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Laura Anglade Quartet
Friday, September 22, 8:00 pm$25 – $30
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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. The Laura Anglade Quartet will perform their own arrangements drawing from the Great American Songbook,Vintage Jazz from Broadway, the Great American Songbook & Tin Pan Alley along with French classics made famous by Edith Piaf, Michel Legrand, Charles Trenet, and more.
French/American singer Laura Anglade is reminiscent of many of the great traditional vocal stylists of the 20th century, but her voice is uniquely her own. As she digs emotionally and eloquently into a lyric, her story-telling abilities portray a soul beyond her years.
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. It is an homage to Laura’s beloved France.
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 is currently based in Toronto.
Award-winning New York City jazz pianist and accordionist Ben Rosenblum has been described as “mature beyond his years,” (Sea of Tranquility), an “impressive talent” (All About Jazz), who “caresses [the music] with the reverence it merits” (Downbeat Magazine). Since the release of his debut trio album, Instead (4 stars, Downbeat), Rosenblum has toured extensively throughout the United States and has appeared at prestigious venues throughout the world.
Rosenblum’s musical interests also extend beyond jazz to include work in numerous world music scenes, including musical styles from Brazil, Peru, Croatia, Bulgaria, India, Ireland, Jewish traditions and more.