She has had feature roles on Cirque du Soleil and sang background vocals for the likes of Patti Labelle, Deborah Cox, & The Neville Bros. He has toured with Madonna, written and performed on Jill Scott's new album, The Light of The Sun. Now Dessy Di Lauro and her producer/husband Ric'key Pageot are ready to take the music world by storm with their neo-ragtime sound.
SoulTrackers loved their 2011 EP, and we're anxiously awaiting Dessy's upcoming February album, This is Neo-Ragtime. In the meantime, we're happy to premiere Dessy's first song from that album, "Jump N' Jivin'," as our newest Choice Track Free Download.
Check it out below and be on the lookout for Dessy's new album next month!
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Dessy DiLauro - "Jump N' Jivin'"
If you like Dessy's music, check out her new Kickstarter campaign, designed to help her create a new video for "Jump N Jivin." Here's what Dessy has to say about it:
The video will take place in the 1930’s and will feature musicians, dancers, cutting edge costumes & make up, and extras, with everyone having a good time, dancing while me and my band perform my new single, Jump N’ Jivin’. It’s going to be a blast. This video will help capture on video the sound, which I’ve come up with blending ragtime jazz and contemporary R&B.
Want to help? Check out the Kickstarter info below:
More about Dessy Di Lauro:
Dessy Di Lauro delivers a unique flavor of original music she describes as ''Feathered Fro-hawk Futuristic Art Deco-Centric Harlem Renaissance Hep Music''. Miss Di Lauro evokes the essence of Cab Calloway by blending ragtime music with today’s contemporary R&B music. She was nominated for Best Female Vocalist in the SoulTracks Readers’ Choice Awards in 2011.
In February 2013, for this upcoming Black History month, Di Lauro will release her first full-length album of her original music entitled, This Is…Neo-Ragtime, along with her new music video, "Jump N’ Jivin’."
Di Lauro says: ‘I feel like it is the perfect month of the year to release this album because I want to celebrate with everyone the importance of Ragtime music in Black history. Back then, almost a century ago, this genre was at the top of the pop charts and I want to revive that again’.
Her producer and writing partner, Ric’key Pageot has recently toured with Madonna (Sticky & Sweet and MDNA World Tours), co-wrote and performed the song "Missing You" on Jill Scott’s latest opus, The Light of The Sun (Warner 2011), and was the musical director for Cirque du Soleil’s Delirium Arena Tour.
(photo credit: Nilaya Sabnis)
Visit Dessy at DessyDiLauro.com