- Laura Anglade – Vocals
- Jonathan Chapman – Bass
- Sam Kirmayer – Guitar
- Valérie Lacombe – Drums
- Masashi Usui – Tenor Sax
Laura Anglade is a young Montreal-based jazz vocalist currently making a name for herself on the Montreal scene and beyond. Originally from a small village in the south of France and raised in Connecticut, she is influenced by her parents’ gypsy jazz and classical backgrounds. Laura’s style branches out from traditional jazz roots and some of her idols include Carmen McRae, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, Etta Jones, Anita O’Day, Chet Baker and Blossom Dearie. At just 23 years old, she has made an impression on the Montreal jazz scene within the last couple of years. She has performed in a number of Jazz festivals including the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal and Merrickville’s Jazz Fest 2018 where she was very well received.
Represented by Justin Time Records, Laura is set to release her debut CD entitled I’ve Got Just About Everything at the end of June and will be on a week-long tour to promote the CD and meet new audiences. The quintet features excellent musicians from Montreal including Jonathan Chapman on double bass, Sam Kirmayer on guitar, Valérie Lacombe on drums and Masashi Usui on tenor saxophone.
Those who have had the pleasure to see and hear Laura in concert can attest to how she draws in her audience not only with her sensitive interpretations and melodic approach to improvisation but with her demure and thoroughly engaging stage presence. Her manner on stage might at times be described as quiet and focused but when she digs emotionally and eloquently into a standard, her story-telling abilities portray a soul beyond her years.