Lauri Jones | Have You Met Miss Jones?

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Have You Met Miss Jones?

by Lauri Jones

This "jazzy cabaret" artist's rich, sensuous voice, backed by a swingin' quartet, will melt your heart AND get it pumpin'. Songs ranging from Irving Berlin to James Taylor celebrate life, love, music, and the spirit's ability to keep singin' it's song.
Genre: Easy Listening: Cabaret
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1. Have You Met Miss Jones?
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2. Man Wanted
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3. Something's Gotta Give
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4. He Touched Me
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5. Taking a Chance on Love
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6. So in Love
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7. You've Changed
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8. Without a Song
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9. I'm an Errand Girl for Rhythm / Hit that Jive Jack
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10. I Love a Piano
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11. Secret O' Life
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12. I Got the Sun in the Morning
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Album Notes
In her first CD release, this self-described \"late bloomer\" simply shines. The voice is \"rich and sensuous with amazing clarity and presence... it melts the heart\". Lauri\'s wealth of experience, both personally and professionally, is captured as she swings and croons her way through classics ranging from Irving Berlin and Cole Porter to Barbra Streisand and James Taylor. Her personal connection to the material is evident and she delivers it with honesty, soul, and plenty of charm.

Lauri began her career in the San Francisco Bay Area where she starred in various musical theatre productions and eventually branched out into the world of Pop, R & B, Big Band and Swing. In the 90\'s, Lauri was a member of the award-winning acappella group \"About Face\", where she gained local and national exposure, sharing the stage with the likes of Patti LaBelle, George Benson, and Natalie Cole. During that time she also sang back-up on recordings for such artists as Diana Ross and Teddy Pendergrass and performed in a variety of show bands.

Later on, with a desire to return to her musical theatre roots, Lauri earned her Masters degree from the prestigious Boston Conservatory. While she was there, she had the opportunity to sing with the legendary Boston Pops as featured soloist in a concert entitled \"On Broadway\".

Most recently, Lauri performed as a featured entertainer for Majestic America and Seabourn Cruise Lines, entertaining audiences with on-board productions as well as her own cabaret shows.

With such a diverse background, Lauri feels this CD ties it all together with her own brand of \"Jazzy Cabaret\", combining jazz, swing, torch, and theatre. She teamed up with some of the finest world-class musicians, including pianist and musical director Norman Bergen, who has produced and arranged for such acts as Tony Orlando and The Tokens. Also featured are Scott von Ravensberg on drums, Steve \"Trapper\" Braun on upright bass, and Gary Caruso on sax, flute, and clarinet.

Lauri makes her home in the beautiful Pacific Northwest in Portland, Oregon.


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Don Seitz

A great choice of songs for Lauri's beautiful and versatile voice.
The choice of songs shows off the beauty and versatility of Lauri's voice and showmanship. The CD is a real find!!

S. Porter

Great CD
A beautiful voice singing some classic old songs.

Michelle Montgomery

Strong Dynamics for Show
A strong, dynamic voice clearly for the lead on stage! A lot of energy and the genre is perfect! Love some of the interpretations. Can't wait to see her live!

Stasia Bliss

I have been waiting for this!!!!
I have been listening to Laurie sing for several years now awaiting patiently her CD release. Here it is!! Thank you beautiful sister for creating such heartfelt gorgeous music and performing it like magic. What a gift to all who hear you!