Laure Z offers a wonderful crossover concert series of French Chansons, Jazz Standards in the "West Coast Cool" style and pop songs to entertain even the most diverse audiences. The group is sized to fit any room and budget from a wonderful trio with a legendary guitarist and bassist to the "West Coast Cool" sized ( seven pieces) band of the 1940's and 50's to a full symphony orchestra. Laure Zaehringer, brings vocals to life with the best studio jazz players in Los Angeles. They perform the original arrangements of Marty Paich, Pete Rugolo, Bill Holman, Billy May, Nelson Riddle, John Williams, Shorty Rogers, and many others that gave the "West Coast Cool" its' style.
The side men and women of "West Coast Cool" have performed with Barbra Streisand, Liza Minelli, Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughn, Cannonball Addery, Ella Fitzgerald, James Taylor, Peter Gabriel, Clark Terry, Lionel Hampton, Enya, Lady GaGa, Sting, John Denver, Shirley Bassey, Andy Williams, Frank Stallone, John Williams, Leonard Bernstein, Peter Nero, Etta James and many, many more. Under music coordinator Brian Cassier and music director Jonathan Hughes, "West Coast Cool" will produce a custom tailored show of the highest standard possible. This is not just "a band" but a highly produced show from top to bottom, and again custom designed for the client and their needs.
Former clients of Brian Cassier (bassist) as music coordinator have included: ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, Enterprise Rent a Car, Hilton Hotels, Marriott Hotels, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Sony, Macy's, Turner, IBM, BBC, BMW, Morgan Stanley and many others.
"Leading off with Christy's most well-known number, "Something Cool", Zaehringer demonstrated that she was right at home with the West Coast Cool sound. Her jazz chops and scatting ability were highlighted in her rendition of "How High the Moon." She departed from the Christy song catalogue to take over at the piano to singer her original song "007". Laure Zaehringer is a wonderfully talented singer/songwriter/pianist who is a welcome addition to the L.A. scene."
Les Traub: Cabaret Scenes Magazine
Ms. Zaehringer's vocal strength and charm had every audience member listening with bated breath, until the very last note... Laure, with her signature fusion of jazz and world music, possesses a sound that is unique and instantly recognizable – a wonderful and extremely rare quality. For all of these
reasons, Ms. Zaehringer has been welcomed to prestigious stages and productions, from The Spirit of the Dance (the most famous Irish dance show in the world) to the Duc Des Lombards (the most famous jazz club in Paris). Ms. Zaehringer is an internationally acclaimed, highly in demand, world-class singer, songwriter and performer whose artistry I greatly admire.
"Brian Cassier worked closely with our club and the entertainment committee to make sure every detail was perfect. He was there on the event day from load-in until load - out and never missed a step. I cannot recommend him highly enough"
American Yacht Club, NY
"A fantastic group. They achieved exactly the feel we wanted for our French evening. They will be back next year!"
The California Club
The last video also shows a wonderful Los Angeles big band I have produced with a wonderful male singer. This can be coordinated with Laure and Michael to do all of the great big band favorites. This particular video features a great Tommy Dorsey chart and the original arrangement for Frank Sinatra. We can create a wonderful evening of female and male vocals in front of this band with all the orchestrations of Billy May, Nelson Riddle and Sy Oliver that featured Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Frank, Nat Cole and many more.
Close your eyes and listen. This is not a "club date band". These are highly produced shows for you personal event.