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Kimmel Campus Presents

Laurin Talese

Feb 19, 2022
8:00 PM

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Philadelphia-based jazz vocalist, Laurin Talese, has performed on myriad stages around the globe with a host of internationally celebrated recording artists including Alicia Keys, Robert Glasper, Ed Sheeran, Sullivan Fortner, and Christian McBride, among others.

In 2016, Laurin Talese released her debut album, Gorgeous Chaos to wide acclaim. The recording was recognized as one of the top 10 best albums of 2016 by the Chicago Tribune and was highly ranked on 3 Billboard Jazz charts. The recording features modern day jazz elite such as Robert Glasper, Christian McBride, and longtime collaborator Eric Wortham II (Adele) among others. Laurin has appeared both nationally and internationally in a host of renowned venues including the Newport Jazz Festival, Jazz at Lincoln Center Shanghai, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in 2018 when Laurin won the seventh annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition.

Laurin will be performing music from her upcoming release: Museum Of Living Stories commissioned by Chamber Music America.

"Laurin's voice combines breathy intimacy with sharp clarity"
- Downbeat

"True talent, like water, will rise and seek its own level. With a lifetime of readiness and recognizing opportunity, vocalist Laurin Talese brings a natural sense of self-awareness into Gorgeous Chaos, her riveting debut as a jazz chanteuse."
- James Nadal, All About Jazz

"Some of the most luxuriant, sumptuously phrased jazz vocals you could hope to hear"
- Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune

"Laurin Talese has a voice like Christmas morning."
- The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Her work leaps off the page in a manner that no vocalist really has in a long time."
- Raul da Gama

"Laurin Talese has a knack for engaging her audience. The jazz sensation can induce a smile from the most cantankerous of listeners. She melts the room with her personality."
- The Jump

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Philadelphia, PA 19102



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