Jazz-Pop Singer-Songwriter Laura Fernandez Releases Okay, Alright Ft. Single “Breathe Life”

Laura Fernandez

Scott H. Thompson

Jazz-Pop Singer-Songwriter
Laura Fernandez
New Release: Okay, Alright
Featuring the Single "Breathe Life"


Canadian singer/songwriter, pianist, producer, artist, and JAZZFM.91 Toronto radio producer/host Laura Fernandez is taking the time to "Breathe Life" in this, her new single.

An intense, emotional ode to love, its recurrent line 'you breathe life into me' is fervent, and almost prayer-like; Alexander Brown shines with a beautiful, muted trumpet and the overall sense of the song is hushed and jazzy in a minor key.
"Breathe Life" gives you a taste of Fernandez's new album, Okay, Alright (Sonic Peach Music) - a stunning baker's dozen of deeply intimate lyrical sojourns premiering today, October 2nd.


Blending pop, jazz and classical influences throughout the vibrant collection, Okay, Alright navigates the Steinway Artist's varied styles and grooves through an expert rhythm section, string accompaniment, guitar, trumpet, and mandolin - all corralled to create a sonic texture all her own. Shaped by a fluid, even feeling piano and a voice that's richly warm and enigmatically expressive, the release will have audiences believing and reeling on every word she sings.

"This album was a labour of love in more ways than one," Fernandez shares. "I wrote these songs over my 20-year career as a songwriter and performer, but hadn't released them yet; these were songs I wanted to keep safe, and to have a home in a collection."
Several of the songs, she reveals, were written in some of her earliest days and have stayed close to her heart ever since, "like a living memory."



 Cafe Latino w/ host Laura Fernandez

Jacobson Fernandez Illustration:



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About the Author / Scott H. Thompson

About Scott Thompson Thompson served as Assistant Director of Public Relations for Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York for almost a decade. With a background in broadcast journalism, Thompson’s voice and work has been heard on the Associated Press Radio Network, the Mutual Broadcasting network and NBC-AM New York, on The Morning Show. His experience spans radio, television, print and the internet. Thompson co-produced the New Haven Jazz Festival from 1994-2000. A prolific writer, Thompson has contributed to DownBeat, JazzTimes, Jazziz, and the All Music Guide. He penned the CD liner notes to Herbie Hancock Head Hunters, Weather Report 8:30, George Duke Brazilian Love, Stan Getz The New Collection, The Essence of Maynard Ferguson, and The Essence of Al DiMeola. Scott is one of the original members of the Jazz Journalists Association. Editor’s note: Style Quarterly is very pleased to make the connection with Scott and values his enthusiastic support of Jazz.


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