Ingrid Laubrock

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Ingrid Laubrock, moers festival 2012
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Ingrid Laubrock (born September 24, 1970) is a German-born jazz saxophonist, who plays soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones.[1]

She studied with Jean Toussaint, Dave Liebman and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.[2]

Laubrock moved to London, England in 1989 and became a member of the F-IRE Collective,[3] and in 2008 relocated to New York, where she currently resides.[4]

In 1998, she released her first solo album Who Is It? and was subsequently nominated for the 'Rising Star of the Year' award at the 1999 BT Jazz Awards. She was also nominated for the BBC Award 'Rising Star' in 2005 and in 2009 won the SWR Jazz Award for her recording Sleepthief.

She has played and recorded with Brazilian singer Monica Vasconcelos' band NÓIS and the Brazilian quartet NÓIS4 of which she is a founding member. Other musicians she has made guest appearances with include Kenny Wheeler, Norma Winstone, Siouxsie and the Banshees and Polar Bear.[2]


As leader[edit]

  • 1998 - Who Is It? on Candid Productions Ltd.
  • 2001 - Some Time on Candid Productions Ltd.
  • 2007 - Forensic on F-ire records with Karin Merchant, Ben Davis, Larry Bartley, and Tom Skinner.
  • 2008 - Sleepthief on Intakt Records with Liam Noble on piano and Tom Rainey on drums.
  • 2010 - Anti-House on Intakt Records.
  • 2011 - The Madness of Crowds on Intakt Records
  • 2013 - Strong Place on Intakt Records.
  • 2014 - Zurich Concert on Intakt Records
  • 2015 - Roulette of the Cradle on Intakt Records

As co-leader[edit]

With Liam Noble

  • Let's Call This (Babel, 2006)

With Kris Davis & Tyshawn Sorey

With Olie Brice & Javier Carmona

  • Catatumbo (Babel, 2012)

With Veryan Weston & Hanna Marshall

  • Haste (Emanem, 2012)

With Tom Rainey, Kris Davis & Ralph Alessi

  • LARK (Skirl, 2013)

With Tom Rainey

  • And Other Desert Towns (Relative Pitch, 2014)

As sideman[edit]

With Tom Rainey

With Living by Lanterns

  • New Myth / Old Science (Cuneiform, 2012)

With Kris Davis

With Mary Halvorson

  • Illusionary Sea (Firehouse 12, 2013)


  1. ^ "Ingrid Laubrock Discography". Retrieved August 25, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Yanagisawa - Ingrid Laubrock". Retrieved August 25, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Gulbenkian Música - Jazz em Agosto - Ingrid Laubrock". Retrieved August 25, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Anti-House by Ingrid Laubrock". Retrieved August 25, 2011. 

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