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Leala Cyr

Born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Leala Cyr has proven herself to be a true diamond in the rough. This small-town girl began her concentration on the trumpet at an early age, and soon discovered her gift for music. Already excelling in classical trumpet, Cyr then tried her hand in the jazz band. A newfound love, Leala realized her true passion for jazz singing. Soon after, Cyr became the band’s vocalist and eventually was featured as a trumpet and vocal soloist at the prestigious Essentially Ellington Competition at the Lincoln Center in New York City. Leala Cyr has been voted “Best Jazz Vocalist” in the college division of Downbeat magazine’s Student Music Awards (2005) and has become a member of the Grammy-winning “Best New Artist” Esperanza Spalding’s Radio and Chamber Music Societies.