Laura Dreyer

JodyJazz DV Alto 7, DV Tenor 7*

Laura Dreyer on the JodyJazz Alto DV 7

“I’m really glad that you turned me on to your JodyJazz alto mouthpiece. I am very impressed with the dynamic range that I am able to get on it. The mouthpiece allows me to play strong and bright when necessary, without sacrificing the ability to play extremely soft and subtone, all with a nice fat sound that feels very even throughout the entire range of the horn. In addition, I am able to get both a bright and dark sound at the same time. I’ve been getting a lot of compliments on my sound since I’ve been playing the JodyJazz alto #7. You rock and your mouthpieces rock!”



Laura Dreyer Biography

Saxophonist, flutist, and composer Laura Dreyer is a vibrant, creative voice in the New York jazz scene. Her catchy original compositions combine lyrical melodies with jazz, Brazilian rhythms, funk, and rock, resulting in an exciting, contemporary palette of sound with a strong rhythmic twist. A multi-instrumentalist, Dreyer is in great demand as a sideperson. Audiences have heard her in the bands of such diverse artists as Dr. Billy Taylor, Dom Salvador, Helcio Milito, Portinho, Walter Bishop Jr., Mel Lewis, Robert Palmer, Nnenna Freelon, saxophonist/author James McBride, “The Diva Jazz Orchestra, and many others. Laura has headlined at the Kennedy Center’s “Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival,” and The Syracuse Jazz Festival, as well as many NYC venues and additionally performs at clubs and festivals both nationally and internationally. Laura has recorded four CDs as a leader/producer, including Mysterious Encounter (Lavasphere), Free Flying Bird (Sony/Piloo), and Sax in the City (Apria), and Vida. Arte. Amor. (Mayimba Jazz). She is also featured on acclaimed Brazilian pianist Dom Salvador’s newest release, The Art of Samba Jazz, which received a Premio da Musica Brasileira award for Best Instrumental CD. Laura attended The Berklee College of Music in Boston, and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music form SUNY Empire State College. She has additionally studied with saxophonists Joe Henderson and Joe Lovano, and composers Lyle Mays and Jim McNeely. She is active as a music educator, having served on the faculties of the Jamey Aebersold Jazz Clinics, Cazadero Music and Arts Camp, Jazz Camp West, and the New York Pops Salute to Music Program. She was a featured performer and educator in Busan, South Korea at The Friends of Music in Korea Music Festival, and is currently on the faculty of Church St. School for Music and Art in Tribeca, Riverdale Country School, The Brazilian Music Foundation School of Music, and The New York POPS PopsEd program. Laura regularly conducts clinics and workshops at high schools and colleges, which have included Berklee College of Music and The Jazz Improv Convention, and The Jazz School. For more information, please visit lauradreyer.com

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