, Jonathan Luks tap dancing and percussion playing originals and jazz standards. One set only!

MUSICAL LEGENDS presents MARIPOSA BUTTERFLY

05.26.16 |1:15pm

US

FREEDOM TO IMPROVISE RETREAT WITH MIKE RICHMOND

05.20.16 to 05.22.16 |5pm

Andes in the Catskills, NY US

Catskills Mountains in Andes NY on 50 acres –
JOIN US FOR FREEDOM TO IMPROVISE WEEKEND RETREAT WITH MIKE RICHMOND!!!
(about 3 hrs from NYC – we can carpool!)
We have 2 bassists, 2 keyboard players, a guitarist, and a vocalist so far!! All instrumentalists are welcome!

The marvelous, world renowned bassist Mike Richmond will be sharing techniques to help get inside the music you want to play. Mike has worked with many of the world's greatest players, including Miles Davis and Stan Getz and has appeared on dozens of recordings!! He is a highly respected instructor, and has received teacher of the year awards from NYU, and won a Grammy for his recording with Miles!!

Spend a long weekend in a beautiful setting, getting to the heart of your creativity. If you have basic knowledge, or are a solid soloist, you'll have room to grow and be given the tools to do so. We'll start with modes and ear training so don't sweat charts and complicated changes. There will be (3) 1 and a 1/2+ hr. sessions plus jam time.

Enjoy 6 great/healthy meals, hike the mountains, swim in my pristine pond, take a jazz/yoga stretch on the deck, and soak in the hot tub.

Reserve a spot now, $295.00 PIF, or $150.00 deposit.
All inclusive except BYOB.

EMAIL ME LHMUSIC01@GMAIL.COM OR CALL 201-887-7342
FOR MORE INFO OR TO SIGN UP!!!!

IN CONCERT - Rainbow Lakes Club

05.14.16 |8pm

Denville, NJ US

The Lauren Hooker Band - Lauren Hooker on vocals/keys/Native flute. Dave Rimelis guitar/violin. Mike Richmond bass/cello. Jonathan Luks tap/percussion/deer hooves. Playing originals, jazz standards.

Unitarian Society of Ridgewood

05.08.16 |10AM

Ridgewood, NJ US

I will be playing and singing for UU's Mother's Day Service! ALL ARE WELCOME!!!!

MUSICAL LEGENDS presents THE GREAT KAPOK TREE

04.27.16 |1pm

Clifton, NJ US

Jin-A Child Care Center Rain Date: April 29, 2016
77 Jay Street Clifton, NJ 07013 (973) 279-1203

Center for Life - Collaborative Earth Day Celebration

04.23.16 to 04.24.16 |9am 4/23/16 - 7pm 4/24/16

Tampa, FL US

Lauren leads the community in song and narrative creating a collaborative Earth Day Celebration.

HOUSE CONCERT CLEARWATER, FLA

04.16.16 |8-9:30pm

Clearwater, FL US

Lauren Hooker vocals and keys, Native Flute with Jonathan Luks tap dancer, deer hooves and percussion. $15 suggested donation. Email lhmusic01@gmail.com for address

CONCERT - "Jazz for Justice - A Special Evening of Jazz in Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." with The James Weidman Trio - Special Guest Lauren Hooker on vocals

04.08.16 |7pm

Paramus, NJ US

Lauren Hooker with THE JAMES WEIDMAN TRIO
James Weidman piano and melodica, Belden Blullock, bass, Steve Williams drums, Ms Hooker vocals and piano. Premiering Ms Hooker's original composition w poet Jeanette Curtis Rideau. Performing Ms Hooker's original with Ms Rideau and dancer Nile Bullock.
Central Unitarian Church
156 Forest Ave., Paramus
Proceeds support the Martin Luther King, Jr. Monument in Hackensack.
Ticket price is $35.00 and includes refreshments.
For tickets and information, contact Theodora Lacey on 201-833-9180.

TOAST at 105th and B'way NYC!

03.12.16 |9-12pm

NYC, NY US

Lauren Hooker vocals - Jon Weiss keys, Ratzo Harris bass, Chuck Fertal Drums. Sittin in Jonathan Luks tap dancer plus others!

MUSICAL LEGENDS Rainbow Crow at Normandy Park School

03.11.16 |9:40AM

Morristown, NJ US

RAINBOW CROW is an interactive, educational and theatrical performance that delights audiences of all ages in a spellbinding style that both entertains and instructs. Based on a children's story book retold by Nancy Van Laan, RAINBOW CROW is the poignant tale of how fire was brought down to Mother Earth in a self-less act that affects permanent and positive change. Assuming the role of the teller of tales, Lauren encourages the audience to become the animals of the story through Native American sign language, singing Native American songs, and dancing a toe-heel dance step - getting everyone into the action. An enchanting combination of song, dance, storytelling, and the haunting sounds of Native American flute music, drums and rattles, RAINBOW CROW explores our relationship to Mother Earth.

Hibiscus (Caribbean) Restaurant At Best Western Hotel


03.06.16 |12-3pm

Morristown, NJ US

LAUREN HOOKER SOLO PIANIST/VOCALIST/SONGWRITER
270 South St, Morristown, NJ
ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET$23.95 per person/Children $11.99
FOR RESERVATIONS: 973-960-0387
“… with engaging original material and intelligent covers, might just get plenty of people hooked on Lauren Hooker." All About Jazz

CONCERT - OCTAGON ART CENTER at Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater

02.13.16 |7:30pm

Clearwater, FL US

In Concert Singer Songwriter Pianist/vocalist Lauren Hooker and Guitarist John Hart
"The Many Faces of Love" - $15 Ticket. Refreshments at 7pm and Meet the Artist Reception and CD Signings After Performance.
Partial Proceeds to Benefit The Unitarian Church of Clearwater

Hibiscus (Caribbean) Restaurant At Best Western Hotel


01.31.16 |12-3pm

Morristown, NJ US

Solo Pianist/Vocalist/Songwriter Lauren Hooker
All You Can Eat Brunch $23.95 per person $11.99 per child

CONCERT - Watchung Art Center

01.16.16 |8pm

Watchung, NJ US

Lauren on piano/voice/Native Flute
Dave Rimelis on violin/guitar, Mike Richmond onbass/cello, Jonathan Luks: on tap, percussion

MUSICAL LEGENDS presents THE GREAT KAPOK TREE

01.13.16 |10:30am

Vernon, NJ, NJ US

Fields of Green Montessori 58 Sandhill Road
A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest 
By Lynne Cherry
(Pre-K – 6th Grade)
This wonderful story of how a tree is saved by the animals of the rainforest is brought to life through original songs, percussion instruments, masks, puppets
and even a giant Kapok Tree. While the story unfolds, children join in with the storyteller, acting out the story by singing the songs, making percussive sounds with their bodies and becoming the animals of the rainforest through movement and yoga positions.

WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION - Unitarian Universalist of the Palisades

12.13.15 |11am

Englewood, NJ US

Winter Solstice Celebration - with Lauren Hooker - pianist/vocalist - Native wooden flute, percussion and djembe drum.

