ABOUTArgentinean singer, Laura Valle produces a rousing mix of flamenco, jazz, tango, and South American-inspired songs in English and Spanish. Her album, Perlas, contains eleven songs co-produced with Juan Pablo Lazo in Buenos Aires and Los Angeles. The work includes over a dozen musicians and composers from Argentina, France, Switzerland, and the USA.
She grew up listening to British and Argentine rock, jazz, brazilian, and south American music. She was also strongly influenced by the poetry of the tango and argentine folk music, the cuban Nueva Trova movement, the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Astor Piazzolla, and Miles Davis. Laura was always drawn to travel and learn about other cultures, in particular their musical roots. (continued below)
Born in Argentina, she spent her early years intensely involved in the cultural life of Buenos Aires acting in theatre productions and singing. In Europe she trained classical singing and jazz and toured with several bands: Aldebaran (modern tango), Movida (flamenco), Arrabal de tango, Tonic Strings (latin) She collaborated in many recordings and performed at live radio shows like France Musique.
After graduating from the Music Academy of Basel in Switzerland in 2002, she moved to southern California where she started collaborations with local tango and latin jazz musicians such as John Quiodini, Juan Pedro Estanga (Afrotango), Rique Pantoja, Matt Fronke, Ron Kobayashi and Ron Eschete. She has been performing since then as a solo vocalist in numerous jazz clubs, events (Tangos y Huaynos at the Ford Amphitheater Los Angeles 2012) and Festivals (IV C Gardel Tango Festival, Los Angeles 2005). (continued below)
Laura continues to compose and record, in addition to coaching singers at her private music school in Orange County.