Laurin Talese

For Laurin Talese, winner of the 2018 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, jazz is cinematic. You’ll want to be front and center as Laurin performs her imaginative set of lively and timeless music filled with energy, optimism, and sensuality seamlessly interwoven by her vivid storytelling. It is the union of her pure tone and poignant lyrics that enchant and captivate all who experience Ms. Talese. Laurin’s talents have allowed her to travel the globe. She has shared stages with numerous international recording artists including Bilal, Gregory Porter, Patti LaBelle, Robert Glasper and has had the distinct pleasure of performing with renowned classical and jazz ensembles such as The Cleveland Orchestra, The Cleveland Jazz Heritage Orchestra, and the internationally acclaimed Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg, Austria. In 2016, Laurin Talese released her debut album, Gorgeous Chaos, to wide acclaim. The project features Christian McBride, Christian Sands and is Coproduced by Grammyaward winning drummer and producer, Ulysses Owens Jr. and Tonyaward nominated bassist and music director, Adam Blackstone (BASSic Black Entertainment.) Gorgeous Chaos made its debut on the Billboard Jazz Charts and received acclaim from Downbeat, The Chicago Tribune, and other music outlets.

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