Selkirk College, Attn: Laura Landsberg
820 Tenth Street, Nelson BC, V1L 3C7, Canada
Born in London, England, and raised in Vancouver, BC, I received my formal education at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta. I’ve since taken part in numerous vocal workshops to further develop my skills as a performer and teacher. I have studied with Bobby McFerrin, Rhiannon, David Worm, Axel Thiemer( Voice Care Network), Dee Daniels, Kiran Ahluwalia, Joey Blake and many other inspiring teachers. I have been teaching music since 1985 and joined the Selkirk College Music faculty in the fall of 2004. I am a certified voice care teacher and a member of the “Voice Care Network.”
I’ve been the featured soloist with the Universal Gospel Choir, the Spokane Jazz Orchestra and the Vancouver Ensemble for Jazz Improvisation (VEJI) with special guest, Cuban piano master Chucho Valdez. I have been blessed to play with many talented jazz musicians, including Hugh Fraser, Donnie Clark, Chris Brubeck and my very talented father, Ian McDougall. I’ve been performing my unique blend of jazz, blues and gospel music throughout North America for over 20 years, and in addition to having a rich performance life, I’m also an experienced session singer. I live in Nelson with my husband Paul and six daughters.
Although I’ve been described as "a remarkably fresh and unpretentious singer" by the Spokesman Review, perhaps Paul Grant of CBC Radio’s Hot Air put it best when he stated, "with so many singers trying to sound like someone else, it’s a treat to hear Laura Landsberg’s fresh and original voice. She’s a natural."
Currently, I am playing the music from my recently released CD, "A Simple Twist." You can also hear me on my debut CD, "Naturally."
Visit my website for further information.