Was just looking at the Saint John City Market’s website to see who’s playing as part of the Summer Music Showcase this weekend, and it’s Laura McNeil and her jazz trio.
This is some bio material I found on the Facebook event page:
Memorable, intelligent songs; Laura’s voice offers a mix of passionate soul and smooth delicacy. From 1920′s style piano and classic jazz to modern ballads and r&b, her intimate style draws the listener in.
A veteran performer, Laura hit the road at age 7 with a family trio travelling throughout NB. Winner of the international Competition “Teen’s N Talent’ at age 17 in Urbana, Illinois, she studied music briefly in college then split her time between teaching music and travelling with various bands as a keyboardist/bgv and featured soloist throughout Canada and the US. She has appeared live on TV and received radio play for several cuts from the “Thirst For You” CD co-written and recorded with husband Mike Biggar.
She opened for Astrid Young in 09 in Hampton, NB and performed on stage as a bgv on the recent Matt Andersen Live at the Phoenix DVD. Her much anticipated CD project of originals is due for release in mid-2010.
You can also hear some of Laura’s music on her official page at ReverbNation.com.
Laura McNeil and her jazz trio will be playing from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM this coming Saturday, July 17, 2010. Just one more reason to spend some quality time at the Market.