Newton, Lauren (1952)

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Newton, Lauren (1952) Gender: F
Lauren Amber Newton
born on 16 November 1952 at 11:32 (= 11:32 AM )
Place Coos Bay, Oregon, 43n22, 124w13
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 24°24' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 15°25 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 20°39'

Lauren (1952) Newton (performing at Loft Cologne, Germany, 4 June 2015)
photo: Annamarie Ursula, license cc-by-sa-3.0


American avant-garde jazz and contemporary classical singer, and founding member of the Vienna Art Orchestra. Lauren Newton combines conventional technique with unconventional vocal sounds.

Newton earned a degree in music at the University of Oregon. In 1974 she moved to Europe and continued her music studies at the State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart. In 1977 she joined the Vienna Art Orchestra, touring widely with the group until 1989. With Bobby McFerrin, Jeanne Lee, Urszula Dudziak and Jay Clayton she formed the Vocal Summit in 1982.

She has taught at the Berlin University of the Arts, University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz in Austria, Folkwang Hochschule in Essen, Germany, and Musikhochschule Luzern in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Her debut album, Timbre (1983), won a German Critics Award. During the next six years she collaborated with Austrian poet Ernst Jandl.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with McFerrin, Bobby (born 11 March 1950). Notes: Members of Vocal Summit


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1983 (Debut album, "Timbre")

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth reports, "Girl for Newtons," The Coos Bay Times (Marshfield, Oregon), 17 Nov 1952, p. 3; "Newtons Name Baby," The Coos Bay Times, 19 Nov 1952, p. 12.


  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (Vienna Art Orchestra, Vocal Summit)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Jazz (Avant-garde)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Music teacher
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (Avant-garde jazz, contemporary classical)