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Jean Laughlin from Illinois
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With her sixth release–Miracle of Life–Laughlin showcases her talent, polished technique and insight as a composer, lyricist, and producer. This is Jean's fifth collaboration with gifted arranger and co-producer Jim Martin. There is a wonderful group dynamic between Jim and Jean and co-producer/sound engineer Freddie Breitberg which helped create an album full of warmth and love.

Adding to the mix, Jean is backed by a full orchestra, including top notch Chicago jazz musicians whose tasteful and inventive improvised solos enrich each piece. A masterful string section completes the orchestra which, with Jim's superb charts, help make Jean's music come to life.

Her ballads, which range in genre from jazz to Broadway musical to cabaret, touch on the everyday challenges of our lives. In her big band jazz tunes, she shows us her sense of humor as she contemplates life's absurdities.

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 March of 2012. Many of Jean's songs are receiving international radio airplay.

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  "What Am I Looking For?" Reviewed by RadioIndy.com!
POSTED BY: EricLawrence POSTED ON: 12 Aug 2009 07:09 PM

Jean Laughlin's "What Am I Looking For?" is a telling and engrossing jazz collection that is sure to uplift, inspire, and most importantly, entertain. Laughlin's smooth, controlled, inviting timbre connects with listeners on a personal level. "Take a Risk" touts all of the features that make this album memorable - a captivating big-band musical platform, a well-written motivational theme, and a stunning vocal performance. "Don't be Afraid" places the limelight on Laughlin's comforting voice and takes on a more easy-listening vibe. Furthermore, "It's O.K. to Disagree" really shines in the area of instrumentation, displaying remarkably fitting and unforgettable brass and woodwind arrangements. Polished to perfection by top notch production, fans of jazz and easy listening will discover pure bliss with this winsome collection.

-Xavier P. & The RadioIndy Reviewer Team
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  Grindie Music Award! for "No Easy Way" by Jean Laughlin (Jazz Artist from Illinois(IL))
POSTED BY: momof5pacs POSTED ON: 19 Jan 2009 06:29 PM
RadioIndy is pleased to present Jean Laughlin with a GrIndie Award for the CD "No Easy Way"

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  "No Easy Way" Reviewed by RadioIndy.com!
POSTED BY: momof5pacs POSTED ON: 07 Oct 2008 04:15 PM
“No Easy Way” is a noteworthy release by Chicago jazz singer/songwriter Jean Laughlin, who is known for her broad vocal abilities and incredibly personal style. The writing is skillful and intelligent with fresh, clever arrangements. She is backed by an incredible orchestra of talented musicians featuring brilliant soloists and swinging horn sections. The rhythm section is fabulous, setting up and emphasizing the ensemble figures with ease while also providing wonderful support throughout. “Open” is a sincere and genuine opener with honest lyrics and Laughlin singing straight from the heart. Another heartfelt track is “Moment to Moment,” which not only touches on the struggles of everyday life, but also offers inspiration. Her personality and individuality shine through on each tune, from her fun sense of humor on “Party Down” and “Lookin’ at the Downside” to her warm, smoky style on the ballads “Sad Eyes,” “Cast Away,” and “Home ( a lullaby).” One ballad that really stands out is the touching “Friendships Broken,” featuring an illustrious string arrangement and passionate vocals. Another excellent track is the lively “Simplify,” with her vocals dancing atop the rhythmic figures of the horn section and Laughlin again showcasing her humorous side. This album is highly recommended for any fan of adult contemporary vocalists and/or big band music.
-Rodney and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
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