Singer-songwriter and artist Laura Fernandez was born in Madrid, Spain, lived in Switzerland as a child, spent her youth in Calgary and now resides in Toronto. True to her international roots, Laura writes songs in English and Spanish and her musical compositions are a reflection of her many influences. In 2013, she was named to the distinguished Steinway artist roster. In 2015, she was named one of the 10 most influential Hispanic Canadians at a Pan American Games ceremony. Laura is also an award-winning artist and illustrator and has published many children’s books. Her work has been seen internationally on billboards, ads and packaging as well as in books and magazines and in private collections and museums. Laura is a passionate enthusiast of jazz, and especially Latin Jazz, which has surrounded her throughout her life and is a part of her cultural upbringing.