Tuesday, February 18 at 8:00pm and  9:30pm, we are in for a serious treat when The Eddie Mann Sextet returns to Typhoon in Santa Monica for an amazing night of jazz and standards featuring the lovely Lauren Koval on vocals.

Koval, who’s been heard with bands throughout LA, will be performing for the first time with this outstanding sextet consisting of Daniel Heffernan on tenor saxophone, Grammy nominee Sammy Kestenholtz on the percussion, Grammy winner Kevin O’Neal on bass, Duane Benjamin (BenJammin) on trombone, music director Paul McDonald on keyboard, and band leader Eddie Mann on trumpet.  The two sets of jazz and standards have been arranged by Music Director Paul McDonald.

Typhoon Pan Asian Cuisine is located at 3221 Donald Douglas Loop South, Santa Monica, 310-390-6565, http://typhoon.biz/

Call for reservations at 310-390-6565 or visit www.typhoon.biz .

About Lauren Koval: With her pure soothing voice and striking stage presence, Lauren Koval captivates her audience from the first note through the last. Originally from Bellevue Washington, Lauren has performed nonstop in Los Angeles, throughout the United States and abroad, touring with some of the finest musicians and groups such as the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, The Paul McDonald Big Band, and The Bob Noval Orchestra. She has appeared in the most prestigious Jazz Clubs and Performing Arts Centers, including the Catalina Bar & Grill, Steamers Jazz Café, Queen Mary’s Sir Winston’s Lounge, Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hilton Hotel, The Ritz Carlton, The Montage Hotel, Whittier Performing Arts Center, and Lancanster Performing Arts Center. In 2006, she released her debut CD No Complaints No Regrets, the collaboration between Lauren and jazz legend Page Cavanaugh and the Page Cavanaugh Trio that sold successfully throughout the United States and Asia.  The recording received rave reviews from some of the industry’s most well respected figures:

“Lauren sings these great songs with deep feeling and insightful understanding. She and Page are a wonderful team.”         ~ Michael Feinstein ~

“She’s got the voice, and she’s found the perfect place to develop her repertoire. The Great American Songbook is in good hands.”         L.A. Jazz Scene, April, 2007 issue ~ Jim Santella ~

“She has a beautiful and well controlled voice that songwriters and fans of vintage standards should love.”       L.A. Jazz Scene, August, 2007 issue ~ Scott Yanow ~

Remaining true to the songwriter’s original intent, Lauren delivers each song with classic elegance. She has a reputation among her peers for having a beautiful attitude as well as being a competent, accomplished jazz vocalist. Today, Lauren Koval continues to grow as an artist, bringing passion and grace to each performance and enamoring her audience with an ever expanding repertoire and her impeccable style.


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