Laurie Antonioli

No American jazz singer has traversed a wider array of musical territory over the past five years than the Bay Area’s Laurie Antonioli. Exploring with her vaunted American Dreams Band, she organically transforms any song into a possibility-filled jazz vehicle, a journey that culminated most recently in 2014’s critically hailed Songs of Shadow, Songs of Light (Origin), an album based on the extraordinary music of Joni Mitchell. While named on numerous best-album-of-the-year lists, the album received particularly cherished accolades from Ms. Mitchell herself, who invited Antonioli to perform at SFJAZZ’s May 8 gala celebration in her honor alongside Kris Kristofferson, Kurt Elling, Brian Blade, Joe Jackson, Patti Austin, and Tom Scott, among others.

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Primary Instrument

Vocalist

Location

Oakland, CA

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced students

Credentials/Background

Chair, Vocal Jazz Studies, The Jazzschool, Berkeley, California. See jazzschool.com for more information.

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Albums

Varuna
Varuna
Origin Records
2015
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Songs of Shadow, Songs of Light: the Music of Joni Mitchell
Songs of Shadow,...
Origin Records
2014
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American Dreams
American Dreams
Intrinsic Music
2010
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The Duo Session
The Duo Session
Nabel
2005
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Foreign Affair
Foreign Affair
Nabel
2005
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Soul Eyes
Soul Eyes
Elgin
1985
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