When asked at her first audition “How does singing make you feel?” the young girl , only age nine, replied “Alive!” Such is the perfect word to describe the electrifying music of vocalist and composer Laura Camara.
Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio as Laura Brunner, Laura became aware of her calling as musician at an early age. Her first performance as a vocalist was at the age of 10 performing Igor Stravinski's "Symphony of Spalms" with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra.
Musically trained as a multi-instrumentalist, Laura
Laura’s mix of arrangements of popular song, jazz standards, and deeply personal original compositions make for a fresh bold take on --the genre of jazz. Laura’s music is eclectic blend of jazz harmony, with electric grooves, and strong subject matter with unapologetic lyrics. Her unique voice, with its rich colorful timbres and incredible range, combined with her rhythmic sophistication and her dexterity in vocal improvisation, make for a truly original sound. Laura proves herself, not just as a singer, but a musician, using every part of her vocal capabilities to add hornlike solos and intricate rhythms with vocal percussion. However, Laura is best known for her emotional connection to the music and her sincerity in which it is conveyed. With each performance, Laura gives herself over to her audience with a genuine delivery of her soul.
Laura is an award winning jazz vocalist and has performed at top jazz venues and festivals around the world such as The Montreux Jazz Festival, The Boston Pops Jazz Festival, and the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program at the John F. Kennedy National Center for the Performing Arts. Laura has also been a featured artist for many high profile performances including headlining The Ubud Village Jazz Festival in Bali, Indonesia and performing for the Thai Royal Family in the Jazz For The King Concert in honor of his Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand’s birthday. In addition to live performances Laura has been a featured profiled artist on WGBH Boston’s National Public Radio and famed New York City Web Series Capsulocity.
Laura continues to travel worldwide giving master classes on jazz vocal styles and vocal improvisation, performing in top venues in Asia, Europe, and North America.