The Toronto-based jazz vocalist, Laura Anglade, has been charming audiences by bringing a fresh face to the vintage sound of classic jazz numbers in both French and English. Making her Morris Museum debut alongside a stellar ensemble, including Ben Rosenblum on piano and accordion, Marty Jaffe on bass, and Randolph’s native son, drummer Ben Zweig.
The Laura Anglade Quartet will perform their own arrangements drawing from the Great American Songbook, including “A Beautiful Friendship” (Khan and Styne), “Change Partners” (Irving Berlin), “Dearly Beloved” (Mercer, Kern), and “Three Little Words” (Ruby and Kalmar) as well as some French classics made famous by Michel Legrand, Barbara, Charles Trenet, and more.
French & American singer Laura Anglade is reminiscent of many of the great traditional vocal stylists of the 20th century, including Anita O’Day, Shirley Horn, and Blossom Dearie, but her voice is uniquely her own. Her story-telling abilities portray a soul beyond her years as she digs emotionally and eloquently into the song’s lyrics.
Her debut release, ‘I’ve Got Just About Everything’ (Justin Time Records, 2019) saw the vocalist, 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 Juno-nominated sophomore recording, ‘Venez Donc Chez Moi’ (Justin Time Records, 2022), Laura teams up with Montreal guitarist Sam Kirmayer and New York-based accordionist Benjamin Rosenblum on two tracks. A homage of sorts, it is a nod to Laura’s beloved France. The record features French classics made famous by Barbara, Charles Trenet, Edith Piaf, and Michel Legrand.
Laura leads an active international touring schedule and has performed at venues including Olympia (Paris), Royal Festival Hall (London), Town Hall (New York City), the Ace Theatre Hotel (Los Angeles), and the main stage at the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal. 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. She is currently based in Toronto.
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