2023 JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SOLO) | Lauren Falls | | The JUNO Awards

Lauren Falls is a sought-after bassist, composer, and bandleader who over the last decade has been making her mark both on the Toronto and New York jazz scenes. Ms. Falls has an undeniably strong command of the bass and is in demand both as a sidewoman and bandleader. As a composer and arranger, she creates music that is melodically enticing and harmonically entrancing.

Lauren has toured North America and Europe with performances at the Kennedy Center and at jazz festivals including The Mary Lous Williams Jazz Festival in Washington DC, Ottawa International Jazz Festival, and Toronto Jazz Festival to name a few. Recently Lauren performed as part of the Mirvish production of Jake Epstein’s “Boy Falls From The Sky,” which was nominated for Six Dora Awards. In 2020, Ms. Falls was a finalist for the Toronto Arts Council Emerging Artist Award and has been the recipient of multiple Canada Council Grants. Ms. Falls holds a Master’s Degree from the Manhattan School of Music and a bachelor’s Degree from Humber College. Lauren is currently on faculty at The University of Toronto.