Ingrid Laubrock

Born 24 September 1970.


Ingrid Laubrock (born September 24, 1970) is a German-born jazz saxophonist, who plays soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones.

She studied with Jean Toussaint, Dave Liebman and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Laubrock moved to London, England in 1989 and became a member of the F-IRE Collective, and in 2008 relocated to New York, where she currently resides.

In 1998, she released her first solo album Who Is It? and was subsequently nominated for the 'Rising Star of the Year' award at the 1999 BT Jazz Awards. She was also nominated for the BBC Award 'Rising Star' in 2005 and in 2009 won the SWR Jazz Award for her recording Sleepthief.

She has played and recorded with Brazilian singer Monica Vasconcelos' band NÓIS and the Brazilian quartet NÓIS4 of which she is a founding member. Other musicians she has made guest appearances with include Kenny Wheeler, Norma Winstone, Siouxsie and the Banshees and Polar Bear.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Forensic


    Reviewed by Lara Bellini
    Third album as leader from young, versatile saxophonist and composer.
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