CONCERT - Hola Charter School

12.11.15 |6:30pm

Hoboken, NJ US

Instrumental Concert

MUSICAL LEGENDS at Link Elementary

11.20.15 |8:30 and 9:30am

New City, NY US

Musical Legends presents (2) Legends of Rainbow Crow

MUSICAL LEGENDS at Pre School of America

11.12.15 |10:30am

New York, NY US

MUSICAL LEGENDS presents RAINBOW CROW

PRIVATE AFFAIR - Swan Club

11.08.15 |4pm

Port Washington, LI, NY US

MUSICAL LEGENDS PRESENTS RAINBOW CROW N Haledon Memorial School

11.03.15 |1:30pm

N Haledon, NJ US

Roxbury Art Center at Investors Bank Theater

10.25.15 |3pm

Succasunna, NJ US

Roxbury Arts Alliance presents Musical Legends' The Legend of Rainbow Crow

PRIVATE AFFAIR Mountain Lakes Club

09.26.15 |5:45pm

Mountain Lakes, NJ US

Solo Pianist/Vocalist

"ASBURY PARK LOVES JAZZ FESTIVAL" at Hotel Tides

08.09.15 |7-10pm

Asbury Park, NJ US

Lauren Hooker Quartet

Cathedral at St. John the Divine

07.20.15 |2pm

New York, NY US

Musical Legends presents THE FIRE CHILDREN

Cathedral at St John the Divine - MUSICAL LEGENDS presents Rainbow Crow

06.29.15 |2pm

New York, NY US

1047 Amsterdam Ave at 111th St

Trumpets Jazz Club

06.28.15 |2-5pm

Montclair, NJ US

LAUREN HOOKER QUARTET

Mildred Gardens House Concert with Pianist Bill Mays and Bassist Martin Wind

06.21.15 |3-6pm

Teaneck, NJ US

BY INVITATION ONLY $20 per person includes wine and cheese Meet the Artist Reception

Hibiscus (Caribbean/American) Restaurant At Best Western Hotel


06.07.15 |12-3pm

Morristown, NJ US

SUNDAY BRUNCH with LAUREN HOOKER Vocalist/Pianist Songwriter ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET$23.95 per person/Children $11.99
FOR RESERVATIONS: 973-960-0387

Hat City Kitchen - LAUREN HOOKER QUARTET

05.30.15 |8-10:30pm

Orange, NJ, NJ US

Lauren Hooker vocals and keys, Dave Rimelis violin and guitar, Mike Richmond on Bass, Jonathan Luks on Tap

Apple Montessori School

05.15.15 |7-8pm

Wayne , NJ US

Musical Legends presents THE PHOENIX with storytelling and music
PRIVATE

Jazzberry Patch at Classic Quiche

05.08.15 |7-10pm

Teaneck, NJ US

Lauren Hooker Guest Vocalist with Loren Daniels Trio
Loren Daniels on keys, Mike Richmond on bass and Andrea Valentini on drums
330 Queen Anne Road (in the back room)
$10 Cover $10 Minimum

CELEBRATION OF THE CHILD - Musical Legends presents THE FIRE CHILDREN

04.30.15 |10:30am

Bronx, NY US

Hibiscus (Caribbean) Restaurant At Best Western Hotel


04.12.15 |12-3pm

Morristown, NJ US

Lauren Hooker Solo Pianist/Vocalist/Songwriter
All you can eat Brunch $24.95 per person Children $11.99

Hibiscus (Caribbean) Restaurant At Best Western Hotel


03.01.15 |12-3pm

Morristown, NJ US

WITH SOLO VOCALIST/PIANIST LAUREN HOOKER
270 South St, Morristown, NJ
973-960-0387
Excellent Caribbean/American food. BYOB or you can buy a bottle of wine there.
Home to the NJ Jazz Society's piano!


SOUTHEAST CD RELEASE PARTY

02.22.15 |3pm

Tampa , FL

Lauren Hooker Solo plays excerpts fro her new cd: "All For You - My HEart and Soul"
Email lhmusic01@gmail.com for address

Hat City Kitchen - LAUREN HOOKER QUARTET - B-DAY CELEBRATION!!

02.07.15 |8-10pm

Orange, NJ US

LAUREN HOOKER & FRIENDS with Lauren Hooker Vocals (and keys), Dave Rimelis Violin and Guitar, Mike Richmond on bass and Jonathan Luks on Tap!
Signed CD's available for purchase!

BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY

01.31.15 |1pm

Brooklyn, NY US

Musical Legends Presents “Jazz 4 Kids"
Explore the jazz legends of the world with Musical Legends interactive, educational program: “Jazz 4 Kids". Together, with world renowned jazz musicians and vocalist/educator Lauren Hooker, the ensemble leads the audience through the origins of jazz, beginning the journey with a participatory African “Call and Response" song, Slave Songs and Spirituals and translating it into singing a “Twelve Bar Blues", a “Swing" tune, and moving and grooving to a Calypso song demonstrating that Jazz influences music around the world. Children are exposed to jazz legends Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Mongo Santa Maria and Sonny Rollins while participating in “Jazz Etiquette", “Trading Fours" and the freedom of improvisational scat singing. It’s fun! It’s educational! It’s exciting!
A wonderful program that explores one of America’s truest art forms.
Piano: Jim Ridl, Bass: Bill Moring, Drums: Vince Ector

Clinton Ave Reformed Church

12.24.14 |5:30pm

Bergenfield , NJ US

Christmas Eve Service - Lauren Hooker Vocalist/Pianist/Native Flute with Dave Rimelis on violin and guitar.

DINNER PARTY/CONCERT - Clinton Ave Reformed Church

12.20.14 |5:30pm

Bergenfield , NJ US

Lauren Hooker Vocalist/Pianist/Native Flute with Mike Richmond on cello

Hibiscus (Caribbean) Restaurant At Best Western Hotel


12.07.14 |12-3pm

Morristown, NJ US

Brunch with LAUREN HOOKER SOLO PIANIST/VOCALIST/SONGWRITER
“Here's a vocalist that is going to knock you off your chair - rich, confident and assured - can take a lyric and mold it like clay. Her own compositions are perfectly suited jazz vehicles, and deserve to be appreciated on their own musical basis." George Harris, All About Jazz LA

“…impressive … distinguishes herself as a lyricist… a vocalist who stands head and shoulders above the controversy… Suzanne Lorge, All About Jazz – New York www.newyork.allaboutjazz.com

Home of Jersey Jazz Society’s Baby Grand piano and offering only the best of the Tri-state area’s talent. The room exudes an intimacy like none other, a cozy dining atmosphere - loved by both performers and patrons. To enjoy live jazz in Morristown, Hibiscus is the place to be.

FOR RESERVATIONS: 973-960-0387

The Gateway - Private Party

11.22.14 |6pm

Newport, VT

LAUREN HOOKER - SOLO

Unitarian Society of Ridgewood

11.16.14 |10am

Ridgewood , NJ

Lauren Hooker solo - pianist/vocalist composer
Signed CD's available for purchase!

