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Laura Brunner

Jazz vocalist and composer Laura Brunner is a songstress of incredible artistic depth. Laura’s mix of arrangements of popular song, jazz standards, and deeply personal original compositions make for a fresh bold take on the genre of jazz. Not the typical delicate torch singer, Laura’s music is eclectic blend of jazz harmony, full of electric grooves, and strong subjects with unapologetic lyrics. Her unique voice, with its rich colorful timbres and incredible range, combined with her rhythmic sophistication and her dexterity in vocal improvisation, make for a truly original sound. Laura proves herself, not just as a singer, but a musician, giving herself over to her audience with a genuine delivery of her soul in each performance.

Her unique, heartfelt performances have led her to share the stage with an extraordinary array of musicians such as Kurt Elling, Ellis Marsalis, Sheila E., Esperanza Spalding, Riannon, Bryan Baker, and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. Such past performances include The Montreux Jazz Festival, where Laura was awarded second place in the 2007 vocal competition, The Beantown Jazz Festival, The Boston Pops Jazz Festival, The International Association of Jazz Educators Convention, and the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Arts in Residence Program at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. In addition to live performances, Laura has been interviewed as a featured artist on Boston’s 89.7 WGBH National Public Radio and on Break Thru Radio’s -The Jazz Hole”. Laura can be seen performing in the Midwest, New England, and New York City areas.