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Educated at the prestigious KUG Jazz program in Graz, Laura is active as a band

leader, composer, arranger and vocalist within several projects such as her quintet

„MOYA“ (Modern Vocal Jazz) or the duo „Aimenda“ (Jazz/Brazilian Music). She

has toured through Europe, South Africa and the USA and is currently performing

throughout Europe.

Laura was born in a beautiful town in Germany, called Weimar. Music has played an

essential role in her family, because her father, a blues guitar player and singer, influenced

her with his impressive musical open mindedness. While her brother instantly

fell in love with the drums, Laura started to play various instruments, the flute, the

guitar and the piano until she found out, that nothing felt more natural and delightful

to her than singing. At the age of thirteen she started to take her first singing lessons

and later on she auditioned for the big band of the music school. She has been performing

with the band as a vocalist since the age of 16. Prompted to take her singing

further, Laura got accepted in a state founded preparation program for prospective

music students in Berlin that supports the sincere wishes of those talented enough, to

study jazz vocals. In Berlin she got the opportunity to work with some of the greatest

berlin-based musicians and toured with the Jazz choir „Young Voices Brandenburg“

led by Marc Secara through South Africa and the United States.

In 2011 Laura received a place at the prestigous Jazz Institute Graz, Austria. During

her time at the KUG Jazz Department, Laura immersed herself in all periods of the jazz

tradition. Her passion for swing stood strong as she grew to embrace the many different

styles of the ever-changing genre and began to write and improvise under the

tuition of esteemed tutors such as Dena DeRose, Fran Lubahn, Ed Partyka, Annette

Gießriegl and Michael Abene. Within her active work as a composer, she started to

study Jazz Composition and Arrangement with Ed Partyka and Michael Abene at KUG and

with Kris Defoort at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel.

Being as well active as a presenter of the young jazz scene, she was involved in the

organization of the international Jazz Festival „Jazz Werkstatt Graz“.

In October 2016 she released her first album „Melodias Soltas“ with the brazilian

guitar player Marco Antonio da Costa, which is released at the label „Session Work

Records“.