Concert at Compton Gallery

11.09.14 |12-1:30pm

Bloomfield, NJ

An intimate concert with Lauren Hooker Vocalist/Pianist/Songwriter and Dave Rimelis violinist/guitarist
Meet the Artist Reception and Photo Art Opening with light refreshments
immediately following from 2-5

Compton Gallery
818 Main Street, Boonton, NJ

$10 Suggested Donation
Signed Cd’s available for purchase
SEATING IS LIMITED!!
PLEASE CALL FOR RESERVATIONS
973-452-9750

"First Friday" at Compton Gallery - Solo

11.07.14 |5-9

Boonton, NJ

Compton Gallery
818 Main Street, Boonton, NJ

Signed Cd’s available for purchase
973-452-9750

at the Gallery Nov. 7th from 5-9pm)

PNC After Hours Social

10.28.14 |6-9

Victorian Restaurant Garfield, NJ

Solo

WBGO Children's Concert Series: Jazz 4 Kids @ Clinton Street School

10.25.14 |12:30 pm

Maplewood , NJ USA

Lauren Hooker host/vocalist with Lauren Hooker Quartet. Allen Farnham piano, Bill Moring on bass, Vince Ector drums and guest artist Jonathan Luks on Tap! Explore the jazz legends of the world with Musical Legends interactive, educational program: “Jazz 4 Kids". Together, with world renowned jazz musicians and vocalist/educator Lauren Hooker, the ensemble leads the audience through the origins of jazz, beginning the journey with a participatory African “Call and Response" song, Slave Songs and Spirituals and translating it into singing a “Twelve Bar Blues", a “Swing" tune, and moving and grooving to a Calypso song demonstrating that Jazz influences music around the world. Children are exposed to jazz legends Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Mongo Santa Maria and Sonny Rollins while participating in “Jazz Etiquette" and “Trading Fours". The audience becomes the instruments in a “Jazz Trio" and experiences the freedom of improvisational scat singing. It’s fun! It’s educational! It’s exciting! A wonderful program that explores one of America’s truest art forms. Signed CD's available for purchase!

HOUSE CONCERT - PRIVATE

10.04.14 |6-8pm

Ocean Grove, NJ

Lauren Hooker - Mike Richmond Duo plays excerpts from Lauren's new CD "ALL FOR YOU - MY HEART & SOUL"

LAUREN's CD RELEASE PARTY AT TRUMPETS IN MONTCLAIR

09.28.14 |3-6pm

Montclair , NJ

CD Release Party! All For You - My Heart and Soul - Lauren Hooker & Friends
With Lauren Hooker on vocals/piano, Paul Meyers on guitar, Dave Rimelis violin and guitar, Mike Richmond on bass and cello, Vince Ector drums, Jonathan Luks on tap and Joe Cardello world percussion. Special guest Ted Brancato on piano!!!

MUSICAL LEGENDS AT ARTS IN THE PARK - Historic Smithville Park

09.14.14 |11:30am - 4pm

Smithville Rd, Eastampton, NJ

Celebration of the Drum - Drum circle at 11:30am with Semaj Willaims and Lauren Hooker / Paint the Music with Facilitator Nitza Horner and Jazz Trio 12:45 and 3pm5 sets / Lauren Hooker presents "The Powers of the Phoenix" with Storytelling and Chinese Ribbon Dancing at 2pm

OMEGA INSTITUTE - Ram Dass Library

08.24.14 |7:30pm

Rhinebeck - 150 Lake Drive, NY

"Songs and Stories": Singer Songwriter/Recording Artist Lauren Hooker explores the creative process through live performance – including a Shamanic Journey experienced at Omega which prompted her third cd: “All For You – My Heart and Soul" with Piano/Vocals/Percussion and Native Wooden Flute.
explores the creative process

Nutty Steph's

08.14.14 |7-10pm

Middlesex, VT

Solo Vocalist Pianist plays jazz from the 30's and 40's at Bacon Thursdays - a weekly event at The Chocolate Shop. Hot bacon, music, and live conversation in a European style, family friendly atmosphere. Beer, wine, homemade sodas, chocolate drinks, and vegetarian fare. Bacon plates cost $4 - $9; Dip in caramel, chocolate, honey, or maple for $1 each. 961C US Route 2
Middlesex, Vermont 05602
(802) 229-2090

Maxfield's on Main

07.25.14 |8-11pm

Boonton, NJ

LAUREN HOOKER TRIO w/ Lauren Hooker vocals and keys, Dave Rimelis violin and guitar, Mike Richmond on bass and guest artist Jonathan Luks on tap!
Jazz Blues and Groove!

Cathedral St. John the Divine - 1047 Amsterdam Ave and 112th St

07.24.14 |10 and 11am

NYC, NY

MUSICAL LEGENDS presents THE POERS OF THE PHOENIX with Storytelling and Chinese Ribbon Dancing

MUSICAL LEGENDS presents THE FIRE CHILDREN at Livingston Public Library

07.17.14 |7pm

Livingston, NJ

STUDIO SPACE ON MADISON - All Women Art Show Opening

06.29.14 |2-5pm

80 West Madison Ave, Dumont , NJ

Lauren Hooker - Solo Pianist Vocalist

551-404-8970

CONCERT - St Andrews Church

06.15.14 |3-4:15pm

Newark , NJ

LAUREN HOOKER QUARTET with Lauren Hooker on vocals and keys, Paul Meyers on guitar, Mike Richmond on bass and Vince Ector on drums

First Unitarian Society of Plainfield

06.08.14 |10-11am

Plainfield, NJ

Jazz Quartet Concert at Service: Godless Theology
724 Park Ave, Plainfield, NJ

MUSICAL LEGENDS PRESENTS Celebration of the Drum Harambee Academy

06.03.14 |10am

East Orange, NJ

JAZZ VESPERS St Paul's Church

05.25.14 |4:30pm

Teaneck, NJ

Lauren Hooker guest vocalist with The Loren Daniels Trio
St Paul's Church 61 Church St. Teaneck, NJ

Jazzberry Patch at The Classic Quiche Cafe 330 Queen Anne Road

05.09.14 |7-10pm

Teaneck, NJ

Guest Artist Lauren Hooker with The Pittman/Daniles Quartet
Reggie Pittman on trumpet, Loren Daniels on keys, Mike Richmond on bass and Jonathan Peretz on drums $10 cover $10 minimum

The Spring Fling LIVE INTERNET SHOW on Homegrownradionj.org

04.27.14 |1pm

Boonton , NJ

108 Cornelia st.

The Grassynoel Eco Art Gallery Art Opening with Live Jazz

04.02.14 |6-9pm

Teaneck, NJ

Solo Vocalist/Pianist/Songwriter Lauren Hooker performs
Group Art Show "The Cronies"

PRIVATE PARTY DUO with TAP DANCER JONATHAN LUKS

03.15.14 |5:30-8:30

Teaneck, NJ

JAZZ 4 KIDS with Vocalist Lauren Hooker and Pianist Allen Farnham

03.13.14 |10:30am and 1:30pm

Bogota, NJ

Explore the jazz legends of the world with Musical Legends interactive, educational program: “Jazz 4 Kids". Dynamic Duo leads the audience through the origins of jazz, beginning the journey with a participatory African “Call and Response" song, Slave Songs and Spirituals and translating it into singing a “Twelve Bar Blues", a “Swing" tune, and moving and grooving to a Calypso song demonstrating that Jazz influences music around the world. Children are exposed to jazz legends Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and Miles Davis while participating in “Jazz Etiquette" and “Trading Fours". The audience becomes the instruments in a “Jazz Trio" and experiences the freedom of improvisational scat singing. It’s fun! It’s educational! It’s exciting! A wonderful program that explores one of America’s truest art forms.

