Maggie Laird has had a diverse career as a stage actress, the musical director of theatrical productions and as a singer and pianist in several genres of music, ranging from swing to rock. Her eclecticism is reflected in her newly released EP, One More Manhattan, recorded in Nashville. "Her music can be thought of as jazz with a pop sensibility, displaying her roots in rock, pop, cabaret and the theatre while always having the spirit of jazz. -Scott Yanow, author of The Jazz Singers.
Maggie performs in the Northwest in a range of formats, from solo piano to Big Band. As a solo pianist she adds flair and elegance to any occasion: cocktail jazz, swing, Latin, blues, classical, ragtime, and holiday specials. In larger groups her versatility as a vocalist is displayed, from torchy ballads to country swing, drawing from her own compositions and favorites from the American songbook. She has received rave reviews for her touring cabaret shows featuring the music of Kurt Weill, Gershwin, and Peggy Lee.
One More Manhattan unveils Laird's versatility, from vocal jazz to country to pop. Laird balances it all with a soulful, sexy vocal style and stellar instrumentation from her top-drawer band. -All About Jazz
Maggie Laird is one of the most talented cabaret performers Philadelphia has been lucky enough to see in recent years. With her impeccable musical abilities and uniquely quirky presence, she fills the stage with humor, drama, and magic. -Rich Rubin, Quince Productions