Ohio native Laurin Talese is a gifted vocalist whose immense talents have found her performing across varied genres from jazz and classical to gospel and R&B.
Growing up in Cleveland, Talese began performing around age ten and attended the Cleveland School of the Arts. She then continued her education in Philadelphia, where she graduated from the University of the Arts with a Bachelor of Music degree in jazz vocal performance. From there, she built a formidable list of credits performing around the world with a variety of artists and institutions, including singer/songwriter Bilal, pianist Robert Glasper, the Cleveland Orchestra, New Orleans' Moses Hogan Chorale, and the Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg, Austria. In 2016 she released her debut album, Gorgeous Chaos, which featured appearances from Glasper, bassist Christian McBride, drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr., and others. ~ Matt Collar, Rovi