Artist Music Guild's Best Female Artist Nominee signs with W.O.A International - The Music Company
Jazz star Laura Ainsworth, daughter of legendary big band musician Bill Ainsworth, signs on to the elite W.O.A International Artist Roster for exclusive management across India and Dubai
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W.O.A International - Apr. 9, 2014 - PANAJI, India -- Breakthrough Independent Artists, Bands that can stand their own on any major stage alongside major label acts and exceptionally talented musicians, these are the real music stars who W.O.A International - The Music Company has supported since it was founded in 1998. Sixteen years later W.O.A International now boasts of having the best International Independent music stars signed to their artist roster. Joining this star studded artist list today is American Alternative Jazz's rising star Laura Ainsworth.
Breaking out of the traditional Jazz mould, Laura Ainsworth is in a class of her own and championing a genre that mainstream radio has struggled to come to terms with. Not only did Laura Ainsworth manage to get her music accepted by mainstream radio, she went on to be one of Indie music's most played jazz artist on International Radio.
Her late father, Bill Ainsworth, was a renowned big band musician and arranger and possibly the youngest member of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, backing Frank Sinatra at just 17. As a young girl, Laura was inspired watching her dad accompany legends such as Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Mel Torme and Marilyn McCoo. She attributes both music and humor becoming a big part of her life because of her Dad.
"You can keep those pop divas, the only one for me is Laura Ainsworth...a wonderful modern interpreter of the Great American Songbook, as well as thoroughly modern styles." said INSIDE Magazine of Laura's debut album 'Keep it to yourself''. Another publication, Jazz Corner, says that Laura Ainsworth's debut album "weaves past and present with stunning power."
Laura creates, produces and performs her own fully-realized, live musical shows that have become known for her gorgeous voice, her unique sense of humor and her trademark elbow-length satin gloves and beaded gowns. Her music is an enchanting cocktail mix that recreates the elegant retro style of nightclub shows of the ‘40s and '50s, but with a sophisticated modern musical sheen and just a twist of flirtatiously naughty humor. It’s an intoxicating blend that has attracted some of the top jazz players in Texas to her side, including longtime partner Brian Piper, one of the most sought-after pianists/producers in the Southwest.
Laura's second album 'Necessary Evil' features classics from the 1920's to modern day hits with the album receiving rave reviews in the US. The single 'Out of the World' from the album was selected by the global compilation Goa Chillout Zone Volume 5 (WOA Records) in 2011.
"I had the pleasure of speaking with Laura on my radio show (WOAFM99) a few weeks ago after I fell in love with her rendition of Out of this World" says Oliver Sean, MTV Europe Music Awards Nominee and Founder of the W.O.A Entertainment Group, "not only is she a fantastic musician, but I also learned that she is a big supporter of animal rights and birds welfare, which in my eyes makes her not just a great musician but a top class human being"
W.O.A Records is all set to launch Laura Ainsworth's second album 'Necessary Evil' across India and the Middle East as a preview to the upcoming Laura Ainsworth performance on the Annual WOA Records India and Dubai Tour in 2015. Laura's music will also be heard on the upcoming W.O.A Records global compilations Independent No.1's Vol.3 and the Goa Chillout Zone Vol.6
"I seem to have fans, both older people and younger ones, in the rising vintage music/burlesque movement, who love what I do" says the Singer who was Artist Music Guild's Best Female Artist 2013 Nominee, "having W.O.A International championing my music and backing me with its major media network partners across India and Dubai is going to open up new possibilities for me across these major emerging markets"
With WOA Films and their network partners announcing a high end music video of Laura Ainsworth to be filmed during her WOA India Tour and the W.O.A Entertainmemnt Group pulling all stops to bring Laura Ainsworth and her special blend of Jazz to fans across India and the Middle East, the coming months are going to see Laura Ainsworth really making a mark in the International music scene.
To know more about Laura Ainsworth and to listen to her music please visit the official Laura Ainsworth website www.lauraainsworth.com and get the latest updates on the singer's India and Dubai chapter at the Official W.O.A Records website www.woarecords.com
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ABOUT W.O.A INTERNATIONAL - THE MUSIC COMPANY:
W.O.A Records is an International Record Label, and is part of the W.O.A Entertainment group. Formed in 1998 by World Music star and MTV Europe Music Awards Nominee Oliver Sean, W.O.A International is a global entertainment company that continues to lead the way when it comes to how music should be promoted. They are pioneering international music in India and the Middle East and are now synonymous with the region. Their enviable reputation at opening up new possibilities means that they are the go-to company for independent artists wishing a truly international presence.