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Laura Watts

Laura Watts (formerly Laura Kahle) is an American musician and composer raised in Queensland, Australia. Now living in the US performing on pocket trumpet, Laura is primarily a composer and arranger for small to large ensembles. A recipient of the 2008 NYFA Fellowship for Music Composition, participant in the 2012 Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute and 2014 New Music USA Project grant Awardee, Laura’s most recent recording Elicit Inquest was released in October 2014.

A performing member of Bill Lee and the Natural Spiritual Orchestra, as well as arranger and performer with Watts Family Reunion, Laura’s arrangements have been performed by Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, The Danish Radio Big Band and the Branford Marsalis Septet.