Singer, songwriter, pianist and arranger Laura Taylor has been heard on jazz stations around the world. A resident of Las Vegas, Laura has received high praise for her concert performances, not only in Las Vegas, but in New York City as well. In 2011, she performed three engagements at the legendary Feinstein’s at Loew’s Regency in New York City, and received a warm response from Michael Feinstein who attended one of those performances.
Laura regularly performs as a guest artist with the UNLV Concert Community Band and in the summer of 2018 traveled with the band to Budapest, Hungary and Vienna, Austria. Additionally she has been invited to perform with the UNLV Wind Orchestra as well as at the Joe Williams Scholarship Concerts with Ben Vereen and the award winning UNLV Jazz Band I. In 2012 and 2014 she performed at the prestigious Smith Center for the Performing Arts Cabaret Jazz Theater (now known as Myron’s Cabaret Jazz) where she played to capacity crowds, standing ovations and rave reviews!
Her career includes appearances with her trio at the famed Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City for six consecutive years, a special concert at Carnegie Recital Hall and opening for Don Rickles at The Golden Nugget Hotels in Atlantic City and Las Vegas. Following those appearances she appeared for eighteen months in “The Starlight Theater” at the Desert Inn Hotel in Las Vegas.
Listed among her many accolades are receiving a platinum album for writing the song “Think I’m In Love” for Diana Ross (picked by the New York Times as one of the outstanding songs on the album); appearing on several TV shows, including the Merv Griffin Show, Midnight Special, The Dinah Shore Show, and The Arthur Godfrey Radio Show, plus singing the National Anthem for the Miami Dolphins several times in the Orange Bowl. Her studio credits include national jingles such as “Fly the Friendly Skies of United” and “Wouldn’t You Really Rather Have a Buick.”