Granddaughter of a 1920's female jazz pianist and daughter of legendary big band saxophonist Billy Ainsworth of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Laura Ainsworth has classic supper club jazz in her DNA. The Dallas-based singer has a pure, rich tone and nearly three-octave range that has attracted some of the best jazz players in the Southwest to her side, including 2011 Dallas Jazz Musician of the Year Brian Piper, to create her shows that combine her contemporary sense of humor with the elegant style of the great supper club performers of the '40s and '50s.
Her debut CD, Keep It To Yourself, featuring the Brian Piper Trio and several great guest musicians, spans the decades, from fresh twists on standards like Skylark and Love For Sale to forgotten gems from the 1920's- '50s, to contemporary tracks, like the sexy but hilarious title song.
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Ainsworth’s voice is sublime as it caresses top-notch
musicianship by a slew of southwest jazz players...It’s a
very warm, elegant album with just enough big stage
flair. — Mario Tarradell, Dallas Morning News
Jazz vocalist Laura Ainsworth weaves past and
present with stunning power...Her voice is like (a) mirror
reflection into the past, conjuring black-and-white
images of well-groomed gentlemen in trench coats and
fedoras, smoke-enveloped bars, and glamorous women
whose beauty is nearly as bright as their jewelry...Laura
Ainsworth has that effect on the listener, an uncanny
ability to flash portraits in the mind with a simple line...It
might not be long before Dallas is not just known for its
oil, Cowboys, and J.R