about

The story behind the sound.

It begins…

IT’S A RARE AND WELCOME TREAT TO FIND EXPLODING ONTO THE JAZZ/POP SCENE, A GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS WHO TOGETHER HAVE FORMED AN EXCITING JAZZ TRIO SUCCESSFULLY COMBINED WITH WARMTH AND SENSITIVITY.

WHETHER YOU LIKE JAZZ ON ICE OR JAZZ A LA CARTE SERVED IN FLAMES, THE LAURA BAYLISS JAZZ TRIO WILL NOT LET YOUR MUSICAL APPETITE GO HUNGRY.

What differentiates the trio’s sound is the arrangements that bring back
the sophistication that seems to be lacking in the music scene today.

LAURA BAYLISS

Pianist, vocalist, veteran composer/arranger and performer, along with her various groups has already had a successful run in the music world. Laura has performed for Radisson Seven Seas and Holland America cruise lines
as well as music venues and jazz clubs throughout the country. What differentiates the trios sound is the arrangements that bring back the sophistication that seems to be lacking in the music scene today.

“When you are presenting music in an honest way, playing your heart out and giving your audience 110%, you leave them wanting more. There is no greater reward”.

DON QUACKENBUSH

Laura’s bassist is also her husband and a jazz veteran of over 40 years in his own right. Don is an accomplished musician and has played everything from dance bands to swing and blues.

HENRY LAMARCA

Henry LaMarca began playing professionally at age 11 in a jazz band where his mother was the vocalist and father played trumpet.
Over the years, he has had the opportunity to play many different styles of music with a variety of artists and is well known to be an exceptionally versatile drummer and experienced recording studio session player.

DAVID TASSE’

The mysterious fourth member of the LAURA BAYLISS TRIO.
Lake Geneva executive record producer David Tasse´, Bay Breeze Records, committed to produce a 10 song CD
for this fabulous trio. Three artistic creators of emotionally charged tracks.

“Laura and Don took me on a journey the first time I heard them as a duo performing in Lake Geneva, Wi. I was overtaken and told them they needed to record in my studio. They agreed so we added my good friend, drummer/percussionist Henry LaMarca”.

“Then came the Big Bang, a pure magical ten song heartfelt CD album creation.

Thanks to our Lord, Laura, Don and Henry and perseverance to completion”.