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Ingrid Laubrock

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Originally from Germany, Ingrid started having music lessons as young as 4 years old and began to play classical piano and sing
in local choirs from the age of eight. Her first recording experience dates from that time, singing the solo voice in an arrangement
for accapella choir on the town’s record. Throughout her childhood she performed in church choirs and public concerts at the local music school.

In 1989 Ingrid left Germany for London where she took up the alto saxophone .
A year of studies with ex-Jazz Messenger Jean Toussaint followed in 1992.Soprano (now her main voice) and tenor followed shortly afterwards.

1993 she met singer Monica Vasconcelos and guitarist Ife Tolentino, both from Sao Paulo in Brazil.
Ingrid is one of the founder member of Brazilian quartet NÓIS4 and also long-time member of Monica Vasconcelos’ 9 –piece band NÓIS.
NÓIS4 has been support act for Joyce, Gilberto Gil, Brian Ferry and Airto Moreira / Flora Purim.

In the summers of 1998 and 1999, Ingrid studied with renowned saxophonist and educator David Liebman in the USA.
She was nominated as ‘Rising Star of the Year’ in the BT Jazz Awards for 1999.
Also in 1999 Ingrid completed the postgraduate jazz course at the Guildhall School Of Music & Drama.
During that year she studied and performed with David Liebman, Kenny Wheeler, Billy Cobham, Stan Sulzman and Jean Toussaint.

2004 Ingrid was awarded the BBC Jazz Award for Innovation as part of the F-ire Collective and in 2005 she was nominated for the
BBC Award as ‘Rising Star’

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