Laurin Talese

Sat, Jun 03, 2017 6PM
BLU Jazz+[directions]

Presented by the BLU Jazz+ Masterclass Foundation, sensational jazz vocalist & songwriter returns to her native NE Ohio for a not-to-miss BLU debut featuring a special masterclass (6PM, FREE) and live concert (8PM)!

Naturally gifted, yet highly trained, Laurin Talese has been captivating audiences with her voice since the age of ten. A Cleveland, Ohio native, she attended the Cleveland School of the Arts and, at an early age, received notoriety as a promising young vocalist. After completing high school, Laurin relocated to Philadelphia where she attended the University of the Arts, and subsequently received a Bachelor of Music degree in jazz vocal performance.

“Some of the most luxuriant, sumptuously phrased jazz vocals you could hope to hear…”
-Chicago Tribune Music

Although her greatest affinity is jazz, Laurin is versatile within many musical genres. She has worked with many fellow American recording artists including Ed Sheeran, Alicia Keys, and Aloe Blacc, most recently performing on the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in February 2017. Ms. Talese has also shared the stage with renowned classical and jazz ensembles such as The Cleveland Orchestra, The Cleveland Jazz Heritage Orchestra, The Moses Hogan Chorale, the and internationally acclaimed Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg, Austria. Her vocal talents have allowed her to travel the globe, and she has performed throughout Europe including the UK, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, as well as parts of Asia, Brazil, and 30 states within the U.S.

As a complement to her effortless vocal abilities, Laurin is a passionate songwriter. It is the union of her pure tone and poignant lyrics that excite her audiences and helps to define her brand. Most recently, Laurin partnered with Grammy-award winning drummer and producer, Ulysses Owens Jr., and internationally acclaimed music director/producer, Adam Blackstone (BASSic Black Entertainment), to create her highly anticipated debut album, which features Owens and Blackstone, alongside Robert Glasper, Josh Lawrence, Christian McBride, Christian Sands, Eric Wortham II, and more. Laurin Talese’s debut album entitled, “Gorgeous Chaos” was released on March 25, 2016.

Don’t miss your opportunity to hear this very special vocalist in her Northeast Ohio homecoming performance & BLU debut – get your tickets today!


Date Time Event Tickets
6/3/17 6:00PM Masterclass free*
6/3/17 8:00PM Concert $20 ($10 for students w/ ID)

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We offer GROUP DISCOUNT PACKAGES for student jazz programs (middle school, high school, college)! These packages include dinner + admission to the masterclass & concert! Please e-mail for group rate pricing.