Available September 8, 2023

“Rising contemporary jazz star…has introduced a new generation to the world of classic jazz
through her intimate songwriting”
Consequence of Sound

“Laufey weaves this spellbinding soundscape with tradition of
20thcentury jazz to create a fabric
of modern, everyday life”

“2022s answer to Ella Fitzgerald…undoubtedly one of the greats of her generation, the sky is the limit
for this voice on the rise”

“Rekindling the golden jazz age with a Gen Z sensibility”

“An effortless blend of old and new that manages to both comfort withfamiliarity and excite with possibility”

Laufey (pronounced lay-vay) is a Los Angeles-based singer, composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist whose transportive jazz songs about young love and self-discovery are filled with wonder and wanderlust. Raised between Reykjavík and Washington, D.C., with annual visits to Beijing, the Icelandic Chinese artist grew up playing cello and piano, inspired by her violinist mother, and became hooked on the jazz standards of Ella Fitzgerald after digging through her father’s records. 

The 23-year-old musician merges these influences in her dreamy tunes, swiftly attracting a Gen-Z audience online after releasing her debut 2020 single “Street by Street” written while she was attending the Berklee College of Music. The song reached the top of the Icelandic radio charts and caught the eyes of contemporaries like Billie Eilish, Willow Smith, V of BTS, and dodie, who collaborated with Laufey on “Love to Keep Me Warm.” 

Much like how Chet Baker’s vocal style is often compared to his understated trumpet voicing, Laufey’s rich alto resembles the deep, woody tones of the cello that she played from an early age. She only began writing her own songs in her early 20s, translating her love for Gershwin and Ravel into contemporary jazz and connecting with listeners across generations. 

Laufey’s ascent has also included winning Best New Artist in Jazz and Blues at the 2021 Icelandic Music Awards, hosting her own show on BBC Radio 3/BBC Sounds “Happy Harmonies”, making her live TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! In 2022 released her debut album, Everything I Know About Love to critical acclaim, and performed at the Newport Jazz, Ottawa Jazz, and Montreal Jazz festivals. 

2023 began with the release of A Night At The Symphony with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra. The 14-track collection was recorded over two nights at Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavík in October 2022. September will see the release of Laufey’s sophomore studio album, Bewitched, featuring the newly released singles “From The Start” and “Promise”. She will also embark on a sold-out USA headlining tour. 

Fall Tour

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JUL 8, 2023
Gent Jazz Festival
Ghent, Belgium

JUL 9, 2023
North Sea Jazz Festival
Rotterdam, Netherlands

JUL 11, 2023
Montreux Jazz Festival
Montreux, Switzerland

JUL 13, 2023
Home Farm Glamping
Elstree, UK

JUL 15, 2023
Pori Jazz
Pori, Finland

AUG 2, 2023
Caroga Lake Music Festival
Caroga Lake, NY

AUG 26, 2023
Port Townsend, WA

SEP 16, 2023
The Ford
Los Angeles, CA
with Los Angeles Philharmonic

SEP 20, 2023
KITEC MusicZone
Hong Kong

SEP 21, 2023
KITEC MusicZone
Hong Kong

OCT 8, 2023
The Fillmore
San Francisco, CA

OCT 9, 2023
The Fillmore
San Francisco, CA

OCT 11, 2023
Revolution Hall
Portland, OR

OCT 13, 2023
Hollywood Theatre
Vancouver, BC

OCT 14, 2023
Hollywood Theatre
Vancouver, BC

OCT 17, 2023
The Depot
Salt Lake City, UT

OCT 18, 2023
Gothic Theatre
Englewood, CO

OCT 20, 2023
Fitzgerald Theater
Saint Paul, MN

OCT 21, 2023
Thalia Hall
Chicago, IL

OCT 22, 2023
Thalia Hall
Chicago, IL

OCT 24, 2023
House of Blues
Cleveland, OH

OCT 25, 2023
The Majestic Theatre
Detroit, MI

OCT 27, 2023
The Danforth Music Hall
Toronto, ON

OCT 28, 2023
Théâtre Beanfield
Montréal, QC

OCT 29, 2023
The Wilbur
Boston, MA

NOV 1, 2023
The Town Hall
New York, NY

NOV 2, 2023
The Town Hall
New York, NY

NOV 3, 2023
Theatre of Living Arts
Philadelphia, PA

NOV 4, 2023
Lincoln Theatre
Washington, DC

NOV 6, 2023
Riverside Revival
Nashville, TN

NOV 7, 2023
Variety Playhouse
Atlanta, GA

NOV 9, 2023
White Oak Music Hall
Houston, TX

NOV 10, 2023
The Paramount Theatre
Austin, TX

NOV 11, 2023
The Echo Lounge & Music Hall
Dallas, TX

NOV 13, 2023
The Van Buren
Phoenix, AZ

NOV 15, 2023
The Magnolia
San Diego, CA

NOV 17, 2023
The Observatory
Santa Ana, CA

NOV 18, 2023
The Theatre at Ace Hotel
Los Angeles, CA

NOV 19, 2023
The Theatre at Ace Hotel
Los Angeles, CA