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Friday, January 9, 2009
JAZZ: Laura Coyle (Sun., Jan. 11 @ The Liberty Theatre)
The Columbus Jazz Society's January 11th Concert & Jam Session welcomes:

Laura Coyle, jazz vocalist
With Louis Heriveaux, piano and Craig Shaw, bass

Laura Coyle sings with an intimate knowledge and a love for the tunes she chooses to perform. This teeny redhead has pipes! The pitch perfect clarity will remind some of Ella Fitzgerald and the tunes she favors are ripe for ruminating. It's an egoless pursuit of music that is a testament to purity in art. Even well worn tunes like The Girl From Ipanema seem to have a fresh picked quality, as heard on her first release Laura Coyle. Not so much reinterpreting but channeling -- you feel yourself sinking in and thinking, “oh, that's how it's supposed to sound ..."

A jazz aficionado from her teen years, she is so literate in the tradition that it is clear that she brings out the best in the seasoned musicians she keeps company with. No one is reining anyone in, everyone shines. Louis Heriveaux on piano, Craig Shaw on bass ... these are serious players and they all flow together with confidence.

Released in the summer of 2008, Coyle's first recording is a great introduction to serious jazz. There is no posturing in her lyrical presentation. She commands perfect pitch and has a truism to a tune that makes calling it a "cover" seem erroneous.

Laura currently sings with the Atlanta Jazz Chorus under the direction of Dwight Andrews, and leads her own band at dates around town, from Ray's on the River to Churchill Grounds. She's been honored to perform with greats like Audrey Shakir and Johnny O'Neal and the list keeps growing. It's a don't miss performance. Her ability to do what she really loves is an inspiration.

Laura's debut CD is available at:


EVENT: Columbus Jazz Society's January Concert and Jam Session
FEATURING: Laura Coyle, jazz vocalist
TIME: 6:00-9:00 PM
DATE: January 11, 2009
STREET ADDRESS: The Liberty Theatre and Cultural Center,
813 8th Ave, Columbus, GA 31901
TICKET PRICES: $7 -- Annual memberships are available at the door.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call 706-649-7291 or visit
The concert begins at 6:00 pm and the jam session begins at 8:00.
The CSU music fraternity will serve hamburgers and hotdogs.
Musicians are invited to bring their instruments and sit in -- anything could happen!

The Columbus Jazz Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to
the preservation and promotion of this great American art form.


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