Multi-instrumentalist/composer/educator Laura Dreyer has worked with some of the finest Brazilian musicians both in Brazil and the U.S. She is a member of the Dom Salvador sextet, and has also performed with Antonio Adolofo, Helcio Milito, Portinho, Débora Watts, as well as jazz artists Dr. Billy Taylor, Walter Bishop Jr., Mel Lewis, Nnenna Freelon, The Diva Jazz Orchestra, and many others.
Laura has headlined at the Kennedy Center’s Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival, The Syracuse Jazz Festival, and many of New York’s top jazz venues. She is on the faculty of Church St. School for Music and Art, The New York Pops PopsEd program, The New York Jazz Academy, and Riverdale Country School. Additionally, she has also served on the faculties of Hoff-Barthelson Music School, Cazadero Music Camp, Jazz Camp West, The Jamey Aebersold Jazz Clinics, and The Friends of Music in Busan, South Korea. Laura has presented workshops at Berklee College of Music, The Jazz Improv Convention, and The Jazz School in Berkeley, CA.
She recently recorded her 3rd Brazilian Jazz CD in Rio de Janeiro, and has received three grants from The National Endowment for the Arts in performance and professional jazz study/composition. Laura attended Berklee College of Music, and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from SUNY Empire State College.