Laura Fygi

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Laura Fygi
Born (1955-08-27) August 27, 1955 (age 61)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Genres Vocal jazz, pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1980–present
Website www.laurafygi.com
Tulipa 'Laura Fygi'

Laura Fygi (born 27 August 1955 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch jazz singer.

Fygi's was raised in Uruguay. Her father was a Dutch businessman and her mother an Egyptian belly dancer. During the 1980s, she was a member of Centerfold, a Dutch disco band which was popular in the Netherlands, Europe, and Japan. In the early 1990s, she began a solo career and recorded her debut album with Toots Thielemans.[1][2] During her career, she has worked with Johnny Griffin, Michel Legrand, and Clark Terry[2] and considers Julie London one of her influences.[3]She has sung in English, Chinese, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.[1]

Discography[edit]

  • Introducing (Mercury, 1991)
  • Bewitched (Verve Forecast, 1993)
  • The Lady Wants to Know (Verve Forecast, 1994)
  • Watch What Happens When Laura Fygi Meets Michel Legrand (Verve Forecast, 1997)
  • Dream Your Dream (PolyGram, 1998)
  • Live (PolyGram, 1998)
  • Turn Out the Lamplight (MVP, 1999
  • The Latin Touch (Mercury, 2000)
  • Change (Universal, 2002)
  • Live at Ronnie Scott's (Universal, 2003)
  • The Very Best Time of Year (2005)
  • Rendez-vous (Universal, 2007)
  • Songs from Movies & Musicals (Universal, 2009)
  • The Best Is Yet to Come (2011)
  • Flower (2012)
  • Jazz Love (Decca/Verve, 2016)[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Salterio, Leah C. (30 May 2013). "Laura Fygi: Strictly Dutch treat". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Ankeny, Jason. "Laura Fygi". AllMusic. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  3. ^ Loudon, Christopher (9 June 2011). "Laura Fygi: The Best Is Yet to Come - JazzTimes". JazzTimes. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "Laura Fygi | Album Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 31 March 2017.