Laura Brunner and Kristen Rossi

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Laura Brunner
Laura Brunner is an award winning American Jazz vocalist and composer arriving fresh from New York City. Laura originally hails from Columbus Ohio, with a background in various musical styles and multi-instrumental training, and is a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music.

Laura has shared stages around the world with an extraordinary array of... more

Laura Brunner
Laura Brunner is an award winning American Jazz vocalist and composer arriving fresh from New York City. Laura originally hails from Columbus Ohio, with a background in various musical styles and multi-instrumental training, and is a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music.

Laura has shared stages around the world with an extraordinary array of musicians such as Kurt Elling, Ellis Marsalis, Sheila E., Esperanza Spalding, Bryan Baker, and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. Past performances include The Montreux Jazz Festival, The Beantown Jazz Festival, The Boston Pops Jazz Festival, The International Association of Jazz Educators Convention, and the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Arts in Residence Program at the John F. Kennedy National Center for the Performing Arts. Laura was also awarded First Runner Up in the prestigious 2012 Jazzmobile Vocal Competition in Harlem. In addition to live performances, Laura has been a featured artist on Boston’s 89.7 WGBH National Public Radio and Capsulocity's Jazz Divas Season 1 (New York City).

Laura has just completed a year-long artist in residence tour in Vietnam, India, Thailand. Laura continues to perform in top venues in Asia, Europe, and North America while working on her debut album. For more information about upcoming performances and CD release dates visit www.laurabrunner.com.

Kristen Rossi
Kristen Evelyn Rossi, born on Long Island, New York is the product of a theatrical mother and a childhood filled with music.

Her first solo performance was at 7 singing Les Miserables' "Castle on Cloud" and in her teens Kristen attended Nassau County's BOCES drama program. From 2003-2006 Kristen received her BA in Theater, studying stage acting, musical theater, stage combat, speech, direction, ballet, jazz, voice, and piano at Point Park University.

Since 2009 Kristen has been active in the performing arts scene in Bangkok.

She has been seen on stage; under the lights on Thai and international film, TV and commercial sets; and behind the doors of many a voice over studio. Her recent credits include, Ayupan "Girl of Legend" cartoon series, Indie film Cam2Cam, McDonalds 1955 Burger Korea, Five Star Production's 407 Dark Flight with Marsha, Cooktales with Michelle Yeoh; Colgate Plax Fruity TVC and as the voices of "Bella" in the Paddle-pop series as well "Dani' in the English version of 'Bird' Thongchai/ 'GMM Grammy's animated cartoon series Flying with Byrd. Kristen is co-founder Broadway Babe and Musical Theatre for KIDS, with a mission to bring Broadway style to Bangkok.

She can be seen performing at events throughout Bangkok and performs Burlesque at Betty from 9-1030pm every Wednesday at Bangkok Betty, Sukhumvit 22. When she is not performing she dances swing with Bangkok Swing, her “Thai family” at their home, "The Hop", in Silom.

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