Laurie Krauz thrills audiences with her award-winning, blues-influenced jazz vocals and her powerful emotional range. Blazing new musical territory, Laurie combines improvisational elements with the passion and sensuality found in other forms of music to create a unique, soulful jazz -- she creates a mood and weaves a musical story with every cell of her being. Named one of the top 525 jazz vocalists of all time in a book by noted jazz critic, Scott Yanow, slated to be published in 2008 (tentatively entitled The Jazz Singers/Backbeat Books), Laurie released her first CD, Catch Me If You Can (LML Records) in 2001 to much critical acclaim.
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With an unusually pliant set of vocal chords, Laurie Krauz has a ball on her first album. The album’s kick off piece, the Ellington/Strayhorn masterpiece, “Day Dream,” sets the high standard for what’s to follow.... [S]he combines the best of cabaret and jazz singing. She has the respect for the lyrics one usually finds within cabaret as well as the ability to use her voice as an instrument, without over embellishing on the latter. This is a wonderful maiden album and will cause listeners to become impatient waiting for her next one.” Dave Nathan, allaboutjazz.com
“...she immediately impresses with her ample vocal presence and poise...