Featured this Week on the Jazz Network: Singer/Songwriter Jean Laughlin Shares Her Music Catalogue and Latest Release “Miracle of Life”

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Vocalist Jean Laughlin showcases her polished technique as a composer, lyricist and producer with her latest release “Miracle of Life” marking her fifth collaboration with co-producer and arranger Jim Martin.

"Miracle Of Life"

I’ve always thought that music is a form of communicating with others, a way of connecting with each other. Through music we can share our thoughts and feelings and even heal broken hearts ~ Jean Laughlin.

Jean Laughlin is an originator, poised to slide into any musical setting. Complimented by the best Chicago jazz musicians in a full orchestra setting, Jean collaborates with tasteful, inventive nuances complimenting many of the songs enriched improvisational solos. Bringing her dynamic relationship with Jim Martin to its full expression once again creating an album of warmth and love with her latest CD project “Miracle of Life.”  Jim’s superb charts brings Jean’s music to life with the masterfully assembled string section and big band horns completing the orchestra.

Laughlin presents a full range of ballads from jazz, to Broadway, to cabaret. The story-lines of each tune exudes the challenges of our daily lives, bringing humor and whimsy to life’s absurdities throughout her big band arrangements. “I’ve always thought that music is a form of communicating with others, a way of connecting with each other. Through music we can share our thoughts and feelings and even heal broken hearts” says Laughlin.

Jean’s solid vocal and musical command underlie each composition’s appeal. She began singing at age five and studying classical piano at seven. At the age of eleven, she performed on the nationally televised ‘Bob Crosby’ Show.

After settling in Chicago, Jean became a fixture in recording studios, recording television commercials, voice-overs and radio spots for large advertising agencies like Leo Burnett, J. Walter Thompson and Foote, Cone & Belding. She worked with Chicago legend Shelley Long by performing in many corporate industrial shows.

Currently many of Jean’s big band charts are being performed around the globe. She offers her arrangements and lead sheets to other singers with the hope that her songs will reach a larger audience.

“Jean is a seasoned professional, bringing her uplifting life’s perception not only through her lyrics but through the melodic flow and rhythmic musical backdrop.  There is not a person that couldn’t relate to the message of her inspired offerings of song” says Jaijai Jackson, creator of The Jazz Network Worldwide.

Jean released her first album–I'm Glad There Is You–in 1992. She wrote and produced Confessions of a Woman, released in 1996, Who Am I? in 1998, What Am I Looking For? in 2001, No Easy Way in 2007. Her latest CD ”Miracle of Life” was released in 2012 receiving international radio airplay.

Be sure to come by The Jazz Network Worldwide this week to enjoy Jean’s feature as well as visiting her website at http://www.jlaughlinmusic.com to purchase and learn more. To obtain Jean’s music charts go to http://pdfjazzmusic.com/videos/big-band/.

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