I am very excited to hear Laura Brunner performing live this Thursday, July 5, at Port-O Lounge, in my town, accompanied by Eldad Tarmu, John Lenis and Michael Winncki. A genuine jazz singer, she is also a composer and lyricist. Here is her official bio.
Jazz vocalist and composer Laura Brunner originally hails from Columbus, Ohio. A songstress of incredible emotional depth, Laura continues to dazzle audiences with her incredible vocal range, rich colorful timbres, and deeply personal original compositions. Her unique heartfelt performances have led her to share the stage with an extraordinary array of musicians such as Kurt Elling, Ellis Marsalis, Meredith Monk, 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, and The International Association of Jazz Educators Convention. In addition to live performances, Laura has been interviewed as a featured artist on Boston’s 89.7 WGBH National Public Radio. Laura was chosen for the 2011 Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Arts in Residency Program at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Currently, Laura is working on her debut album of original compositions and can be seen performing in the Midwest, New England, and New York City areas.