“Her voice is a well worked instrument that brings
new vitality to classic tunes by the likes of
Cole Porter and Duke Ellington.”
New Orleans-based vocalist Anna Laura Quinn is rapidly gaining notice for her particular blend of contemporary jazz, well-loved tunes from the American Songbook, French and Brazilian music, and more, all delivered with style, emotional power, and a joie de vivre that recalls the mystique of a bygone era. A self-proclaimed “jazz acolyte,” Anna uses her voice to convey her deep regard for the legacy of jazz music to audiences of all ages, backgrounds, and musical proclivities.
She grew up listening to vocal jazz music at home in San Francisco, and is currently in her final year of the Jazz Studies masters program at the University of New Orleans. Anna made her debut at the 50th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival with the UNO Jazz All-Stars in 2019, and regularly engages with seasoned and emerging musicians alike around New Orleans.
In 2018 she released her debut EP, I Feel the Sudden Urge to Sing!, and celebrated by self-producing a house concert in San Francisco with the band from the recording in December 2018, and an art show and concert at the Mudlark Public Theatre in New Orleans in March 2019.
Anna lives for music, art, and exploration. She moved to New Orleans in 2010 and the wild and beautiful Crescent City has been inspiring and nurturing her creative growth ever since. Anna brings imagination, sincerity, and sass to her craft, appealing both to longtime jazz aficionados and listeners who are new to the world of jazz.