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Laurin Talese: Jazz Vocalist
August 18, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Praised by the Chicago Tribune as “Some of the most luxuriant, sumptuously phrased jazz vocals you could hope to hear”, Laurin Talese has been captivating audiences with her pure tone and poignant lyrics since childhood. A classically-trained jazz vocalist, Laurin came to Caroga Lake in Fall 2020 to immerse herself in the beauty of the Adirondacks while working on her new album. Also in 2019, Laurin represented the United States as a cultural ambassador with American Music Abroad following in the footsteps of former Ambassadors Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, and Dave Brubeck. Winner of the seventh annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, Laurin most recently performed with The Philadelphia Orchestra at the Mann Center.
Laurin Talese: Jazz Vocalist
August 18, 2021 | 8:00pm
Laurin Talese, vocalist
Concert Sponsors: Genia and Jim Meinhold and The Summit Group
UPDATE: The concert will be moved INDOORS due to weather. The building will open at 7:30 PM but Sherman’s Park and carousel will still open at 6 PM tonight. Individuals with Covered Pavilion tickets will receive preferential seating.
Masks will be required indoors.
*$15 Covered Pavilion
*Tickets increase by $5 at the door for pavilion seating
Seating will be in physically distanced pods of up to 2 and 4 people.
Pods are assigned upon entry into park with ticket and seated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Following the CDC and New York State guidelines, we will continue to monitor, adapt, and communicate the guidelines to ensure a positive experience for the audience and performers.
*If for some reason you are unable to attend the event, tickets can be exchanged for another concert of equal or lesser value during the same season. Tickets can also be donated back to the Caroga Arts Collective. Please contact Mia@carogaarts.org to arrange an exchange.*
About the Artist
Laurin Talese has been captivating audiences with her pure tone and poignant lyrics since childhood. A Cleveland, Ohio native, Laurin was classically trained at the Cleveland Institute of Music and later studied classical and jazz voice at the University of the Arts where she received a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance. Her debut album, Gorgeous Chaos, released in 2016, features a stellar line up of musicians and was met with wide acclaim.
Ms. Talese’s talents have allowed her to travel around the globe, performing in a host of internationally 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.
In 2019, Laurin Talese represented the United States as a cultural ambassador with American Music Abroad – an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and implemented by the Association of American Voices. Following in the footsteps of former Ambassadors Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, and Dave Brubeck, Laurin Talese and a Novel Idea embarked on a three-week tour of eastern Europe. Traveling through Montenegro, Ukraine, and Poland, she performed for audiences and led educational workshops to bring jazz to new populations.