Singer, musician, educator
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Laura Bernay, a versatile performer and singing teacher with talents as a multi-lingual singer, flautist and pianist. She has had an extremely varied career spanning many facets of the entertainment industry.
That is why Laura is known for her outstanding “cross-over” styles of singing in several genres from jazz, cabaret and musical theatre to world music and classical. The flexibility and beautiful vocal quality she possesses are testimonies to her many years of training and performing in so many different styles. Laura has a compelling stage presence and connects with her audiences with charm and flare.
In addition to performing Laura has a passion for teaching singing and teaches for WAAPA and runs a very successful private teaching studio.
"Laura Bernay is one of those jazz singers who respects their audiences. She knows that apart from being loyal to the beautiful jazz idiom she performs with her éclectique repertoire she is expected to entertain people as well. This she does to the max and superbly! As a result she fills the venues in which she performs with her quartet." (Victor Zappner, Devonport Jazz Festival Musical Director)
"Laura is certainly a versatile vocalist-equally at home with jazz as well as standards and other genres. She has that great quality of reacting so effortlessly with her audience and in doing so, bringing us the audience almost on stage with her....."
(Murray Lavelle, Devonport Jazz Festival)
Jazz standards , French chansons and the occasional perfectly judged blues or country number made for a very satisfying, often moving evening with Laura Bernay and her quartet. Totally at home on the stage, Laura's beautiful voice, easy manner, and formidable musicianship held the packed house rapt. Glorious jazz musicians provided the perfect backbone for this very classy entertainment at The Ellington Jazz Club. Yes, very, very classy!
Stuart Maunder AM, Theatre Director
Laura's CD "Éclectique" Order