HOUSE CONCERT

03.02.14 |3pm

Tampa Bay Area, FL

Singer Songwriter Pianist/vocalist Lauren Hooker

Compton Gallery

02.07.14 |6-9pm

Boonton, NJ

Every First Friday of the month, Boonton Main Street in New Jersey becomes a bustling community of viewers and artists. Within a two block radius eight galleries open their doors with art, food and conversation.
I will be playing and singing many of my new compositions from my forthcoming
CD: “My Heart and Soul" scheduled to come out early Spring at Compton Gallery
Make a night of it and come out! We promise it will be something a bit unexpected…
Compton Gallery, 817 Main St. Boonton, NJ
Wine and Cheese Reception with Live Music 6-9pm
(973) 452-9750


THE THREE JAZZ DIVAS CONCERT at Watchung Art Center

02.01.14 |8pm

Watchung, NJ

Concert to feature vocalists Lauren Hooker, Nancy Nelson and Carrie Jackson
Meet the Artists Dessert Reception
Ticket Prices: Advance Sale $16, At Door $20 (WAC Member $18) Students $10.
CD's available for purchase
Advance Sale tickets can be purchased online at www.watchungarts.eventbrite.com Strongly recommended.

Compton Gallery “Art - Life - Live Music and Conversation"

01.19.14 |1-3pm

Boonton, NJ

“Art - Life - Live Music and Conversation"
featuring Lauren Hooker jazz pianist/vocalist/songwriter
Violinist/guitarist Dave Rimelis
Cellist/Bassist Mike Richmond
And Visual Artists featured in January’s Art Show
Meet the Artist Wine and Cheese Reception
Immediately following
At Compton Gallery, 817 Main St. Boonton, NJ
$10 For reservations (973) 452-9750

PRIVATE PARTY MUSICAL LEGENDS PERFORMS RAINBOW CROW

12.20.13 |7pm

Park Ridge, NJ

Hibiscus (Caribbean/American) Restaurant At Best Western Hotel


12.14.13 |6:30-9:30pm

Morristown, NJ USA

LAUREN HOOKER SOLO PIANIST/VOCALIST/SONGWRITER
NO COVER CHARGE
FOR RESERVATIONS: 973-960-0387
Lauren Hooker’s voice possesses a myriad of colors that successfully embraces this ambitious and eclectic program… broad musical scope and fine musicianship…
Her voice is mature, rich, robust, and full of emotion that only experience can bring… Rufus Reid, world renowned bass player/ composer. From Life of the Music liner notes
Home of Jersey Jazz Society’s Baby Grand piano and offering only the best of the Tri-state area’s talent. The room exudes an intimacy like none other, a cozy dining atmosphere - loved by both performers and patrons. To enjoy live jazz in Morristown, Hibiscus is the place to be.

MUSICAL LEGENDS PERFORMS AT Morningside Montessori School

12.13.13 |10:30am and 2pm

NYC, NY

PRIVATE PARTY SOLO PIANIST VOCALIST LAUREN HOOKER

12.12.13 |6:30PM

Hackensack, NJ

Create Art with Live Jazz at iStore

11.30.13 |3:30-5:30pm

185 Route 17 south. Paramus, NJ

Jazz Duo: Vocalist Lauren Hooker and Pianist Loren Daniels
with David Scott Leibowitz Creating Art with the community and Book Signing
201-576-0001

MUSICAL LEGENDS RAINBOW CROW at Prime Time Learning Center

11.18.13 |10AM

Edgewater, NJ, NJ

MUSICAL LEGENDS PERFORMS AT NEW YORK FAMILY HOSPITAL

11.13.13 |10:15 AM

New York, NY USA

Hibiscus (Caribbean) Restaurant At Best Western Hotel


11.10.13 |12-3pm

Morristown, NJ

LAUREN HOOKER SOLO PIANIST/VOCALIST/SONGWRITER
270 South St, Morristown, NJ
“…impressive … distinguishes herself as a lyricist… a vocalist who stands head and shoulders above the controversy…
Suzanne Lorge, All About Jazz – New York www.newyork.allaboutjazz.com
“Here's a vocalist that is going to knock you off your chair - rich, confident and assured - can take a lyric and mold it like clay. Her own compositions are perfectly suited jazz vehicles, and deserve to be appreciated on their own musical basis." George Harris, All About Jazz LA
ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET$23.95 per person Children $11.99
FOR RESERVATIONS: 973-960-0387

MUSICAL LEGENDS Rainbow Crow at North Haledon Free Public Library

11.06.13

North Haledon, NJ

103 Overlook Ave, North Haledon, NJ 973-427-6213
An interactive, educational and theatrical performance that delights audiences of all ages in a spellbinding style that both entertains and instructs. Based on a children's story book rewritten by Nancy Van Laan, RAINBOW CROW is the poignant tale of how fire was brought down to Mother Earth in a self-less act that affects permanent and positive change. Throughout the performance, storyteller Lauren Hooker interweaves the language, history, and storytelling traditions of the indigenous Native American Lenape culture - the Native people from the area we now call New Jersey, parts of New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.
Assuming the role of the tellers of tales, Lauren encourages the audience to become the animals of the story through Native American sign language, singing Native American songs, and dancing a toe-heel dance step- getting everyone into the action. An enchanting combination of song, dance, storytelling, live action and the haunting sounds of Native American flute music; skin drums; gourd, turtle and deer toe rattles, MUSICAL LEGENDS explores with the audience the Native people's relationship to Mother Earth.
"We will listen with our ears and see with our eyes and 
open our hearts to this beautiful tale. Ho? He’!"
Hope to see you – With love and light – Lauren

MUSICAL LEGENDS: THE FIRE CHILDREN Ridgewood Public Library

10.29.13 |4pm

Ridgewood , NJ

Bring a kid in a costume!!! Halloween Parade and refreshments follows performance Pre-register and open to Ridgewood Library card holders only.

