Laughlin presents a full range of ballads from jazz, to Broadway, to cabaret. The story-lines of each tune exudes the challenges of our daily lives, bringing humor and whimsy to life’s absurdities throughout her big band arrangements. “I’ve always thought that music is a form of communicating with others, a way of connecting with each other. Through music we can share our thoughts and feelings and even heal broken hearts” says Laughlin.
Jean’s solid vocal and musical command underlie each composition’s appeal. She began singing at age five and studying classical piano at seven. At the age of eleven, she performed on the nationally televised ‘Bob Crosby’ Show.
After settling in Chicago, Jean became a fixture in recording studios, recording television commercials, voice-overs and radio spots for large advertising agencies like Leo Burnett, J. Walter Thompson and Foote, Cone & Belding. She worked with Chicago legend Shelley Long by performing in many corporate industrial shows.
Currently many of Jean’s big band charts are being performed around the globe. She offers her arrangements and lead sheets to other singers with the hope that her songs will reach a larger audience.
“Jean is a seasoned professional, bringing her uplifting life’s perception not only through her lyrics but through the melodic flow and rhythmic musical backdrop. There is not a person that couldn’t relate to the message of her inspired offerings of song” says Jaijai Jackson, creator of The Jazz Network Worldwide.
Jean released her first album I'm Glad There Is You in 1992. She wrote and produced Confessions of a Woman released in 1996, Who Am I? in 1998, What Am I Looking For? in 2001, No Easy Way in 2007. Her latest CD Miracle of Life was released in 2012 receiving international radio airplay.
“I want to thank Jaijai Jackson for giving me the opportunity to be featured on The Jazz Network Worldwide, I am truly honored!
I've always thought that music is a form of communicating with others, a way of connecting with each other. Through music we can share our thoughts and feelings and even heal broken hearts.
For a long time it has been very difficult for Independent artists to get their music out there, but now Jaijai Jackson has created The Jazz Network Worldwide, an incredible vehicle that allows jazz musicians to share their music and drink in the wonderful work of the many talented artists on this site. Thanks again, Jaijai! May I wish all of you a very Happy Holiday Season!” ~ Jean Laughlin
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