Douglass St. preview: Laura Kahle


Sunday, September 15th
Douglass Street Music Collective
295 Douglass Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
10$ suggested donation

Laura Kahle trio with : LK – pocket trumpet, Orlando le Fleming – double bass, Jeff “Tain” Watts – drums

 Trumpeter and composer Laura Kahle released her debut album “Circular” in 2011, featuring Yosvany Terry, JD Allen, Jeff “Tain” Watts and Orlando le Fleming. A participant in the 2012 Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute at UCLA, Laura is the arranger for the Watts Family Reunion Band, a 16 piece jazz orchestra lead by Jeff “Tain” Watts and featuring a stellar band including Don Byron, Lew Soloff, Yosvany Terry, Frank Lacy, Robin Eubanks, Ravi Coltrane and Alex Sipiagin. Laura’s arrangements have also been performed by The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, The Danish Radio Big Band, The Norrbotten Big Band and the Branford Marsalis Septet. Currently performing on the pocket trumpet, Laura’s style is melodic, adventurous and imaginative.

John Hoffman

Influences: Duke, Mingus, Miles, Monk, Don Cherry, Gil Evans, Johnny Carisi, Eric Satie.

Current Projects: I’m the arranger for the Watts Family Reunion Band (17pce). Currently I’m finishing up a symphonic work to feature soprano saxophone.

On the Side: I have two year old twin girls, they keep me busy.

I knew I wanted to be play trumpet when… playing trumpet just happened, I didn’t choose it and I’m still not sure how I feel about it.

A Performance Highlight: Performing with Bill Lee and the Natural Spiritual Orchestra.

Dream Band: Cecil Taylor, Ornette Coleman, Yusef Lateef, Juni Booth and Jeff Tain Watts.