Musician, Mother, Singer, Survivor…Laura Luke is far from your average entertainer. She’s a 21st century force to be reckoned with that packs the powerful punch of jazz and blues laced with lyrical legitimacy only birthed from the joys and struggles of life. In close circles, she has been discussed as a modern day Billie Holiday.
Hailing from Birmingham, Alabama, Laura Luke (born Laura Mae Coleman), penned her first poetic prose at age six and discovered her talent for writing and singing at age eight. She grew up singing in churches around the state with her sisters as part of their gospel group known as “Holiness is Right”. It was during this time that the budding musician also honed her passion for trumpet playing, jazz and the spotlight with the late Jothan Callins as a part of the legendary Birmingham Youth Jazz Ensemble. “Mr. Callins was so special, so important to the young musicians in our community. He taught me my first vocal jazz tune "Solitude" and pushed me out in front of the band,” said Laura. She then found herself studying Jazz greats such as Sarah Vaughn, Anita O’Day, Cassandra Wilson, and others.
Laura Luke's budding romance with jazz and newfound confidence set the stage for her emergence as a lead vocalist. She dazzles crowds regularly at various venues and events. She has also opened for international artists Julie Dexter, Cleveland Eaton, Tommy Stewart, and many jazz greats.
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