PIANO ROOM SERIES AT MILDRED GARDENS PRIVATE CONCERT

09.29.13 |5-7pm

Featuring Lauren's original compositions which will be on her 3rd CD "My Heart and Soul" to be launched in the Spring 2014. The concert will feature some of the musicians which will be on the CD: Lauren Hooker on piano and vocals, Dave Rimelis on violin and guitar, Mike Richmond on cello and bass, Malcolm Smith on tabla and percussion. Q&A with the Artists and Wine Tasting Reception with Pedros Wine Collection www.pedroswinecollection.com.

Stam Gallery, formerly Giles Antiques, Champagne Reception

09.26.13 |6-8pm

Main St Port Washington, NY

Jazz Vocalist/Pianist Lauren Hooker performs for a champagne reception celebrating the reopening of Giles Antiques larger space and show of their new upscale collection. Along with L.I.'s finest display of period furniture and objects, the gallery features some great paintings from Old Masters (Van Dyck) thru Modern Masters (Lichtenstein)on of period furniture and objects, the gallery features some great paintings from Old Masters (Van Dyck) thru Modern Masters (Lichtenstein). Local art music and antique lovers are invited.

PRIVATE PARTY - THE CRAB HOUSE

09.07.13 |6:30-8

Edgewater, NJ, NJ

Lauren HOoker on piano/vocals, Paul Meyers on guitar, Mike Richmond bass

MUSICAL LEGENDS STORYTELLING (Private) Shaare Tesillah Congregation

09.06.13 |10:45 and 11am

Teaneck, NJ

Hibiscus (Caribbean) Restaurant At Best Western Hotel


08.20.13 |6-9pm

Morristown, NJ

SOLO PIANSIST VOCALIST SINGER SONGWRITER LAUREN HOOKER
Wonderful Caribbean Food -
RESERVATIONS A MUST!! (973)960-0387

Musical Legends presents THE LEGEND OF RAINBOW CROW - Kill Kare Park

08.10.13 |2pm

Burton Island, VT USA

RAINBOW CROW is an interactive, educational and theatrical performance that delights audiences of all ages in a spellbinding style that both entertains and instructs. Based on a children's story book retold by Nancy Van Laan, RAINBOW CROW is the poignant tale of how fire was brought down to Mother Earth in a self-less act that affects permanent and positive change. Assuming the role of the teller of tales, Lauren encourages the audience to become the animals of the story through Native American sign language, singing Native American songs, and dancing a toe-heel dance step - getting everyone into the action. An enchanting combination of song, dance, storytelling, and the haunting sounds of Native American flute music, drums and rattles, RAINBOW CROW explores our relationship to Mother Earth.

HOUSE CONCERT & STORYTELLING AT SPRINGBROOK FARM

08.03.13 |6-8pm

Westfield, VT

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3rd 6-8pm
A CELEBRATION OF STORYTELLING AND MUSIC FOR ALL AGES
With NYC Based Recording Artist Singer/Songwriter/Storyteller
LAUREN HOOKER
At The Home of Kitty and Spud Edwards
At Spring Brook Farm
3786 Vermont Rt 100, Westifeld, Vermont
6pm The Native American Legend of Rainbow Crow
7pm Songs of Love, Family and Friends
Meet the Artist Wine and Cheese Reception
Pass the Hat Donations Gleefully Accepted to
Help Support the Artist with partial proceeds to benefit
The First Universalists of Derby Line, Vermont
Lauren's CD's also available for purchase
FOR RESERVATIONS AND MORE INFO
CALL Kitty at 802-744-6121/c-802-323-3761
Email: Kitty.edwards52@gmail.comsoirit

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10th at 2pm
The Native American Legend of Rainbow Crow
At Kill Kare State Park, Vermont Singer Songwriter Solo Pianist/Vocalist in an intimate setting in a beautiful home set in the woods in Vermont

Ridgefield Park Summer Rec Program

07.29.13 |10am

Ridgefield Park, NJ

MUSICAL LEGENDS presents The Fire Children Raindate: July30

Ridgefield Park Summer Rec Program

07.09.13 |10am

Ridgefield Park, NJ

MUSICAL LEGENDS presents Rainbow Crow Raindate: July 10

Cathedral St. John the Divine

06.24.13 |2pm

NYC, NY

Musical Legends presents Summer Solstice Celebration - Lauren Hooker vocalist/percussionist/Ntive flute with Semaj Williams on African and Native American drums

Phoebe's Place Art Cafe 445 Cedar Lane Across from American Legion Drive

06.07.13 |8-10pm

Teaneck, NJ

Singer Songwriter Vocalist Pianist Lauren Hooker at the NEW!!!! Phoebe's Place, a space dedicated to music, art, poetry and food, is named in honor and memory of Phoebe Snow born in New York City in 1950, but graduated from Teaneck High School and spent many years living in Fort Lee.

"If you miss the late singer-songwriter Phoebe Snow as much as I do, you’ll be happy to know that her native town of Teaneck has no shortage of female blues and jazz talent. (Lauren's) voice, one minute powerful and soulful and the next minute subtle and understated, at times reminds me of Snow, who we lost last April.
Richard Skelly Asbury Park Press,WRSU 88.7 FM.

$15 Music Charge Reservations a Must (347)230-2388

Phoebe's Place Art Cafe 445 Cedar Lane Across from American Legion Drive

05.27.13 |1-6pm

Teaneck, NJ

Lauren Hooker vocals/keys, Chuck McPherson drums/vocals, Tchunga Tonge congas/vocals - $10 cover includes lunch buffet - at the Cedar Lane Teaneck Family Fun Festival - Memorial Day

Phoebe's Place Art Cafe 445 Cedar Lane Across from American Legion Drive

04.28.13 |4-8pm

Teaneck, NJ

Lauren Hooker, Richie Ranno, Rhonda Shuster, Peter Scance and Senator Loretta Weinberg pay tribute to Phoebe Snow - Open House -

Phoebe's Place Art Cafe

04.19.13 |8-10pm

Teaneck, NJ

Singer Songwriter Vocalist Pianist Lauren Hooker at the NEW!!!! Phoebe's Place, a space dedicated to music, art, poetry and food, is named in honor and memory of Phoebe Snow born in New York City in 1950, but graduated from Teaneck High School and spent many years living in Fort Lee.

"If you miss the late singer-songwriter Phoebe Snow as much as I do, you’ll be happy to know that her native town of Teaneck has no shortage of female blues and jazz talent. (Lauren's) voice, one minute powerful and soulful and the next minute subtle and understated, at times reminds me of Snow, who we lost last April.
Richard Skelly Asbury Park Press,WRSU 88.7 FM.

$15 Music Charge Reservations a Must (347)230-2388

Musical Legends presents THE GREAT KAPOK TREE

04.16.13 |10:30am

Bronx, NY

Highbridge Learning Center 1594 Townsend Ave
A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest 
By Lynne Cherry
This wonderful story of how a tree is saved by the animals of the rainforest is brought to life through original songs, percussion instruments, masks, puppets
and even a giant Kapok Tree. While the story unfolds, children join in with the storyteller, acting out the story by singing the songs, making percussive sounds with their bodies and becoming the animals of the rainforest through movement and yoga positions.

