April 30th of 2013
I am glad to announce that I was awarded with 3 Student DownBeat awards for outstanding performance in the categories of Graduate Composition (lead sheet), Graduate Vocal Group (Payawarú), and Graduate Latin Group (Laura Otero Colombian Project)!!!
The Most Amazing Story Ever Sung at Jazz at Lincoln Center!
I will be part of the cast of this wonderful Colombian musical that will be performing in New York City, at Jazz at Lincoln Center form September 21st till 23rd of 2012!
I will release my first Album entitle "Atrás" with guitarist Daniel Pinilla. The release concert will be on December 14th of 2011 at Paulo VI auditorium of Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá- Colombia, 7:30 pm!
Quotes about Laura
“Precioso tu color de voz, afinación, repertorio fresco y original.”
Translation: “The color of your voice, your intonation, and your fresh and original repertoire are precious.”
About her vocal arrangement on John Jairo Torres de la Pava's composition "El Navegante":
Translation: “I felt very excited to listen to your version [of "El Navegante"]. You are very creative and have a wonderful voice. I hope to see you very soon in contests and festivals, where we urgently need performers like you. Congratulations and thanks for having my songs in your repertoire.”
About her Album Atrás:
"Todo se resume a un día de grabación: 11 de julio. Todo se resume a decir que esta es una de esas grabaciones de jazz, o de exploraciones donde la voz es quien se acompaña con una guitarra y no es una radiografía, es una fotografía que bien puede ser el reflejo de ese espíritu creativo de un momento particular donde además la experiencia personal es lo que cuenta; pocos son muchos. Muchos son todo y son los elegidos."
Translation: “Everything comes down to the recording day: July 11th. Everything comes down to say that this is one of those jazz recordings, or exploration recordings, where the voice is being accompanied by a guitar. It is not a radiography, it is a photography that can reflect the creative spirit of a particular moment, where the personal experience is what counts; few are many. Many are everything, and are the chosen ones.”
“Un disco bonito, con una voz bonita y un guitarrista bastante aplicado. Son canciones que no pasan desapercibidas.”
Translation: “A beautiful album, with a beautiful voice and a very dedicated guitarist. Songs that don’t go unnoticed.”