Laura Fernandez was born in Madrid, Spain, spent her childhood in Swizerland and Calgary and is currently based in Toronto, Canada. She is an award winning visual artist, pianist, singer-songwriter and recording artist. Her first CD The Other Side led to a prestigious award at the New York International Independent Music Festival, and performances at Madison Square Garden, the Knitting Factory, and The Bitter End, as well as international festivals. Her Cd Un Solo Beso is a celebration of her Spanish roots and Latin influences and was produced by Juno award winning producer Billy Bryans. The album features some of Canada’s most vibrant and highly acclaimed musicians with arrangements and performances by Hilario Duran, Roberto Linares Brown and Luis Mario Ochoa. The Cd received extensive airplay in Canada and abroad and has charted in the top 10 across Canadian campuses. Ok, Alright; a new collection of songs, was released in 2020 during the pandemic and has also achieved international airplay. Laura also spent 5 weeks in India performing with Indian musicians and exploring Indo, Latin and Jazz fusions and released a CD under the Jazz Goa label.
Laura Fernandez has officially been named to the Steinway Artist roster.
Steinway & Sons maintains a selective process in naming Steinway Artists – choosing only pianists who demonstrate a love of Steinway pianos and a standard of excellence in their music.
In 2015 Laura was named one of the 10 Most Influential Hispanic Canadians.
Laura Fernandez is producer/host of Café Latino on JazzFM91.