Episode 10: Award-Winning Vocalist Laurin Talese: Embrace Yourself & Be Unstoppable - Shereen Kassam | FunnyBrownGirl

“I felt I was living on 10% battery life”

Laurin has performed in a host of national and international venues such as The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia’s Academy of Music, The National, and, most recently, in front of a sold-out crowd at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, among many others. She frequently collaborates with a host of internationally celebrated recording artists including Bilal, Robert Glasper, Vivian Green, and Christian McBride. Her first album, entitled GORGEOUS CHAOS (2016), was produced by and features in-demand producers such as Adam Blackstone and Ulysses Owens, Jr.  Laurin’s record was listed as a top 10 jazz album by the CHICAGO TRIBUNE and debuted on the BILLBOARD jazz charts.

In November 2018, Laurin became the WINNER of the 7th annual Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competition!

Key Questions answered by Laurin Talese:

  • Is Art School necessary to pursue a career as a musician
  • How to prepare oneself to leave their full-time job
  • What is her goal in her creative journey

Laurin Discusses:

  • Finding her purposes
  • Paving her own way and leaving home
  • Leaving her 9 to 5 job to pursue her passion
  • The Talese Factor

Memorable Quotes:

  • “I do realize how precious time is in the sense that you can’t live not actually enjoying it and actually thriving in…your attempts to fulfill your passions”
  • “I felt I was living on 10% battery life”

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