Laura Anglade and Sam Kirmayer unveil jazzy covers of classic French standards on Venez donc chez moi.
Toronto-based French/American jazz singer Laura Anglade is making a name for herself in the jazz world. Continuing the tradition of the great ladies of jazz, Laura’s singing is reminiscent of many of the great vocal stylists of the 20th century including Anita O’Day, Shirley Horn, and Blossom Dearie, but her voice is uniquely her own. Accompanied by guitarist Sam Kirmayer (and accordionist Benjamin Rosenblum on two tracks), their new recording, Venez donc chez moi is an homage of sorts, and a nod to Laura’s beloved France. It features jazz versions of French classics made famous by Maurice Chevalier, Boris Vian, Edith Piaf, and Jacques Brel to name a few. She digs emotionally and eloquently into a standard, her story-telling abilities portray a soul beyond her years.