The Laura Landsberg Band is scheduled to play Infinitea T-bar on Mar. 5 at 8 p.m. in a no cover show, bringing her genre bending songs and covers to Fernie for the first time.
“I haven’t been before. I explored different towns in the East Kootenay and thought the Arts Station might be a good venue but the timing didn’t work for them so they referred me to Stephanie at Infinitea. I look forward to performing in, and seeing Fernie,” said Landsberg.
“I am essentially described as a jazz vocalist and for many years have been performing jazz and blues standards. The music on my last recording A Simple Twist, are new renditions of songs that have been a part of my musical heritage,” said Landsberg. “Pop songs really – I would describe the music as rock, pop, folk and country from a jazz singers perspective. Many current jazz artists are being creative with songs that are not jazz standards, Herbie Hancock’s “River Sessions”, which is a tribute to Joni Mitchell with his creative input, for example.”
Landsberg is a West Kootenay resident who received a grant to tour.
“I’m from Nelson, B.C. I received a Columbia Basin/ Columbia Cultural Alliance touring grant to share and promote the music from my last recording. Part of their mandate is for people from the West Kootenay to share in the East Kootenay,” she said.
The band that she is touring with makes it a four-piece, including Paul Landsberg on guitar, Tony Ferraro on drums and Doug Stephenson on bass.
She is touring to support the songs on her albums.
“‘Into The Mystic’, ‘Purple Rain’, ‘Have You Ever Seen the Rain’ to name a few from the album. I will also be doing some selections from my previous recording, Naturally plus a few other gems,” said Landsberg.
“I am really looking forward to performing in Fernie. I love to sing with my band they are of the highest caliber and I feel blessed to make music with such great musicians.”