Naturally gifted, yet highly trained, Ohio native Laurin Talese has been captivating audiences with her voice since the age of ten. After attending the Cleveland School of the Arts, Talese received a degree in jazz vocal performance from Philadelphia’s University of the Arts. She is the 2018 winner of the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Competition. Although her greatest affinity is for jazz, she performs in many genres and has worked with numerous American recording artists including Jaguar Wright, Bilal, Robert Glasper, and Vivian Green. Talese has also worked with German superstar Joy Denelane and has shared the stage with renowned classical and jazz ensembles such as The Cleveland Orchestra, The Cleveland Jazz Heritage Orchestra, The Moses Hogan Chorale, and the internationally acclaimed Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg, Austria. In addition to her prowess as a vocalist, Talese is also a gifted songwriter. Her debut album, “Gorgeous Chaos,” features Owens and Blackstone alongside Robert Glasper, Vivian Green, Josh Lawrence, Christian McBride, Christian Sands, Eric Wortham II, and more. She’s toured extensively with the U.S. and around the globe and is committed to supporting other artists who make Philadelphia their home.