Laura Kipp - Biography
German singer Laura was born and raised in the South of Germany and studied jazz vocals at the University for Music and Art in Stuttgart und at Conservatoire National Supérieur in Paris. In 2015, her first year of studies, she joined the Bundesjazzorchester (BuJazzO) and participated at several CD and TV productions and at many concerts for two and a half years. In summer 2017 she had the honor to perform with Quincy Jones, George Benson, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Jacob Collier at Stuttgart JazzOpen Festival. Right after this concert she moved to Paris started studies at the national conservatory, where she learned from musicians such as Vince Mendoza, John Patitucci, Riccardo Del Fra, Francois Théberge and Médéric Collignon.
In her own projects she shows her ability to compose, and in her lyrics she manifests her love for foreign languages and poetry. She writes lyrics in English, French and German for her own songs such as songs of fellow musicians and regularly plays concerts all around France and Germany.
The duo MachantMachant is the result of her experiences in a foreign metropole as well a very deep friendship to Parisian multi-instrumentalist Robin Antunes. In 2019 the duo was invited to JazzOpen Festival and had the honor to play an opening concert for Terence Blanchard and his E-Collective. Some days later the two became finalists at the Züblin competition in the category singer-songwriter. Since 2018 the two musicians play club concerts in Germany and France.
Her debut album Quiet Land (GLM Music 2021) is a collaboration with bass player Jens Loh who composes in a way that matches up perfectly with Laura´s poetical way of describing situations and feelings. The two musicians have worked together since 2017 and found a wonderful harmony that brings out the full potential of warmth, power and sometimes fragility of Laura´s voice in songs that take the audience to a foreign and beautiful place.
After concerts in Germany the band had their first tour in France in January 2020 where they performed as a quartet complemented by William Lecomte and Eckhard Stromer. These three incredible and experienced jazz musicians feature Laura´s voice and lyrics with exciting improvisation and great sensitivity for her voice and Jens´ compositions. In 2023 she released - again at GLM label - her second album "Sunset Balcony".