Sponsored by Karen Oxorn
Laura Anglade is a young, Montreal-based jazz vocalist currently making a name for herself on the Canadian jazz scene and beyond. Originally from a small village in the south of France and raised in Connecticut, she was influenced by her parents’ gypsy jazz and classical backgrounds. Her style stems from her traditional jazz roots, and some of her inspirations include Carmen McRae, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, Anita O’Day, Shirley Horn, and Blossom Dearie. Her storytelling interpretations of The Great American Songbook and her melodic approach to improvisation portray a soul beyond her years. She performs regularly at Montreal jazz clubs, including Upstairs Jazz Bar.