Recent UNT Jazz Studies master's graduate Laura Otero released a new album of all original compositions, "From Noche to Night", in Austin on Sunday, September 20th. She played with Mitch Watkins, Michael Longoria, and Justin Vasquez. The singer Suzi Stern was a guest on one song.
After reaching the goal in a crowd funding campaign, she was signed by the jazz label Destiny Records (run by UNT alumni Mike Shields and Cameron Mizell and George Shalda). The album also has two arrangements by UNT alumnna Michelle Alonso.
She collaborated with Colombian illustrator Helena Melo for the artwork designed a digital booklet:
You can listen here:
The album can be purchased here:
- KUTX "Horizontes" http://kutx.org/musicarchive/laura-otero-kutx-9-9-15
- KEYE "We are Austin" http://www.keyetv.com/we_are_austin/features/austin-lifestyle/stories/Music-Monday-Laura-Otero-204365.shtml
- KXAN "Studio 512" http://kxan.com/2015/09/15/be-mesmerized-with-laura-otero-music/
- Radio Mujer Internacional "Canto y Raíz" https://soundcloud.com/cantoyraiz/entrevista-a-laura-otero