With the release of her second full-length album, CHARISMATIC, Laura Valle strives to remain grounded and focused as she gains increasing notoriety in the Jazz community. Utilizing compositional inspiration from Jazz, Latin Jazz, Pop, Bossa Nova, and other contemporary styles, this Argentinian artist now residing in Orange County, CA, creates an eclectic fusion of international sounds. With the success of her debut album, PERLAS, which was rooted in South American influences, her second release CHARISMATIC proves to be as inspired, as she employs a stronger jazz and pop orientation.
Her voice is often described as delicate, smooth and soulful and she sings in six different languages besides English and her native Spanish. Her compositions are intimate and reflect an uplifting and spirited philosophy.
Her natural and inviting delivery has charmed audiences since the start of her career in Argentina and then in Europe where she toured with Tango and Latin Jazz Bands during the late 90’s.
Laura spent her early years intensely involved in the cultural life of Buenos Aires performing theatre and singing, then moved to Europe and toured with several bands while studying music in Switzerland. After graduating from the Music Academy of Basel in Switzerland, she moved to southern California in 2002 and formed her Latin jazz band, featuring Juan Pedro Estanga, Paul Perez, and John Chiodini.
Since she moved to California she has been performing in numerous jazz clubs, large events such as the “Tango Cinema” at the Museum of Latin American Art Long Beach, “Tangos y Huaynos” at the Ford Amphitheater Los Angeles 2012, the IV C Gardel Tango Festival, Los Angeles 2005, Make Music Pasadena 2013 to name a few.
Laura Valle has partnered herself with some of Southern California’s best musicians to assist in realizing her dreams: Ron Kobayashi, Bill Hartel, Sam Montooth, Sal Cracchiolo, and Isaac Sanchez bring out the sultry, elegant vocal styles of Laura Valle with a professional, mature dynamic and raising every performance to a higher standard.
Laura Valle's second Album CHARISMATIC is an seamless fusion of Latin, Jazz, funk and pop. Featuring songs sung in Spanish, German and English, it appeals to a wide audience with sultry vocals, upbeat tempos, smooth walking bass, and expert piano melodies.
"By utilizing songwriting in multiple styles, Laura Valle can transverse the musical field with a mature, professional approach capturing the true essence of jazz, and the desire to connect with her audience." Evolution Music Press
“Laura’s smooth and sincere voice is full of vitality and harmony…” Matthew Forss from Inside Word Music Blog