Silver Nightingale Bio Information
Flautist, singer and composer Laura Sue, the Silver Nightingale has captivated South Florida audiences with her sensational solo silver flute. Silver Nightingale performances combine fine classical flute technique with Renaissance, rock, folk, blues, jazz, pop Celtic and new acoustic influences. Laura Sue's music has a magical quality that people describe as entrancing, healing and heart-touching. Thousands of South Florida residents have become Silver Nightingale devotees at Laura Sue's numerous appearances, and she has been favorably compared by her fans to Nestor Torres, James Galway, Paul Horn, Ian Anderson and Jean-Pierre Rampal.

In response to hundreds of requests, Laura Sue released her first solo recording in the summer of 1997, a cassette of Music for Healing and Meditation which benefits Gold Coast Hospice. In July, 1999, she released a remastered version of this recording on CD as Sarabande - Solo Flute Meditations. Within the first few months of its release, Sarabande has received airplay on Florida radio stations WLRN, WZTA, WMNF, WUFT, and WFIT, internet radio program Womens Independent Radio Show, and national radio show The Romantic Hours, heard on over 100 commercial and public radio stations from coast to coast.

Laura Sue has played in South Florida at prestigious venues including Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Vizcaya Palace and Gardens, Design Center of the Americas, The Ivana (Ivana Trump's yacht), Borders Books and Music, Museum of Discovery and Science, Town Center at Boca Raton, Bailey Hall, Wild Oats, Liberties Café, Peaches Music, Spec's Music, and Florida Atlantic University; and around the United States, from San Francisco to Woodstock to New Orleans.

Laura Sue has accompanied noted musicians like jazz piano great Marian McPartland, heavenly vocalist/composer Dwain Briggs and New England Women's Symphony founder flautist Kay Gardner (who has performed Laura Sue's composition "Amelia"); and studied with Paulo Moura, Bobby McFerrin, Barbara London, Olatunji, and Nana Vasconcelos. Her composition "Forsythia for Cynthia" appears with an all-star lineup on the 1996 XS local music sampler CD, and her recording credits include albums by Stephan Mikés, Maxine Feldman, Shana, Wurster, Teri Catlin, Luke Thomas and Big Blue Sky. Her music also appears in Shana's new BananaYoga DVD, and can be heard on LifeWorks' phone system when placed on hold.

Laura Sue, the Silver Nightingale has provided entertainment for business and professional groups including American Stock Exchange, Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, Whitbread Round the World Race, American Independent Commercial Producers and Commission on the Status of Women; at events like Taste of the Nation, New River Fest, Hollywood's Artwalk, Whole Life Expo, Clematis Backstage, Delray Affair, World AIDS Day, Earth Day, Riverwalk Sunday Jazz Brunch, South Florida Folk Festival and Songwriters in the Round Showcase; and for countless private social and spiritual occasions.

Laura Sue is devoted to community service and is actively engaged in using music for healing. She has performed at the Universal Lightworkers Conference where Dr. Doreen Virtue, Dr. Michael Mirdad and other internationally regarded teachers and healers made presentations. She has also provided music for workshops and lectures presented by Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Gregg Braden, Gerald Jampolsky and Hugh Prather.

Laura Sue has opened for Craig Chaquico, Judy Collins, Meg Christian, Carla Ulbrich and Justin Hayward (Moody Blues) among other notable artists.

She has been a judge for the Silver Knight Awards, South Florida Amateur Blues Contest, and Baywatch National Band Search.

Laura Sue plays with a variety of South Florida's best musicians. Who I Play With

Laura Sue has been a member of ArtServe and NARAS (the folks who put on the Grammys), and has received sponsorships from Office Depot Express among others.


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