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Charlotte Jazz Festival 2019

BY: MARK SULLIVAN 



South African vocalist/multi instrumentalist Laura Reed (now based in North Carolina, and also active in Nashville) played the first show of the Jazz at the Pavilion series, a series of evening free concerts. Her style draws freely from rock, funk, blues and jazz, and she's a firecracker.

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CRIS JACOBS BAND W/LAURA REED - RALEIGH, NC 05.10.2019

BY: Lee Crumpton



Laura Reed and her band (complete with horn section) kicked off the evening with a set of soulful R&B with a good bit of blues and funk flavors throughout. She's got an incredible voice and also plays a custom ukulele and a mean harmonica. She invited out a guest guitar shredder, Emily Musolino (formerly of Dark Water Rising), to crank the rock up to 11. Reed, a Raleigh native, had lots of friends and even her family on hand to enjoy the show.  We're especially proud of her as we first met her long ago when she was a teenager and a rep for Home Grown Music Network.

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A performer’s inspiration: Laura Reed loves local

Laura Reed, who calls the Triangle home, is fresh off performing at SXSW and recently put out a video for her song “Naturally” off her latest album “The Awakening.”

Reed is all about local. She supports local businesses and makes sure she plays shows here in the Triangle as well. That’s why she’s double booked, so to speak, on Saturday, April 25.

The South African born singer will play during Brewgaloo, Raleigh’s annual beer fest that features breweries from across North Carolina. She’s scheduled to take the City Plaza stage at 2 p.m.

You can also catch her the same day at the Art of Cool Festival in Durham. Her set will begin at 9:45 p.m. at The Pinhook. “[The Art of Cool] is a nonprofit that’s really helping elevate jazz, different musicians and kids,” Reed says. “Anything that’s helping bring music to children, I’m all for it!”

We recently spent a day with Reed in Raleigh to talk about her music, upcoming shows and her affinity for local.