MUSICAL LEGENDS PRESENTS THE FIRE CHILDREN

04.15.13 |10:30am

Bronx, NY

Highbridge Learning Center 1594 Townsend Ave

LAUREN HOOKER from MUSICAL LEGENDS brings to life this lively, musical rendition of an African Creation Myth from Ghana celebrating the earth and its’ people of many different shades and colors. As this joyful tale unfolds with Djembe Drum and Thumb Piano, the entire audience joins in with the storyteller through movement games, songs and African dance motions. Life sized Akuaba dolls and tribal Moon Mask help create a stimulating visual backdrop for this masterful storyteller. Informative, fun and educational, The Fire Children is the perfect way for students to rejoice in diverse cultures - what makes us different – yet the same – a great social studies enrichment program!

JAZZ 4 KIDS Harambee Academy

04.10.13 |10am

East Orange, NJ

Jazz 4 Kids Show with Lauren Hooker on vocals - Allen Farnham on keys - Gregory M. Jones on bass and Vince Ector on drums

Teaneck Heritage (private)

02.22.13 |3:30pm

Teaneck, NJ USA

Solo pianist vocalist Lauren Hooker in concert

Hibiscus (Caribbean) Restaurant At Best Western Hotel


02.01.13 |7-10pm

Morristown, NJ USA

LAUREN HOOKER SINGER/SONGWRITER SOLO VOCALIST/PIANIST on NJ JAZZ' Grand Piano!

Hibiscus (Caribbean) Restaurant At Best Western Hotel


01.21.13 |6-9pm

Morristown, NJ

LAUREN HOOKER SOLO PIANIST/VOCALIST/SONGWRITER
“…impressive … distinguishes herself as a lyricist… a vocalist who stands head and shoulders above the controversy… Suzanne Lorge, All About Jazz – New York
Home of Jersey Jazz Society’s Baby Grand piano and offering only the best of the Tri-state area’s talent. The room exudes an intimacy like none other, a cozy dining atmosphere - loved by both performers and patrons. To enjoy live jazz in Morristown, Hibiscus is the place to be.

FOR RESERVATIONS: 973-960-0387

THE CRAB HOUSE in EDGEWATER COMMONS

12.31.12 |9pm-12:30

Edgewater, NJ

RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH THE LAUREN HOOKER TRIO
Lauren on vocals and keys - John Hart on guitar and Belden Bullock on bass
On the second floor overlooking NYC's Fireworks Celebration at Midnite!

Hand passed Hors D’oeuvres
Seated Dinner to include Caesar Salad
Choice of Entrée: Stuffed Snapper, Filet Mignon, Lobster Tail or Dungeness Crab
Reeses’ Peanut Butter Chocolate Truffle Cake
Champagne Toast at Midnite
$69.99 with Reservation
541 River Road, Edgewater NJ – In Edgewater Commons on River Road
CALL FOR RESERVATIONS 201-840-9311
www.facebook.com/crabhouseedgewater

Musical Legends presents THE FIRE CHILDREN

12.17.12 |10 and 11am

Rego Park, NY

LAUREN HOOKER from MUSICAL LEGENDS brings to life this lively, musical rendition of an African Creation Myth from Ghana celebrating the earth and its’ people of many different shades and colors. As this joyful tale unfolds with Djembe Drum and Thumb Piano, the entire audience joins in with the storyteller through movement games, songs and African dance motions. Life sized Akuaba dolls and tribal Moon Mask help create a stimulating visual backdrop for this masterful storyteller. Informative, fun and educational, The Fire Children
is the perfect way for students to rejoice in diverse cultures - what makes us different – yet the same – a great social studies enrichment program!

City Green's Sunday Jazz Cocktail Party The Historic Van Vleck House

12.02.12 |2-5pm

Montclair , NJ

Annual Fall Fundraiser
Van Vleck House & Garden 21 Van Vleck St. Montclair, NJ
Music, autumn cocktails, and refreshments will be served. Suggested donation: $50 per person.www.citygreenonline.org

The Puffin Cultural Forum

11.17.12 |8pm

Teaneck, NJ, NJ

IN CONCERT Lauren Hooker Jazz Vocals/Piano. John Hart on guitar, Martin Wind on bass and cello, Tim Horner on drums and percussion. $10 donation - CD's available for purchase signed by the artist

THE CRAB HOUSE in EDGEWATER COMMONS

10.25.12 |6-10pm

Edgewater, NJ USA

The Lauren Hooker Trio
with Paul Meyers on Guitar and Bill Moring Bass
Happy Hour 12-7pm
Magnificent Views of Manhattan right on the River!
Fantastic Seafood Restaurant

THE CRAB HOUSE in EDGEWATER COMMONS

10.18.12 |6-10pm

Edgewater, NJ USA

The Lauren Hooker Trio
THIS WEEK: Bob Devos on Guitar and Gregory Jones on Bass
Happy Hour 12-7pm
Magnificent Views of Manhattan right on the River!
Fantastic Seafood Restaurant

Happy Hour 12-7pm
Magnificent Views of Manhattan right on the River!
Fantastic Seafood Restaurant

THE CRAB HOUSE in EDGEWATER COMMONS

10.11.12 |6-10pm

Edgewater, NJ USA

Lauren Hooker Trio
with Bob Devos on Guitar and Martin Wind Bass
Happy Hour 12-7pm
Magnificent Views of Manhattan right on the River!
Fantastic Seafood Restaurant

JAZZ 4 KIDS Brooklyn Central Public Library

09.22.12 |1pm

Brooklyn, NY USA

Lauren Hooker hosts journey of Jazz from African Call and Response Songs to Field Holler and Slave Songs into the Blues, Swing, Bee Bop and Cool Jazz with world renowned Jazz Trio.

PD HURLEYS ON THE WATERFRONT JAZZ BRUNCH/DINNER

08.12.12 |1-4pm

New Rochelle, NY

Vocalist/Pianist Lauren Hooker sings and plays light jazz, R&B, Soul and originals with a jazz touch

PD HURLEYS ON THE WATERFRONT JAZZ BRUNCH/DINNER

08.05.12 |1-4pm

New Rochelle, NY

Vocalist/pianist Lauren Hooker plays and sings light jazz, R&B, soul and originals with a jazzy touch. Rain or Shine

