About Lauren Ianuzzi
New Jersey, NJ
Lauren Ianuzzi ain't just a pint-sized Jersey girl with thick brown curls, a pearly-white smile and sparkling enthusiasm. She ain't girlie girl vanilla either. The Bergen County-bred songstress boasts a hustler-like spirit with the vocal chops to match, and there's no mistaking her tenacity as she madly croons, "I will turn up the heat" in the sultry funk flavors of "Sweat," one of the many self-penned tunes by the twenty-two-year-old Ianuzzi. She's been tellin' it like it is for a long time now. It's now the world's turn to catch up and turn an ear.
She's previously co-written songs with songwriters such as Jeff Franzel (*NSYNC, Taylor Dayne), Martin Briley (Celine Dion), and Elisa Korenne (Super Sweet Sixteen), while also having recorded with producers such as Adrian Gurvitz (Sheryl Crow, CeCe Winans), Jim Beanz and Charlie Brown (Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado), the Noize Trip team (Fergie, The Roots), and Visionary Music Group (Destiny's Child, Elton John). In January 2008, Ianuzzi opened for Train frontman Pat Monahan and Grammy-nominated songwriter Emily King at the Sundance Film Festival. She also performed at the 25th anniversary gala for the Operation Smile charity in Virginia Beach, VA, where she opened for the Beach Boys with her original song, "Show Me That Smile." Ianuzzi is currently putting the finishing touches on her first EP.
Shake up a little of Nikka Costa's sexy brashness with the smooth soul of Prince and Jill Scott, and add a dash of Carole King -- Lauren Ianuzzi will sate you.
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