Lalo, aka Laura Crane, has loved hitting bars with mallets ever since she came across a vibraphone being used as a storage table in her middle school jazz band closet.
This fascination has led her on tours throughout the U.S., Mexico, and Europe performing her original compositions to the accompaniment of rave reviews in numerous jazz, percussion, and other music publications for her playing, composing and recording. Jazziz lists Lalo among the top 20 fine vibists; Jazztimes, Downbeat, JazzWeek, the Village Voice, etc. have given kudos for her albums; and NPR did a feature interview with her on their Weekend Edition Sunday.
She has traveled to numerous colleges and universities throughout the U.S. as both a performer and clinician and often as an artist-in-residence.
After years of touring based in NYC, Lalo relocated to Los Angeles. She began recording on commercials such as AT&T, Cheerios, Lysol, Vonage and films such as “Insurgent”, "Don Jon” and “Shimmer Lake”. Since 2013, Lalo has been songwriting, recording, and producing as half of the award-winning children’s music duo “Freckleland” with powerhouse singer-songwriter Kyler England. The duo has received numerous prominent songwriting awards, is featured in the Photo/Memories App, and they are featured creators in the YouTube Kids App with over 2 million views on YouTube. Most recently, Lalo has been composing, recording, and producing a series of original music projects ranging from mallets + chamber orchestra to percussion ensemble to solo vibraphone pieces.
Her newest album, “Seeking Magic”, is slated for release in winter 2023.
Lalo endorses Vic Firth mallets and Alternate Mode, Inc.