Firehouse 12 • 45 Crown Street • New Haven, CT 06510 • 203.785.0468

Ingrid Laubrock


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Originally form Germany, Ingrid started having music lessons as young as 4 years old and began to play classical piano and sing in local choirs from the age of eight. Her first recording experience dates from that time, singing the solo voice in an arrangement for accapella choir on the town’s record. Throughout her childhood she performed in church choirs and public concerts at the local music school.

In 1989 Ingrid left Germany for London where she took up the alto saxophone. A year of studies with ex-Jazz Messenger Jean Toussaint followed in 1992. Soprano (now her main voice) and tenor followed shortly afterwards.

In 1993 she met singer Monica Vasconcelos and guitarist Ife Tolentino, both from Sao Paulo in Brazil.

Ingrid is one of the founder member of Brazilian quartet NÓIS4 and also long-time member of Monica Vasconcelos’ 9 –piece band NÓIS.
NÓIS4 has been support act for Joyce, Gilberto Gil, Brian Ferry and Airto Moreira / Flora Purim.

In the summers of 1998 and 1999, Ingrid studied with renowned saxophonist and educator David Liebman in the USA. She was nominated as ‘Rising Star of the Year’ in the BT Jazz Awards for 1999. Also in 1999 Ingrid completed the postgraduate jazz course at the Guildhall School Of Music & Drama.
During that year she studied and performed with David Liebman, Kenny Wheeler, Billy Cobham, Stan Sulzman and Jean Toussaint.

2004 Ingrid was awarded the BBC Jazz Award for Innovation as part of the F-ire Collective and in 2005 she was nominated for the
BBC Award as 'Rising Star'

In January 2006 Ingrid was awarded the prestigious Fellowship for Jazz Composition by the Arts Foundation.

Ingrid has been interested in working in different fields and has worked with contemporary classical group 'The Continuum Ensemble'
and and theatre director Annabel Arden as well as with dancer/choreographer Frauke Requardt who choreographed a show to Ingrid's music.

Performed with: Kenny Wheeler, Evan Parker, Norma Winstone, David Liebman, Billy Cobham, Jean Toussaint, Stan Sulzman,
Django Bates’ Human Chain, Guinga, Jazz Jamaica Allstars, Lol Coxhill, Verywn Weston, US cult procucer David Axelrod, soul singers Dina Carroll and Gabrielle, Souxie And The Banshees, Seb Rochford’s Polar Bear, Jason Yarde, Grand Union Orchestra, Roberto Pla, Sharon Wrey’s Jazz Xchange, The Continuum Ensemble, Frauke Requardt's dance company, Tom Arthurs and many more.

Firehouse 12 Performances

Ingrid Laubrock Quintet Friday, September 12, 2014, 10:00p
Paradoxical Frog: Kris Davis, Ingrid Laubrock, Tyshawn Sorey Friday, September 21, 2012, 10:00p
Tom Rainey Trio Friday, May 6, 2011, 10:00p

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