Dancing in Darkness

Laura's second album of solo jazz vocals, Dancing in Darkness, will be released in June 2022.

The album comprises songs by an international array of jazz composers and a variety of jazz styles: swing, bebop, ballads, Latin, modern, and fusion, occasionally treating listeners to Laura's impeccably-pronounced French and Portuguese singing.

Join her and the fabulous band that recorded with her, at the album's release concert in San Jose, CA, on Sunday, June 26th, 2022 at 2:00pm. CDs will be available for purchase at the event. Click on the Calendar page for more concert details.



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Monterey Jazz Festival 2017 - Next Generation competition (photo: © Susan Harding-Palmore)


June 2022 Release "Dancing in Darkness"

Album Personnel:


Laura Karst – vocals 

Walter John Bankovitch – piano and Rhodes electric piano 

Noriyuki Ken Okada – acoustic and electric bass

Greg German – drums and percussion       

Modesto Briseno – trumpet and flugelhorn


Producer and Musical Director - Roger Letson

Engineered and mixed by Gabriel Shepard -

25th Street Recording Studio - Oakland, CA

Mastered by Gary Mankin - San Francisco, CA