Laura Impallomeni

Trombonist and composer

Headshot of Laura Impallomeni - a member of the Women in Jazz Media team team


Laura performed at our ‘Sophisticated Giants’ event celebrating the work of our patron Maxine Gordon, through a brilliant set, shining a light on the legendary Melba Liston. This was followed with a brilliant interview in our magazine where Laura talked about the inspirational work of Melba. Laura is also involved in our wellbeing work.

The inspirational Laura Impallomeni brings the trombone to the fore, with an exciting evening of exhilarating music that will leave you wanting more.

Laura plays in a plethora of diverse projects, from swing to jive, reggae, afro beat and Latin music, as well as various experimental music projects. She recently took part in the ‘Sophisticated Giants’ event celebrating the work of Melba Liston and has been named ‘one to watch’ by award winning legend, Maxine Gordon. 

Laura Impallomeni studied Jazz Trombone at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance during which she regularly performed in venues such as Ronnie Scott’s with Mark Lockheart’s Contemporary Big Band, and various other smaller jazz ensembles. Laura plays in a plethora of other musical projects and genres including ‘Barnacles’, an experimental jazz quintet, and Latin Jazz ensemble 'The Voodoo Love Orchestra'. She has also toured with the renowned ‘Giffords Circus’ and runs an 11-piece afro-jazz band ‘Yamäya’ that recently reached the final 8 bands (out of 5600 entries) in the Glastonbury emerging talent competition. Laura is certainly one to watch and she has just received the Arts Council England ‘Develop Your Creative Practice’ grant to explore her own contemporary jazz compositions and to continue studying under various renowned UK trombonists and composers.

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