Opens Aug 24, 2017
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Laura Ainsworth grew up watching her dad, renowned big band musician Billy Ainsworth, back such idols as Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald and Mel Torme. Today, she keeps the family tradition alive in a style critics have dubbed "new vintage," mixing classic lounge jazz with modern touches to create her own twist on standards and lost gems of the Great American Songbook. Her smooth, sultry vocals have been compared to such mid-century chanteuses as Dinah Shore, Julie London and Jo Stafford. Her albums Keep It To Yourself and Necessary Evil have earned critical raves and worldwide airplay, and she has performed from Las Vegas to India.
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present the New York solo debut of this elegant Texas songbird, in celebration of her highly-anticipated third album, New Vintage and a best-of audiophile vinyl LP, Top Shelf. Joining her will be her producer/pianist extraordinaire, 2012 "Dallas Jazz Musician of the Year" Brian Piper of the N'Awlins Gumbo Kings.