28 - August - 2014

Laura Fernandez

Bolero - Bossa Nova - Jazz - Latin - World
From Toronto, Ontario

BIO

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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Gigs

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 Members

Laura Fernandez
Don Naduriak
Elmer Ferrer
Roberto Riveron
Alexander Brown
Joaquin Nuñez
Noah Zacharin

Manager

Randy Carrillo
Morgan Renee Live, LLC
www.morganreneelive.com
Email: recarrillo@aol.com
Phone: (561) 221-0444
Jupiter, Florida
United States,

Discography

The Other Side
indie, 2012

Un Solo Beso
Indie, 2012

XXXXX
Indie, 2012