What people are saying about Laura Welland:
from Jazz Times, by Christopher Loudon
Welland’s a little bit Blossom Dearie and a little bit Ann Hampton Callaway, with feet planted firmly in both jazz and cabaret camps. (Read full review)
from Bass World, by Paul Pierce
Laura has a pure, cool and clear delivery with touches of Blossom Dearie and an early Rosemary Clooney. (Read full review)
from All About Jazz, by C. Michael Bailey
Every once in a while a vocal jazz offering comes along that makes the standard repertoire make more sense. Most recently, Love is Never Out Of Season presents itself as one of these revelatory recordings. (Read full review)
from All Music Guide, by Scott Yanow
Welland picked superior songs and lets the music speak for itself. (Read full review)
from All About Jazz, by Dan McClenaghan
Welland’s vocal style is refreshingly direct, bringing Rosemary Clooney or Irene Kral to mind. (Read full review)
from Barnes and Noble, by Donald Elfman
If you like your love songs served up straight, free of artifice and frill, then give a listen to Laura Welland. (Read full review)
from Jazzreview.com, by Don Williamson
Laura Welland seems to be one of those multi-talented people who can accomplish any task she tackles, including engineering, winning patents, playing the trumpet and learning the bass from none other than John Clayton. (Read full review)
from All About Jazz Seattle, by Paul West
Webster’s Dictionary of the English Language ought to put a little picture of Laura Welland next to its defnition of versatile: “many sided—turning with ease from one thing to another.” (Read full review)
from Grand Rapids Press, by Rachael Recker
“Music was always calling me” Laura Welland, who traded engineering for jazz, performs Sunday. (Read full review)
Larry Routt, WOBO FM 88.7, Cincinnati, Ohio
What a great CD. I have only recently started to play it here at WOBO radio, and like several listeners can’t seem to hear it often enough. (Read full review)
Renee Williams, Jazz 91.9 FM WCLK
I am truly enamored by Laura’s virtuosity. Her sound resonates of classic jazz aura, while encompassing a fresh, crisp and sophisticated style.
Elizabeth Farriss, KEWU FM Jazz 89.5, Cheney/Spokane, Washington
Laura Welland is a fresh and unique voice among today’s female jazz vocalists.
Terry Morgan, Producer, Modern Enterprises, Seattle
Laura Welland and her group bring an uncomplicated, fresh, clean style to the Seattle Jazz scene. As a vocalist and bassist holding loyally to musical origin, Welland has blossomed into a sophisticated performer whose delivery holds charm and memorial intimacy of the classic jazz era. She is definitely an asset to any concert season.
Michael Kissinger, festival artistic director, Vancouver Wine and Jazz Festival
“…Laura Welland was an outstanding addition to this year’s Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival lineup. Her performance was engaging, and technically brilliant. What’s more, she was a great “audience pleaser.” Laura represents what is best about jazz in the Pacific Northwest: musical talent, energy, and audience appeal.”
Mezze Cafe & Cabaret, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Laura’s performance is great quality entertaining. She was a HIT with the crowd: elegant, and flawless.
White Lake Arts Council, Whitehall, Michigan
Laura is a versatile, multi- faceted performer. This is excellent entertainment.