Laura Zakian & Paul Bartholomew at Jazznights at the Bell Hotel, Clare on Sunday 15 December 2019 with Roger Odell, Steve Lodder and Bernie Hodgkins with additional vocals from Larraine Odell

“Zakian swings effortlessly, combines a lightness of touch with a deep reservoir of power and control, and most importantly – always draws the listener in to the song’s lyric.”

Peter Quinn, Jazzwise (in reference to Just One of Those Things)

“Flawless articulation and ability to put any kind of song over in a style that is all her own”

EuroclubdeJazz, Mike Cooke
Laura Zakian

Laura Zakian is a true jazz vocalist. She employs her voice as a musical instrument, improvising and moulding the melodic line to lend each lyric the best possible effect. Based in London, Laura has released four well-received albums, each curating fresh and classy readings of the Great American Songbook alongside unexpected pop tunes. She’s recently been back in the studio and long-awaited new material is due later this Spring.

Laura Zakian

Laura studied jazz singing with Nancy Marano from the Manhattan School of Music in New York and launched her career in Italy, performing with leading jazz musicians in Rome and appearing at the Umbria Jazz Festival. On her return to the UK she quickly became established on the London jazz scene. Laura also has a thriving practice teaching jazz and popular music singing and looks after her gorgeous cat Magnus.

Laura Zakian

Laura sang with the Jazznights Trio who were:

Roger Odell
Steve Lodder
Bernie Hodgkins

With additional vocals from our resident song bird:

Larraine Odell
The Jazznights Trio: Steve Lodder, Bernie Hodgkins and Roger Odell
Steve Lodder, Paul Bartholomew, Bernie Hodgkins, Roger Odell and Laura Zakian

Sunday 29th December 2019 – HARRY GREENE (sax) will be at Jazznights

This 20 year-old saxophonist and guitarist is currently based in London. Since picking up the sax and guitar at age 7 Harry was sitting in at Jazznights soon after. He has since performed at venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Latitude Festival, London Olympic Park, Southbank and the Bures Jazz Festival.

THE BEST IN BRITISH MODERN JAZZ is at Jazznights, Admission £10. Doors open 7.00 pm. Music 7.30 – 10.00 pm.

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