Laura Crema imbues well-worn standards and eclectic originals with an uncanny combination of sensuality, originality and sheer musical prowess has dazzled listeners and audiences alike making her one of the most respected interpreters of song and rising stars within the Canadian jazz scene.
A native of Vancouver, vocalist Laura Crema possesses a lush, unique instrument with great depth and resonance; her influences are broad and diverse as she blends jazz with popular music and improvisation.
Already possessing degree in Fine & Performing Arts and Economics from Simon Fraser University, Laura continued her studies and vocal training with such musical luminaries as Sheila Jordan, Jay Clayton, Nancy King and Kurt Elling including extended voice classes with master teacher Richard Armstrong.
Not just a gifted vocalist, Laura is also an accomplished dancer, choreographer and interdisciplinary performer having received numerous awards and grants including an Emergence Canada Council Grant for her work in the interdisciplinary arts. She has performed and worked with RADIX Theatre, the Karen Jamieson Dance Company, Touchstone Theatre, Olivia Thorvaldson, Grant Strate, Deborah Dunn, and Catherine Lee.
In keeping with the performing arts Laura has presented her own Choreography at Dancing on the Edge, Women in View and the Single Solos Dance Festivals; Laura has also worked with well known composers including, Jeff Corness, Peter Hannan, Ron Samworth, Cam Wilson and George McFetridge.