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Laura Dreyer


New York-based multi-reedist, composer, arranger, and educator Laura Dreyer is really a gifted jazz musician whose personal recordings display her love of Brazilian musical customs. When not carrying out, Dreyer instructs at numerous camps and treatment centers and keeps a faculty placement in the Hoff-Barthelson Music College in Scarsdale. Given birth to SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, Dreyer went to both SUNY Empire Condition University and Berklee University of Music in Boston. Beyond school, she additional honed her abilities learning privately with a small number of highly respected performers including Joe Henderson, Joe Lovano, Jim McNeely, and Lyle Mays. After relocating to NY in the past due ’80s, Dreyer discovered use such luminaries as Rufus Reid, Mel Lewis, Hendrik Meurkens, Nnenna Freelon, and Lea Delaria. At exactly the same time, her dedication towards the rhythms and harmonies of Brazilian music brought her into connection with performers like pianist Dom Salvador, guitarist Romero Lubambo, pianist Weber Lago, drummer Portinho, among others. Dreyer is really a founding person in the all-female big music group the Diva Jazz Orchestra, with which she performed business lead alto and tenor for six years, showing up on such albums as 1995’s Something’s Arriving and 1997’s Keep It to Diva. In 1999, she matched with fellow Diva bandmates drummer Sherrie Maricle, saxophonist Karolina Strassmayer, pianist Lorraine Desmarais, and bassist Nicki Parrott within the quintet Five Play for the record For the Brink. Being a single musician, Dreyer debuted in 2000 using the bossa nova-tinged Mysterious Encounter. Four years afterwards, she created and appeared for the female-centric jazz compilation record Sax in the town. Her second record as leader, Free of charge Flying Bird, made an appearance in 2011. In 2014, Dreyer shipped her third studio room recording, Vide. Arte. Amor, which she documented in Rio de Janeiro.

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Full Name Laura Dreyer
Music Songs Beira do Mar, O Sol de Um Dia Novo, Baião da Primavera, Monterey Nights, Fim de Verão, Beijo do sol, Moreno dos Olhos Castanhos, Perdendo Voce, Until Daybreak, Perdiéndote, Midnight Voyage, A Dança Dos Cachorros, Caminhos Novos, O Outro Lado Do Seu Amor, Vale La Pena El Placer, Free Flying Bird, A Sombra Se Foi, Mysterious Encounter, The Scarab, The Ouzo Bossa Nova, Paixão louca, Beauty & The Beast, Rivers, Palhaço, Arcade, Convergence, Protaras, Spring St., Ping Pong, Here, There & Everywhere, Maria, Maria
Albums Free Flying Bird, Mysterious Encounter

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