Lauren Elizabeth Baba is a violinist, violist, composer, arranger, and improviser living in Los Angeles, specializing in performing and composing creative improvised music. As a freelance performer, composer, and arranger, she appears in film scores, commercials, music videos, television, albums, and top touring acts. Baba is composer, conductor, and director of her 17-piece experimental big band, theBABAorchestra. As one of the top up-and-coming female big band composers and bandleaders, Baba has gained critical acclaim and recognition from the creative music scene. Highlights include album reviews in Downbeat Magazine, JAZZIZ Magazine, LA Weekly, All About Jazz, and Downbeat’s March 2018 Indie Life Feature. Baba has received commissions from various organizations, most notably for “Marigold”, which was commissioned by the Los Angeles Jazz Society through the 2018 New Note Artist Award and premiered at the 2018 Angel City Jazz Festival at Ford Theater in Los Angeles, CA; recorded on theBABAorchestra’s 2nd album “Marigold.”. She was recently awarded the 2022 “Fundamental Freedoms Commission” from the International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers [ISJAC]. Baba received the 2012 ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Award for her work “144”, which appears on theBABAorchestra’s debut album “Another Ride on the Elephant Slide.” She studied improvised music on and jazz composition at California Institute of the Arts.
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