Bolero - Bossa Nova - Jazz - Latin - World
From Toronto, Ontario
Laura Fernandez was born in Madrid, Spain. She is an award winning visual artist (16 published children's books), pianist, singer songwriter and recording artist.
Her first CD The Other Side led to a prestigious award at the New York International Independent Music Festival, and performances at Madison Square Garden, the Knitting Factory, and The Bitter End, as well as international festivals including TD Toronto Jazz Festival and the International World Music Festival in Cuba alongside Omara Portuondo, Los Van Van and Dyango.
Her newly launched Cd Un Solo Beso is a celebration of her Spanish roots and Latin influences and was produced by Juno award winning producer Billy Bryans. The album features some of Canada's most vibrant and highly acclaimed musicians with arrangements and performances by Hilario Duran, Roberto Linares Brown and Luis Mario Ochoa. Laura Fernandez is producer/host of Café Latino on JazzFM91.
Since the October release of Un Solo Beso, Laura Fernandez has been enjoying extensive CBC and Campus radio support and chart action. Un Solo Beso is a major progression from Laura's well-received 2003 debut, The Other Side. That record explored folk-pop terrain with real skill. The transition to writing and singing in Spanish has come naturally to Fernandez. A catalyst has been her role as producer and host of Café Latino, a weekly radio showcase of Latin music on Toronto's JazzFM.91. "Being exposed to that music has influenced me. You could say I've rediscovered my roots, and that is reflected on the album," she says .
Laura Fernandez was recently awarded official Steinway Artist, one of only 19 in Canada and a mere 1600 worldwide.
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Yuma Jazz Festival - Yuma, Arizona United States - Sunday, March 17, 2013
Steinway Gallery Toronto- Steinway Hall - Markham, Ontario Canada - Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Lula Lounge- Friday Night Jazz series - Toronto, Ontario Canada - Friday, November 23, 2012
Danforth Music Hall Theater - Toronto, Ontario Canada - Saturday, November 3, 2012
Museum Of Civilization Grand Hall w/Eliades Ochoa - Ottawa, Ontario Canada - Friday, November 2, 2012
L'astral Theater w/ Eliades Ochoa - Montreal, Quebec Canada - Thursday, November 1, 2012
The Plaza - Madrid, Spain - Thursday, October 18, 2012
Pan American Latin Jazz Festival Toronto - Toronto, Ontario Canada - Saturday, July 14, 2012
Toronto Jazz Festival - Toronto, Ontario Canada - Sunday, July 1, 2012
Liberty Bistro (Xoteka Latin Jazz Nights) - Toronto, Ontario Canada - Friday, April 6, 2012
Winter Folk Festival - Toronto, Ontario Canada - Saturday, February 18, 2012
Lula Lounge - Toronto, Ontario Canada - Thursday, January 12, 2012
Hugh;s Room with Hilario Duran and Jane Bunnett - Toronto, Ontario Canada - Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Toronto Jazz festival - Toronto, Ontario Canada - Friday, July 1, 2011
Upstairs Jazz Club - Montreal, Ontario Canada - Friday, May 27, 2011
Above Ground - New Orleans, United States - Tuesday, October 19, 2010
C'est What - Toronto, Ontario Canada - Saturday, November 7, 2009
Mel Last Man Square - Toronto, Ontario Canada - Wednesday, July 15, 2009
International World Music Festival - Varadero, Cuba - Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Douglas Corners - Nashville, United States - Monday, May 19, 2008
Bobby's Idle Hour - Nashville, USA - Saturday, May 17, 2008
The Opera House - Toronto, Ontario Canada - Sunday, May 20, 2007
The Bitter End - New York, New York United States - Thursday, May 27, 2004
The Knitting Factory - New York, New York United States - Thursday, November 13, 2003
Continental Club - New York, New York United States - Sunday, November 9, 2003
Madison Square Garden - New York, New York United States - Friday, November 7, 2003
Winter Folk Festival - Toronto, Ontario Canada - Saturday, February 8, 2003
Band MembersLaura Fernandez
Morgan Renee Live, LLC
Phone: (561) 221-0444
The Other Side
Un Solo Beso