Laura Collins

Laura Collins

Laura Collins

Last updated: 19 November 2008

Describing herself as a "jazz poet", Cardiff's Laura Collins brings a contemporary flavour to the jazz medium.

Her influences back that up: with the aforementioned Fitzgerald, she cites Miles Davis and Ben Folds Five.

Her apprenticeship in the music world has, like many jazz musicians, been impressive. "I learned about jazz with my mentor, the pianist Jim Barber. I studied at the Guildhall School of Music, on the jazz performance course.

"I studied with some well-known names from the jazz world such as Lee Gibson and Anita Wardell."

Her performance career began when she sang with the Jacob Karlsson Trio. Now working as a solo artist with a backing band, Laura Collins is building a following in the healthy jazz scene in her adopted city of London.


Artist search

Browse the BBC Wales Music database.

BBC Music

Trumpet

Jazz

All the latest jazz news and reviews on BBC Music.

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.