Laurie Dapice hails from Utica, NY. She had vocal training with tenor Pasquale Caputo, then moved to Manhattan, in 1998. She studied at Mannes College of Music and New School University of Jazz and Contemporary Music, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Performance and Music, in 2006. During her senior year, she had a weekly show Jazz Fever in Harlem and opened for trombonist Benny Powell. In 2008, she was one of New York’s top 12 Jazz Singers in the Jazzmobile competition and was in the top four. One month later, she headlined at the Zenith Sky Lounge in the Marriott Hotel in Japan. Her first album, Parting the Veil, was recorded at Bennett Studios in Englewood, NJ. She performed at Dream Hotel, Night Hotel, Savoy, Lexington Lounge, Alhambra Ballroom, Sweet Rhythm, Apollo Theater, Minton’s Playhouse, Kitano Hotel, and House of Jazz in Montreal Quebec. In July 2013, she performed with Jazz Forum in the Ella Fitzgerald Celebration at The Hudson River Museum’s amphitheater in Yonker’s where Ella grew up. She performed in Utica, NY, at Munson Williams Proctor Institute’s Annual Art and Music Festival and opened the Spring Jazz Series at Utica Public Library in a sold-out concert. She performed with Billy Harper, Barry Harris, George Mesterhazy, Michael Kanan, Rufus Reid, John DiMartino, Santi Debriano, James Weidman, Paul Lieberman, Elias Bailey, and Benito Gonzalez. Laurie is a 10-time award-winning Jazz Singer, lyricist, and musician, winning awards from ASCAP, Billboard Magazine, ASCAP Plus Awards, and USA songwriting competitions.
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