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of singer Laura Ainsworth...
Her critically-acclaimed debut CD, Keep It To Yourself, and her latest album, Necessary Evil , both produced and arranged by keyboard icon Brian Piper and featuring some of the greatest jazz players in the Southwest...
Her upcoming third album, New Vintage, executive-produced by Grammy-winner Jack Kreisberg, founder of the legendary Half Note jazz label and manager of the Blue Note jazz club in NYC...
live musical shows,
seen on Dallas Comcast Cable, Q TV's Jack E. Jett Show, the
top clubs, theaters, and concert and corporate
venues from Las Vegas to Dubai...
"Dazzling! Sublime! Magnificent Entertainment!" -- BroadwayWorld.com
Artists Music Guild Heritage Awards nominee for Best Female Vocalist 2013-14-15 and Best Mainstream Artist 2014-15!
From the Liner Notes of "Necessary Evil"...
I was staking out this gin joint from a dark booth in the far corner. Aside from the overpriced hooch, the big attraction was the music. Every night, great jazz cats drifted in to blow behind a redheaded chanteuse like no other I’d ever seen, and I’m a man who’s acquainted with his share of band singers. On the surface, this tootsie looked like a roller coaster girl: plenty of curves and lots of fun, but grown men would be crying before the ride was over. Then she started singing, and you could tell there was more to her than just a feast for hungry eyeballs.
She could hold a note longer
than my ex could hold a grudge, and caress it in
ways that were illegal in 17 states. One
minute, she’d sound as pure and innocent as a
church choir on Sunday morning; the next, as
full of sin as a church deacon on Saturday
She fancied love songs, but not
the moonstruck, fairytale kind. The
kind about love lost, love gone wrong and love
letters returned unopened, postage due. People
crazy in love or just lust, desperate enough to
do anything from bobbing their noses to pressing
them against a bedroom window at midnight. She
sang of buying love, scheming for it, fooling
yourself into thinking you had it. Love
as an exotic fantasy, a bargain, a necessary
It was only near closing time,
when the band packed it in and the old records
began to spin on the jukebox, that you could
start to believe again in old-fashioned, tender
At least, for three minutes at a
one-sheet with info and bio, click
Songs & Videos
a cool new take on the Irving Berlin
classic, "You'd Be Surprised," with pianist
Brian Piper and bassist John Adams!
It's not available on any album, but fans
can receive a FREE MP3 NOW!
Just click here and ask to join her email list to receive a copy!
"Keep It To Yourself"
And now for something completely
different: Laura sings "Feed The Birds" from
"Mary Poppins" at a Christmas concert by the
great folk singer/songwriter, Lu Mitchell
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Laura was interviewed and sang three songs on the wild and wacky Madhouse TV cable/web show, "Legends TV," hosted by Evan Ginzberg. You can see the entire episode online here!
in NYC, Laura also sang a number
at Jim Caruso's "Cast Party" at
the famous Birdland jazz club!
The video for "Necessary Evil" shot in Goa, India, and directed by international pop star Oliver Sean is now on YouTube! Click here to see and share it!
Laura was a guest on Al Fink's music talk show on Feb. 24. To listen or download it, click here!
Laura appeared Thurs. Feb. 26 on UMSL Radio, the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus station, on the 5-7 pm show!
Laura's first tour of India
and Dubai as part of WOA Entertainment's
international indie artists showcase
wrapped up on Feb. 13th in Dubai!
Laura was a 2014 AMG Awards nominee for Best Female Vocalist and Best Mainstream Artist! She performed "Last Train to Mercerville" for a nationally-televised AMG Awards TV special, alongside Billy Gilman, Gloria Gaynor, Chubby Checker, Shirley Caesar and other great stars! (Photos below: Presenting with Best New Artist winner Jesse Reece, and (right) at the after-party with host Billy Gilman and producer David L. Cook).
Laura's interview with Neon
Jazz is now posted
on YouTube! Click on the
link to hear it!
Laura was the very first
spotlight new artist featured on the new
Lounge Hi-Fi Hour show!
Laura was interviewed by WOA
Radio, heard throughout India, about her
track "Out of This World" that's
featured on the "Goa Chillout Zone Vol.
III" jazz compilation CD.
Laura was in Charlotte, NC,
where she was a nominee for Best Female
Vocalist of 2013 at the Artists Music
Laura was a guest on the
Aug. 14 episode of Mike Huckabee's
national radio show!
Laura was interviewed on Koop Kooper's great "Cocktail Nation" show #277!
To hear it, click here! You can also hear Laura played regularly on the show!
Laura was interviewed by Joe Dimino on "Neon Jazz!" To listen, click here!
Laura's version of "Out of This World" is featured on the latest WOA FM99 radio show! Click here!
Thanks to all the CMJ-reporting radio stations that have put "Necessary Evil" into the top 200 Jazz Week airplay charts, and climbing! A special shout-out to CSCR/Toronto Jazz for ranking it #6 two weeks in a row and to KFAI-Minneapolis (#4)!
is now getting
and is available for
purchase as a CD
or download at
Laura performed at a CD release party at Stoney's Wine Lounge on June 28th with Brian Piper, John Adams and Mike Drake! Click here for details!
Album #2, "Necessary Evil," featuring a full big band with some of the greatest jazz horn players in Texas, is set for release in mid-June! Get on the email list or join Laura on Facebook or Twitter to be notified when it's available!
"Keep It To Yourself" received a lead, rave review in the January "Vocalists" issue of Jazz Inside magazine. Click here to read it.
Laura is a featured artist at
AllAboutJazz.com. To download a free MP3 of "Love For
Tied with Stanley Clarke and Lee Ritenour on JazzWeek's Top Radio Airplay Chart!
Laura's debut album, "Keep It To Yourself," is now
available at CDBaby.com!
Featured CD on PRX's "Blues & Beyond!" Click
here to listen to the entire show!
"Keep It To Yourself" was the New Artist album of
the week on BluesJazzRadio.com!
Black & White
'30s glamor photo by Mark Oristano
"Keep It To
Yourself" and "Necessary Evil" cover photos and
email list section by Shoshana Portnoy
Contact section photo by Todd
Szalkowski, TGS Photography
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