”While We’re Still Around”, featuring Bob Rockwell (US) on sax, and Hugo Rasmussen (DK), double bass. Manuela Lærke Group; vocals: Manuela Lærke, piano: Jonas Berg, bass & guitar: Yasser Pino and percussion: Eliel Lazo. This album is a tribute to Richard Boone, Etta Cameron and Ernie Wilkins (RIP), to Bob Rockwell and Hugo Rasmussen whom all in their capacity of teachers, colleagues, friends and mentors, with love and affection, humour and generousity have meant so much to me through my musical career.
Discography: Manuea Lærke’s previous solo albums; “The Things We Do For Love” 2008 feat. Alexander Abreu (Cuba) on (ManuMusic Records), “ManuLand” 2004 (Cope Records/EMI) and “So Very Still” 2002 feat. London Community Gospel Choir (Sundance Records) have been awarded with glowing reviews and media attention.
Experience: Based on Manuela Lærke’s 25 years of experience, her vocal technique; ”An insight into vocal skills and creativity,” she has become a popular business coach, teaching human resource development and corporate performance workshops as well as giving vocal master classes and lectures to aspiring singers from around the world. Working with choirs holds a special place in Manuelas heart, which is why she often accepts invitations to work and perform with international as well as local choirs. Manuela Lærke has performed with various jazz ensembles, big bands and soul/funk orchestras. She is an accomplished session vocalist and creative writer, having worked both as a musical director on movie conductions as well as being a highly appreciated live vocalist. Throughout her career Manuela Lærke has performed with distinguished artists such as; Etta Cameron (US), Lisa Nilsson (S) and Mariah Carey (US), (the late) Richard Boone (US), and Ernie Wilkins (US) alongside touring with her jazz ensemble “Manuela Lærke Group” and her choirs.
Curiculum Vitae: 2010: Recording and release of tribute album: ”While We’re Still Around” feat. Bob Rockwell and Hugo Rasmussen Working with choirs, * Music Education for kids, * Vocal workshops * composition workshops 2009: The Things We Do For Love – Release and promotiontour (DK) Vocal workshops, * Choir conducting, * Movie production - ”The Travelling Composers” for (Rhythm-n-Rhyme Productions) 2008: Recording and production (Cuba/DK) Cience project - (Singing and insight), * Choir and vocal workshops, * Concerts, * Consultant work – (Music and people)