The Village Restaurant

07.31.12 |7-10pm

Pelham, NY

THE LAUREN HOOKER DUO with John HArt guitar

The Village Restaurant

07.24.12 |7-10pm

Pelham, NY

THE LAUREN HOOKER DUO with John HArt guitar

Garden Cafe at Wine and Roses - weather permitting

07.21.12 |7-9pm

New Milford, NJ

LAUREN HOOKER SOLO

Garden Cafe at Wine and Roses

06.23.12 |7-9pm weather permitting

New Milford, NJ

LAUREN HOOKER SOLO VOCALIST/PIANIST
201-523-6069

The Village Restaurant

01.24.12 |7-10pm

Pelham, NY

THE LAUREN HOOKER DUO with John Hart on guitar

Hibiscus (Caribbean) Restaurant At Best Western Hotel


01.10.12 |6-9pm

Morristown, NJ

LAUREN HOOKER SOLO VOCALIST/PIANIST

The Heritage Point of Teaneck

01.01.12 |3-4pm

Teaneck, NJ

SOLO PIANO VOCAL

Queen Anne Wine & Spirits 247 Degraw Avenue

12.31.11 |4-7pm

Teaneck, NJ

PRE-SHOW Vodka – Tequila – Gin Tastings and Oederves IN TEANECK with Vocalist/Pianist Lauren Hooker
(201) 692-1555

THE CRAB HOUSE in EDGEWATER COMMONS

12.08.11 |6-10pm

Edgewater, NJ USA

The Lauren Hooker Trio
with John Hart on Guitar and Joris Teepe Bass
Happy Hour 12-7pm
Magnificent Views of Manhattan right on the River!
Fantastic Seafood Restaurant

THE CRAB HOUSE in EDGEWATER COMMONS

12.01.11 |6-10pm

Edgewater, NJ USA

The Lauren Hooker Trio
with Bob Devos on Guitar and Joris Teepe Bass
Happy Hour 12-7pm
Magnificent Views of Manhattan right on the River!
Fantastic Seafood Restaurant

Women's Conference at the Park Ridge Mariott

10.29.11 |3:30-5:30pm

Park Ridge, NJ USA

Lauren Hooker on vocals and keys

MOLDY FIG BAR CAFÉ JAZZ CLUB

10.09.11 |2pm set

New York, NY USA

178 Stanton St
New York, NY 10002 646-559-2553
Lauren Hooker sings a 2pm Set with House Trio
Art hirahara piano Tim givens bass

Fig is the product of New York's lush jazz history and a celebration of the Lower East Side's generations of cultural and artistic heritage. We strive to serve the best in live music, social gathering, music education, and merrymaking.
Our passion is the showcasing of live jazz, and our vibrant lineup of NYC's best jazz cats—from the well-known to the underground—reflects this. Nightly jam sessions allow listeners (and participants) to experience the spontaneity and creative dynamism that made New York City the vital hotspot for artistic ferment we cherish.
We delight in the enhancement of your music experience with an assortment of casual diversions like chess, shuffleboard, Scrabble, and backgammon, and a tantalizing small plate menu to be debuted when our kitchen launches in early July.
As a family establishment, we welcome guests of all ages.

THE CRAB HOUSE in EDGEWATER COMMONS

09.22.11 |6-9pm

Edgewater, NJ USA

THURSDAYS IN SEPT Lauren Hooker Trio
with John Hart on guitar - Bass TBA
Happy Hour 6-7pm
Magnificent Views of Manhattan right on the River!
Fantastic Seafood Restaurant

THE CRAB HOUSE in EDGEWATER COMMONS

09.15.11 |6-9pm

Edgewater, NJ USA

THURSDAYS IN SEPT Lauren Hooker Trio
Paul Meyers on Guitar and Bass TBA
Happy Hour til 7pm
Magnificent Views of Manhattan right on the River!
Fantastic Seafood Restaurant

JAZZ JAM SESSION AT THE PATIO BAR at 4 WEST

09.13.11 |8-11pm

Englewood, NJ USA

Lauren Hooker vocalist Hosts Jam Session with Allen Farnham on keys, Martin Wind on bass and Tim Horner on drums
Full bar - no cover - Weather Permitting
If not Jam Session then Lauren Hooker with Allen Farnham

THE CRAB HOUSE in EDGEWATER COMMONS

09.08.11 |6-9pm

Edgewater, NJ USA

THURSDAYS IN SEPT Lauren Hooker Trio -
With Vinny Valentino on guitar - Mike Richmond on Bass
Happy Hour 6-7pm
Magnificent Views of Manhattan right on the River!
Fantastic Seafood Restaurant

JAZZ TUESDAYS AT THE PATIO BAR at 4 WEST

09.06.11 |8-11pm

Englewood, NJ USA

Lauren Hooker vocals/keys with John Hart on guitar
Full Bar - No cover - Rain or shine

THE CRAB HOUSE in EDGEWATER COMMONS

09.01.11 |6-9pm

Edgewater, NJ USA

THURSDAYS IN SEPT Lauren Hooker Trio
with Vic Juris on guitar and Martin Wind on bass
Happy Hour 6-7pm
Magnificent Views of Manhattan right on the River!
Fantastic Seafood Restaurant

JAZZ TUESDAYS AT THE PATIO BAR at 4 WEST

08.30.11 |8-11pm

Englewood, NJ

FEATURING LAUREN HOOKER on VOCALS AND KEYS
JUNE 21 with Vinny Valentino on guitar

FULL BAR - Rain or Shine – No cover
Stay tuned for more guest artists joining Lauren through September 13 JAM SESSION!

JAZZ TUESDAYS AT THE PATIO BAR at 4 WEST

08.23.11 |8-11pm

Englewood, NJ

FEATURING LAUREN HOOKER on VOCALS AND KEYS
with John HARt on guitar
FULL BAR - Rain or Shine – No cover
Stay tuned for more guest artists joining Lauren every Tuesday through September

Forsgate Country Club Private Dining Room

08.20.11

Jamesburg, NJ, NJ USA

LAUREN HOOKER DUO WOTH GUITARIST VIC JURIS

Cupsaw Club House

08.19.11 |6-9pm

Ringwood, NJ USA

Lauren Hooker vocals and keys - PRIVATE

JAZZ TUESDAYS AT THE PATIO BAR at 4 WEST

08.16.11 |8-11pm

Englewood, NJ

FEATURING LAUREN HOOKER on VOCALS AND KEYS
WITH MARK BRANDENBURG on GUITAR
FULL BAR - Rain or Shine – No cover
Stay tuned for more guest artists joining Lauren every Tuesday through September


Forsgate Country Club

08.13.11 |6:30-9:30pm

Jamesburg, NJ

FOR MEMBERS ONLY: LAUREN HOOKER DUO

JAZZ JAM SESSION AT THE PATIO BAR at 4 WEST

08.09.11 |8-11pm

Englewood, NJ

JAM SESSION HOSTED BY VOCALIST LAUREN HOOKER AND HER TRIO
Allen Farnham on keys, Martin Wind on bass, Tim Horner on drums
FULL BAR - Rain or Shine – No cover

JAZZ TUESDAYS AT THE PATIO BAR at 4 WEST

08.02.11 |8-11pm

Englewood, NJ

FEATURING LAUREN HOOKER on VOCALS AND KEYS
with Vinnie Valentino on guitar www.vinny.com
FULL BAR - Rain or Shine – No cover
Stay tuned for more guest artists joining Lauren every Tuesday through September

