Laura Fygi (born 27 August 1955) is a Dutch jazz singer.

Laura Fygi
Born (1955-08-27) 27 August 1955 (age 66)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
GenresVocal jazz, pop
Occupation(s)Singer
Instrument(s)Vocals
Years active1980–present
Websitewww.laurafygi.com
Tulipa 'Laura Fygi'

Fygi's father was a Dutch businessman, a director of Philips, and her mother an Egyptian belly dancer. She was raised in Uruguay, until her father's death in the late 1960s, when she moved back to the Netherlands with her mother. She was then under the care of a French-speaking governess before being adopted by the principal of her school. During the 1980s, she was a member of Centerfold, a Dutch disco band which was popular in the Netherlands, Europe, and Japan. In the early 1990s, she began a solo career and recorded her debut album with Toots Thielemans.[1][2][3] During her career, she has worked with Johnny Griffin, Michel Legrand, Clark Terry[2] and the Pasadena Roof Orchestra and considers Julie London one of her influences.[4] She has sung in English, Chinese, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.[1]

DiscographyEdit

  • Introducing (Mercury, 1991)
  • Bewitched (Verve Forecast, 1993)
  • The Lady Wants to Know (Verve Forecast, 1994)
  • Turn Out the Lamplight (Mercury, 1995)
  • Watch What Happens When Laura Fygi Meets Michel Legrand (Philips, 1997)
  • Dream Your Dream (Mercury, 1998)
  • Live (Mercury, 1998)
  • Laura Fygi's Tunes of Passion (Z Music, 1999)
  • The Latin Touch (Mercury, 2000)
  • Change (Mercury, 2001)
  • Laura Fygi at Ronnie Scott's (Verve, 2003)
  • The Christmas Album: The Very Best Time of Year (Verve, 2004)
  • Rendez-Vous (Universal/Verve 2007)
  • Songs from Movies and Musicals (Universal, 2009)
  • The Best Is Yet to Come (T2/Out of the Blue, 2011)
  • Flower (Starsing/Gold Typhoon, 2012)
  • Jazz Love (Universal 2016)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Salterio, Leah C. (30 May 2013). "Laura Fygi: Strictly Dutch treat". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  2. ^ a b Ankeny, Jason. "Laura Fygi". AllMusic. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  3. ^ Hennessey, Mike (January 2005). "Laura Fygi: an abundantly gifted singer worthy of much wider recognition". Jazz Now. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  4. ^ Loudon, Christopher (9 June 2011). "Laura Fygi: The Best Is Yet to Come - JazzTimes". JazzTimes. Retrieved 31 March 2017.