• June 26, 2024
    2:00 pm

FREE

(Bring a blanket or lawn chair. We will have some chairs on hand.)

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. She digs emotionally and eloquently into a standard, her story-telling abilities portray a soul beyond her years.

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 material, drawn from both the Broadway stage as well as the Great American Songbook. On her sophomore recording, Venez Donc Chez Moi, Laura teamed up with Montréal guitarist Sam Kirmayer (and New York based accordionist Benjamin Rosenblum on two tracks). It’s an homage of sorts and a nod to Laura’s beloved France. It features jazz versions of French classics made famous by Maurice Chevalier, Boris Vian, Édith Piaf, and Jacques Brel to name a few. Laura leads an active international touring schedule and has performed at venues including Town Hall (New York City), the Ace Theatre Hotel (Los Angeles), l’Olympia (Paris), Royal Festival Hall (London), and the main stage at the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal among others. She opened for Gregory Porter at the Victoria Jazz Festival (summer 2022), and Melody Gardot (fall 2022), joining her across the east and west coasts of the US and Europe. Laura’s brand-new release entitled, Get Out of Town, will start releasing singles in the Summer and Fall of 2024.

Venue:  

Address:
401 1 St SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, T1A 8W2