Words from a Director

Over the many years the Compaq Big Band has kept New England swingin’ we’ve been blessed with great vocalists, all gifted artists with terrific talents coupled with expressive styles.   But there was an important, special part of our history, and that was the several years we were fortunate to have Lauren as our Feature Vocalist.  She immediately energized our group and thrilled audiences with a light-up-the-stage presence, professional poise and showmanship, with a unique blend of sassy and sultry in her delivery.  She has always been ‘The Professional’s Professional’, going above and beyond to research new vocals for the ensemble, working crowds of all age demographics with genuine energy and affection, and whatever it takes to help the band make great music.


When her family moved to North Carolina, we were all sad to see her go.  But, she’s only a plane ride away, and it’s been a huge treat in recent years to fly her up from Down South to perform with us for an important gig.  The vocalist for a big band holds the brand of 20-person enterprise in their hands center stage, and Lauren’s one of the best in that business.


Al Saloky

Director, Compaq Big Band

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