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Laura Dreyer

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Saxophonist, flutist, and composer Laura Dreyer is a vibrant, creative voice in the New York jazz scene. Her catchy original compositions combine lyrical melodies with jazz, and Brazilian rhythms, resulting in an exciting, contemporary palette of sound with a strong rhythmic twist. Her newest recording, Vida. Arte. Amor. (Mayimba Jazz) was recently recorded in Rio de Janeiro and features both Rio and New York based jazz artists. Laura has released three previous CDs as a leader/producer, including Mysterious Encounter (Lavasphere), Free Flying Bird (Sony/Piloo), and Sax in the City (Apria), all of which are available on CDbaby.com and itunes

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News: Event

Maryland Events Highlight Women Jazz Artists: Concerts And Panel Discussion Celebrate Women's History Month

Maryland Events Highlight Women Jazz Artists: Concerts And Panel Discussion Celebrate Women's History Month

From its earliest days, women have played key roles in jazz. Vocalists Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Billie Holiday are legendary singers who exhibited a high level of musicianship. They mastered the technique of their instrument (the voice), learned their music thoroughly and were skilled improvisers like any other band member. Many more talented women have ...

Album

Vida. Arte. Amor.

Label: Mayimba Music
Released: 2014
Track listing: Caminhos Novos: Beauty & The Beast; Ping Pong; Vale La Pena El Placer (Portuguese version); Beijo Do Sol: (Rio Version); Spring St.; Vale La Pena El Placer; O Outro Lado Do Seu Amor; Perdendo Voce; A Somba Se Foi; Until Daybreak; Arcade; A Danca Dos Cachorros; Perdiendo.

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Article: Album Review

Laura Dreyer: Vida. Arte. Amor.

Read "Vida. Arte. Amor." reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Life, art, and love are all intertwined in the latest work from multi-instrumentalist Laura Dreyer--a fourteen song collection that finds her plying her trade in Brazilian-based settings and contemporary scenes. For this album, Dreyer went the wholly authentic route, traveling to Brazil to record in Rio De Janiero. The music that was born ...

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News: Recording

Mayimba Music To Release Laura Dreyer's Vida. Arte. Amor. - A Brazilian Journey

Mayimba Music To Release Laura Dreyer's Vida. Arte. Amor. - A Brazilian Journey

Laura Dreyer, a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, has established herself as a vital member of the New York jazz scene. Always drawn to Brazilian music, the composer, educator and multi-instrumentalist created a “latinized" fusion incorporating elements of jazz, funk, and rock. Dreyer was a founding member and contributing arranger for the big band ...

Album

Sax in the City

Label: Apria Records
Released: 2005

Album

Mysterious Encounter

Label: Lavasphere
Released: 2002


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