Eloise Laws

Eloise Laws

BandJazzPop

Smooth and distinctive sound delivered straight from the heart. A unique style with versatility that is commanding and mesmerizing.

Biography

The incomparable world-renown, award-winning vocalist and Broadway actress Eloise Laws reveals her new CD, Secrets, and she delivers her unique style and versatility straight from the heart.

Ms. Laws’ distinctive vocal expressions can be heard on several classic Capital, Liberty and ABC recordings, produced by such luminaries as Ronnie Laws, Holland-Dozier-Holland, Linda Creed and Andre Fisher (Secrets). Never one to rest on her laurels, Ms. Laws continues to perform at music festivals, including, the Playboy Jazz Festival, the Long Beach Jazz Festival, among many others. She has won the prestigious Cherry Blossom Award from the Tokyo Music Festival and headlined the 94.7 The Wave Presents Jazz By the Bay at the Queen Mary series to record-breaking, sold-out audiences.

Most recently, Ms. Laws performed with Laws Family--consisting of herself and sister
Debra Laws on vocals, with brother Ronnie Laws and his son, Jaman Laws on saxophones—headlining at The Cotton Club, Japan, the star-studded Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage Cruise, 2007 On Board Royal Caribbean’s “Freedom of the Seas” and the prestigious Atlanta Jazz Festival.

Ms. Laws is an original lead cast member and co-writer of the highly successful Tony-nominated play It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues, which had its world premiere at the Denver Center Theatre Company. Opening on Broadway with great bravado at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theatre, it garnered four Tony nominations, and Ms. Laws received a Drama Desk Nomination for Best Actress in a Musical. She also received a coveted Helen Hayes Nomination for her performance at the Kennedy Center, and she continues to receive critical acclaim performing with The Blues cross-country.

Her other theatre roles underscore her exceptional versatility. They include Bloody Mary in South Pacific, Madame Tango in House of Flowers, multiple roles in Candide, and, most recently, as Weizero Channa in The Met’s premiere production of The Return, among others. When she recently performed at the Denver Center Theatre Company’s world premiere production of Nat King Cole: A Musical Healing, a Denver Post reviewer described Ms. Laws as: “A rare and ethereal presence . . . possessed of a voice that could move chimes on a windless night.”

Ms. Laws also stars in the film BetRunner (directed by Vincent Spano), which screened under the Star Power Program of the Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films.

Whenever she performs in concert or theatre, film and television, Eloise Laws not only successfully commands her audience, she mesmerizes them. With her current CD Secrets (Rikki Records/Scepterstein Records), she reaffirms her legendary status with an exemplary follow-up to The Key. Ms. Laws feels Secrets represents her most creative work to date, and she enjoys sharing selections from her new CD with live audiences throughout the world.

Currently, she performs internationally in concert tours as both a solo artist and as an integral part of the legendary “Laws Family,” where outstanding musicians always accompany her.

Discography

1977 - Ain't It Good Feelin' Good
1977 - Eloise
1980 - Eloise Laws
1982 - All In Time
2000 - The Key
2003 - Secrets

Set List

Variety of songs including new CD.