Laura Klein (piano/composer): Laura grew up in New York City, and studied music at SUNY Buffalo and at the Berklee College of Music. She has played and recorded her own compositions with the three-horned band Triceratops, the Laura Klein-Ted Wolff duo, and FivePlay. Laura has performed with her own trios (including the great drummers Joe Hunt and Benny Barth), many vocalists including Jenny Ferris and Ed Reed, with the Rudy Salvini Big Band, John Dankworth and the San Francisco Symphony, and many others. She freelances in the Bay Area and is Associate Professor of the Alexander Technique at the Jazz Institute in Berkeley....
—Don Sechelski, The Muse’s Muse
“They are charting a fresh path in the land of jazz that will be sure to attract a following.”
—O’s Place Jazz Magazine
“This is one of the best quintets I’ve listened to this year, and they get an unequivocal MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.97.”
—Dick Metcalf, Improvijazzation Nation
“FivePlay is exceptional!”
-Bonny Thomas, Sonoma Jazz Society and DJ, Sonoma Jazzin’