San Francisco Bay Area jazz vocalist Laura Karst recently released her debut solo album, Little Did I Dream. It was recorded with some of the Bay Area’s finest jazz musicians, and produced by the internationally acclaimed vocal jazz educator and clinician, Roger Letson. The CD comprises 11 songs that showcase Laura’s warm, alto voice, her interpretation of lyrics as a true storyteller, and her versatility as a singer in a wide range of jazz styles, and in a variety of languages. The album includes swing, scat, bossa nova, samba, waltz, and ballads. They are tunes ranging from the 1940s to the new millennium, sung in English, French, and Portuguese. In March 2012, Karst's performance on this recording was honored in the Indie Music Reviewer Magazine.
Jazz is not dead, and as long as artists like Laura Karst are
around, it won’t become a lost art either. If you fancy the old
queens of jazz like Ella & Etta or their modern counterparts, you
will love Karst’s velvety voice. She has worked with legends and
performed in both groups and as a soloist. Right now, she’s all
ours. —Victor Alfieri, Indie Music Reviewer Magazine, March
Laura is billed as a jazz vocalist and she is true to form punctuated by a
swinging quartet. She sings classic tunes arranged to fit her warm tones with
both French and English lyrics...Adam Shulman's fleeting work on piano is a
perfect complement on several tracks
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