Triad City Beat

Pretty In Pink Meets Kind of Blue

"…Billie Holiday's infamous blues, 'Fine and Mellow,' featur[ed] senior Lauren Seay on vocals and upright bass.  Seay was a revelation. She delivered the tune with Holiday's verve and vibrato, all while walking a sauntering bass line. Her masterful coordination inspired spontaneous applause. Seay's solo was also worthy of raves, focusing on the lower range and lots of bluesy slides. …Seay stayed on vocals for two more songs: 'You Go to My Head,' arranged by Seay herself and 'What a Little Moonlight Can Do,' arranged by tenor saxophonist Will England."

-Anthony Harrison, April 29th, 2015

Review of the 2015 Miles Davis Jazz Festival at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

 

Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC) Arts Journal

A Swinging Night at Aycock

"All of the soloing was compelling, and the petite vocalist Lauren Seay made a striking impression, with a beautiful tone, clear, and pure, on 'Song for Myself' by [Steve] Haines."

-Tom Moore, April 19th, 2013

Review of the 2013 Miles Davis Jazz Festival at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro