Laurel Massé

Laurel Massé


What Audiophile Magazine called "the perfect voice" combines with warmth, passion, and wit and a relaxed and confident stage presence. A definitive interpretor of songs, Laurel is equally at home singing standards or ancient melodies, Bach or Bernstein.


A founding member of the Grammy award-winning vocal group Manhattan Transfer, Massé has toured internationally and recorded multiple albums. She also occasionally teaches master classes, and is a sought-after background singer in the recording studio.


The Manhattan Transfer
Coming Out - Manhattan Transfer
Pastiche - Manhattan Transfer
Manhattan Transfer Live 1978
Best of Manhattan Transfer
Down in Birdland - Manhattan Transfer
Alone Together - solo
Easy Living - solo
Again - solo
Ballads - solo
Feather and Bone - solo

Featured and background vocals on albums by Dave Mason, Michel Berger, Barry Manilow, Janis Siegel, Jon Burr, Carol Hall, Professor Louie and the Crowmatix, Tad Wise, Jerry LaCroix, Sam Broussard, and Layne Redmond, among others.

All Laurel's solo recordings can be heard at

Set List

Set list varies according to venue and genre, and ranges from J.S. Bach to Hoagy Carmichael to Dave Brubeck and Chris Thile.