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08:00 pm - 12:00 pm

Laura’ professional activities hit full stride even before her 2011 graduation with her selection as one of eight pianists to participate in the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival as part of its Emerging Artist Workshop in May 2011. Here she also performed solo and with bassist Noriko Ueda and drummer Sylvia Cuenca on the Millennium Stage of the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Shortly afterward Laura began a 15-month stretch in a jazz trio on three Holland America Line cruise ships, where she met and performed with her husband and drummer Antonio H. Guerrero. At the conclusion of these tours in November 2012, Laura moved to Mexico City. Together with Antonio and a few different bassists, Laura worked consistently in and around Mexico City, including major venues such as Anfiteatro Simon Bolivar, Palacio Bellas Artes and La Fiesta de la Musica “Coyofest.”

Seriously focused upon composing and arranging since 2008, Laura has created more than 40 pieces for solo piano as well as small and large ensembles, citing Horace Silver, Dave Brubeck, Fred Hersch and Claude Debussy among her deepest influences. As a player, she names Peterson, Hersch, Charlie Parker, Bill Evans, Red Garland, Vince Guaraldi and Wynton Kelly among her models.

In 2013, Laura recorded her first CD Introducing the Laura Dubin Trio featuring Antonio and bassist Sam Weber, performing 10 of her original compositions. The CD was released in November of 2013, and celebrated with a performance in her hometown of Rochester, where Laura is currently based. Her latest album, Laura Dubin Plays the Great American Songbook, will be released in May 2015.

Deeply focused, highly motivated and inspired by some of the most powerful spirits in the jazz legacy, Laura Dubin is ready to take her place as an important contributor to that profound tradition.