Recognized by Radio Canada’s Ici Musique as one of the top 5 female jazz musicians to watch out for, Toronto-based French/American Jazz singer Laura Anglade is making a name for herself in the jazz world. Laura’s singing is reminiscent of many of the great vocal stylists of the 20th century including Anita O’Day, Shirley Horn, and Blossom Dearie, but her voice is uniquely her own.
Her debut release, ‘I’ve Got Just About Everything’ saw the vocalist and composer, along with her quintet, fearlessly plunging headlong into a wide range of top-notch material, drawn from both the Broadway stage as well as the Great American Songbook. On her sophomore recording, ‘Venez donc chez moi’, Laura teams up with Montreal guitarist Sam Kirmayer. In a nod to Laura’s beloved France. It features jazz versions of French classics made famous by Maurice Chevalier, Boris Vian, Edith Piaf, and Jacques Brel to name a few. Montreal based guitarist, Sam Kirmayer was voted one of CBC Music’s picks for the “35 best Canadian jazz musicians under 35”, his playing has been described as “sharp and clean melodic lines peppered with exquisite chording and comping… never overstated and always expressed with good taste.