By any definition of the term, singer, songwriter, musician, and producer LAURIE ANTONIOLI is a Big Deal. She’s toured with saxophonist Joe Henderson, collaborated with pianist George Cables, and has served both as Professor of the Vocal Department at KUG University’s Jazz Institute in Austria and as director of the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley. Imagine the classic jazz vocalist a la Sarah Vaughn or Sheila Jordan blended with Norah Jones or Diana Krall.
And she would be the first to tell you that the legendary JONI MITCHELL was where it all started.
“Joni was my inspiration when I was in high school,” Antonioli writes in the liner notes of her remarkable Joni Mitchell tribute album, Songs Of Shadow, Songs Of Light. “For forty years I’ve been a jazz singer, though my roots have always seeped through the cracks, with Joni at the heart of it all.”
And we’re thrilled to have Laurie bring some of that Joni magic & jazz vibe to The Bohemian on Sept. 5th. Bringing together the skill of a jazz singer and the passion of a fan, Antonioli has created an amazing homage to one of the most influential people of her career (and our world as music fans, of course.)