LIVE BROADCAST Low-Budget Blues Program, Rutgers University WRSU-FM

06.16.11 |8-10pm

New Brunswick , NJ USA

With Host Richard Skelly

JAZZ 4 KIDS at Harambee Academy

04.10.11 |10am

East Orange, NJ USA

Jazz 4 Kids Show with Lauren Hooker on vocals - Allen Farnham on keys - Gregory M. Jones on bass and Vince Ector on drums

CAPE MAY JAZZ FESTIVAL

04.08.11 |2 Sets at 9 and 10pm At Aleathea's Restaurant Inn of Cape May

Cape May, NJ

LAUREN HOOKER WITH HER BAND!!
Allen Farnham on keys, Joris Teepe on bass and Steve Johns on drums
With Guest Poet Jeannette Curtis Rideau

Bar Cara 1099 Broad St

04.03.11 |Sets at 5 and 7pm

Bloomfield, NJ

Lauren Hooker on vocals with Allen Farnham on keys

Classic Residence at Hyatt - PRIVATE

03.26.11 |8-9pm

Teaneck, NJ

Lauren Hooker Trio in Concert

The Village Restaurant

02.21.11 |7-10pm

Pelham, NY

THE LAUREN HOOKER DUO

North County Branch Library

02.17.11 |7-8:30pm

Clinton, NJ USA

Lauren Hooker Trio in Concert - Free
908-730-6262

PRIVATE - Senior Housing

02.15.11 |7:45-8:45pm

Paterson, NJ

THE JAZZER and the JOKER
Pianist/Vocalist Lauren Hooker with Comedian Micki Shilan

Hibiscus (Caribbean) Restaurant At Best Western Hotel


02.12.11 |7-10pm

Morristown, NJ

LAUREN SINGS LOVE SONGS
A Special Valentine's Celebration - Hey! EVERY night should be Valentine's Night!
Beautiful Caribbean Food - BYOB

Hibiscus (Caribbean) Restaurant At Best Western Hotel


01.29.11 |6-9pm

Morristown, NJ USA

Solo Pianist/Vocalist Lauren Hooker - light jazz, soulful R&B

Hibiscus (Caribbean) Restaurant At Best Western Hotel


01.23.11 |12-3pm

Morristown, NJ

SOLO PIANSIST VOCALIST LAUREN HOOKER
Wonderful Caribbean Food - All You can Eat Buffet $19.95 BYOB

Hibiscus (Caribbean) Restaurant At Best Western Hotel


12.31.10 |8:30-12:30pm

Morristown

JAZZ & COMEDY ON NEW YEAR’S EVE
Lauren Hooker (piano/vocal) John Hart (guitar)
With guest performance by the winner of NJ funniest female Contest
Micki Shilan
EXOTIC BUFFET, PARTY FAVORS, HORS D’OEUVRES
$65 per person
BYOB. Bottles of wine can be purchased at venue.
Reservations highly recommended.
Call (973)-350-0200

Madre’s Cuban Cuisine

12.19.10 |6:30-8:30pm

477-B Cedar Lane, Teaneck, NJ

SOLO PIANIST/VOCALIST LAUREN HOOKER
At Madre’s Cuban Cuisine , NJ
Reservations highly recommended - BYOB
Call 201-530-5100

Hibiscus (Caribbean) Restaurant At Best Western Hotel


12.12.10 |12-3pm

270 South St, Morristown, NJ

SOLO VOCALIST/PIANIST LAUREN HOOKER
ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET $19.95
Reservations highly recommended.
Call (973)-350-0200
Excellent Caribbean/American food. BYOB or you can buy a bottle of wine there.
Now home to the NJ Jazz Society's piano!

LOUNGE ZEN

12.11.10 |7:30-9:30pm

254 DeGraw Ave, Teaneck, NJ USA

VOCALIST/PIANIST LAUREN HOOKER
with JOHN HART on GUITAR
Come on out for some GREAT Sushi and Music
Reservations suggested! $10 minimum 201-692-1002

St Anastasia's Church

12.04.10 |7pm

Teaneck, NJ

HOLIDAY JAZZ/CLASSICAL CONCERT
A fundraising event for Teaneck Public Schools’ cultural arts programs
CO-Sponsored by the PTOs of
Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin Middle Schools
Including Free Wine Tasting! Food, Bake, and Beverage Sale
6:15 PM food/wine tasting (downstairs)
7:00 PM concert (church)
Featuring World–Renowned Jazz Musicians
Lauren Hooker – Vocal • Tim Horner – Percussion/ Viola
John La Barbera – Guitar • Charles Pillow – Sax/Oboe • Freddie Hendrix – Trumpet
Jim Ridl – Piano/Organ • Kathy Ridl – Bass/ Viola
Scott Robinson – Reeds • Sharon Robinson – Flute
Ardie Walser – Vocal
Martin Wind – Bass/Cello/Musical Director

Playing holiday favorites set to jazz and classical tempos!
Enjoyable for all ages and cultures.

Admission: $20.00 adult (including wine tasting) / $10.00 child (under 5 admitted free).
Tickets may be purchased at St. Anastasia Church, TJMS, and BFMS.
Make checks out to TJMS PTO, or BFMS PTO.
Reservations can be made online at: artsforteaneck@verizon.net. Write "Tickets" in the subject line,
and specify name, phone number and number of adult and child tickets requested.
Bring cash only the night of the concert for admission.
For more information call Maria at 201-530-9390.

Hibiscus (Caribbean) Restaurant At Best Western Hotel


11.26.10 |7-10pm

Morristown, NJ

SOLO VOCALIST/PIANIST LAUREN HOOKER
Reservations highly recommended.
Call (973)-350-0200

Madre’s Cuban Cuisine

11.21.10 |6:30-8:30

477-B Cedar Lane, Teaneck, NJ

SOLO PIANIST/VOCALIST LAUREN HOOKER
At Madre’s Cuban Cuisine , NJ
Reservations highly recommended - BYOB
Call 201-530-5100

Westfield Shopping Center Mall

11.19.10 |10:30am-1pm

Trumbull, CT

LAUREN HOOKER DUO with JOHN HART on guitar 10:30am-11:30am
LAUREN HOOKER pianist/vocalist 12-1pm

UltraBar - Cedar Lane

11.18.10 |5:30-8:30

Teaneck, NJ

PARTY FOR SPONSORS - SOLO PIANIST/VOCALIST LAUREN HOOKER with Special Guests

Amarone's Windsor Inn

11.12.10 |8-12pm

Windsor, NJ

SOLO PIANIST/VOCALIST LAUREN HOOKER

Mediterranean Bistro

10.30.10 |8-10pm

Washington, NJ

SOLO PIANIST VOCALIST LAUREN HOOKER
908-689-5107

Teaneck Senior Center

10.19.10 |1pm

Teaneck, NJ

Solo piano/vocal concert for seniors

Madre’s Cuban Cuisine

10.17.10 |7-9pm

477-B Cedar Lane, Teaneck, NJ

SOLO PIANIST/VOCALIST LAUREN HOOKER
At Madre’s Cuban Cuisine , NJ
Reservations highly recommended - BYOB
Call 201-530-5100