The Underground Experience Presents “The Power Of Black Music Sessions” Series # 2
An Evening With Eloise Laws & Family & Friends!
January 16th, I had the pleasure of being invited to an incredible performance for “I Fall So Deep” Single & “Favorites” EP Release Celebration for Award Winning Performer/Artist Ms. Eloise Laws @ Catalina Jazz Club!
The evening was hosted by Actress Beverly Todd & Judge Joe Brown.
Special Guests Interviews: Eloise Laws, Debra Laws, Hubert Laws & Ms. Freda Payne!
The incomparable world-renown, award-winning vocalist and Broadway actress Eloise Laws reveals her New CD, Secrets, and she delivers her unique style and versatility straight from the heart.
Ms. Laws’ distinctive vocal expressions can be heard on several classic Capital, Liberty and ABC recordings, produced by such luminaries as Ronnie Laws, Holland-Dozier-Holland, Linda Creed and Andre Fisher (Secrets). Never one to rest on her laurels, Ms. Laws continues to perform at music festivals, including, the Playboy Jazz Festival, the Long Beach Jazz Festival, among many others. She has won the prestigious Cherry Blossom Award from the Tokyo Music Festival and headlined the 94.7 The Wave Presents Jazz By The Bay at the Queen Mary series to record-breaking, sold-out audiences.
Most recently, Ms. Laws performed with Laws Family–consisting of herself and sister Debra Laws on vocals, with brother Ronnie Laws and his son, Jaman Laws on saxophones—headlining at The Cotton Club, Japan, the star-studded Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage Cruise, 2007 On Board Royal Caribbean’s “Freedom of the Seas” and the prestigious Atlanta Jazz Festival.
Ms. Laws is an original lead cast member and co-writer of the highly successful Tony-nominated play It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues, which had its world premiere at the Denver Center Theatre Company. Opening on Broadway with great bravado at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theatre, it garnered four Tony nominations, and Ms. Laws received a Drama Desk Nomination for Best Actress in a Musical. She also received a coveted Helen Hayes Nomination for her performance at the Kennedy Center, and she continues to receive critical acclaim performing with The Blues cross-country.
Her other theatre roles underscore her exceptional versatility. They include Bloody Mary in South Pacific, Madame Tango in House of Flowers, multiple roles in Candide, and, most recently, as Weizero Channa in The Met’s premiere production of The Return, among others. When she recently performed at the Denver Center Theatre Company’s world premiere production of Nat King Cole: A Musical Healing, a Denver Post reviewer described Ms. Laws as:“A rare and ethereal presence . . . possessed of a voice that could move chimes on a windless night.”
Ms. Laws also stars in the film Bet Runner (directed by Vincent Spano), which screened under the Star Power Program of the Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films.
Whenever she performs in concert or theatre, film and television, Eloise Laws not only successfully commands her audience, she mesmerizes them.
With her current EP Favorites she reaffirms her legendary status with an exemplary follow-up to Secrets and The Key (Scepterstein Records). Ms. Laws feels Favorites represents the many aspects of love that we all experience and struggle to fight through.
Currently, she performs internationally in concert tours as both a solo artist and as an integral part of the legendary “Laws Family,” where outstanding musicians always accompany her.
SPECIAL THANKS TO JADAR ENTERTAINMENT & SRI INTERNATIONAL ENTERTAINMENT!
Air Date: Monday 2/4/13 on KLED Live FM (91.1FM) www.KLEDLive.com @ 9AM & 9PM (PST)
Broadcast # 158B
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Podcast will be available on iTunes. Podomatic and Website!