Laurie Sears

Laurie Sears

saxophones, flute

As a performer on saxophone, flute and clarinet, Laurie works with numerous jazz groups, with the Grand Rapids Symphony,  Traverse Symphony Orchestra and Traverse Symphony Jazz Orchestra.  Some of the national jazz and popular artists that Laurie has shared the stage with include Sarah Vaughan, Mel Torme, Frank Sinatra, Natalie Cole, Aretha Franklin, Liza Minelli, Julie Andrews, Bernadette Peters, Johnny Mathis, Henry Mancini, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations and The Four Tops. While in Chicago, Laurie performed on the Chicago Jazz Festival, with orchestral pops presentations at Ravinia, with entertainers at the Chicago Theater and at numerous musical theaters venues.  She has maintained an active private teaching studio for over forty years.

Link to full bio- https://www.interlochen.org/person/laurie-marino-sears