Christopher Andrew McDonald

Philadelphia-based vocalist Laurin Talese had one heck of a year in 2018. Her debut album, Gorgeous Chaos (2016), was our Jazz Album of the Week back in December—an achievement sufficient, no doubt, to make anyone’s year.

December 26, 2018. The ever-versatile Laurin Talese has been a familiar name in the music community since attending Philadelphia’s University of the Arts. After sharing stages with prominent musicians in many different genres, Laurin created a gift for jazz lovers – an album of originals and some familiar tunes called Gorgeous Chaos.

We have something extraordinary planned for your New Year's Eve! WRTI's J. Michael Harrison will be your host from 9:30 PM to 1:00 AM with a swingin' and singin' concert broadcast on WRTI 90.1 LIVE from the intimate jazz space SOUTH Jazz Club and Kitchen in Philadelphia.