"Laurie Tvedt sings with unselfconcious joy and verve."
Unique and engaging, Laurie Tvedt creates a personal sound and reshapes every song to make it her own. Drawing from traditional jazz standards as well as original songs by some of today's best writers, Laurie's original arrangements comprise an eclectic repertoire that ranges from an exciting improvisational "Bye Bye Blackbird" to a bluesy "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'," to Goldrich & Heisler's "Let Me Grow Old" and anything in between. She's sometimes referred to as a cross between Patricia Barber, Marlena Shaw and Peggy Lee.
Laurie has quickly developed a New York following through her work at clubs such as Danny's Skylight, The Oaks, and Cleopatra's Needle. Her trios feature some of New York's best musicians -- Ted Rosenthal, Jay Leonhart, Ron Drotos, Brian Grice, Dave Dunaway, and Tedd Firth.
Before coming to NY, Laurie was a member of the San Francisco vocal jazz quartet Full Swing and was the opening act for Jim Nabors in the Midwest. In addition to her jazz work, Laurie has performed Off-Broadway, in regional theatre, and with symphony orchestras. She has a degree in music from San Jose State University, and has taught vocal music and theory. She has also appeared in over a dozen films... as an extra.
"Laurie has a refreshing take on material and how she approaches it. With a sly wink and gentle nudge, she deflates the 'diva myth' and makes music that invites the listener in."
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