Return to a stylish era of entertainment! Laura Shaffer, the Noir Nightingale, combines the glitz of Vintage Vegas, the glamour of Old Hollywood, and the music that made them fabulous. From the hot jazz and sultry blues of the "Gatsby" 1920s, to the classy swing and cool jazz of the 1940s and '50s, to the swinging Rat Pack hits of the early 1960s, she brings class, sass, charisma, professionalism, and the best musicians in Las Vegas to each and every event. Laura is a wonderful communicator and will work with you and your team to customize and make each event perfect. She wants your event to be as spectacular as you do!
Singer/recording artist Laura Shaffer was born and raised in Las Vegas, a second-generation performer, and started her professional show career at age 18. She studied three different instruments and a little dance in her youth, but finally found that singing was the way she could best convey her love for music to an audience. Honing her talents working on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and being mentored by show business industry veterans, she continues to perform in all of its major hotels: The Palazzo, Mandalay Bay, The Wynn, The Cosmopolitan, Bellagio, Four Seasons, Aria, etc., as well as popular off-Strip casino resorts such as The Hard Rock Hotel, The Palms, Red Rock Casino Resort, and Green Valley Ranch Resort. Her sold-out concert at Las Vegas’ nationally renowned performing arts venue, The Smith Center, was broadcast to subscribers around the world by Yamaha. She has opened for such icons as Tony Bennett, Bob Newhart, Wayne Newton, J Lo, and Donny and Marie, and was chosen as the single performer to represent Las Vegas in the Emmy-winning CNN show, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown “Las Vegas” episode.
She has entertained such diverse celebrity clientele as all-star quarterback Drew Bledsoe and Grammy + Oscar nominated tenor Andrea Bocelli at their own private parties. Having gathered an international, multigenerational fan base with her glamorous Old Hollywood look and her swinging & sultry take on the great jazz and swing standards, she also performs special engagements nationally and internationally, and has entertained at countless gala events, celebrity launches, corporate events, and charity benefits. From showrooms to ballrooms to lounges, from small combo to big band, the “Noir Nightingale” enchants both the eyes and the ears.
- "Sultry jazz singer and one-of-a-kind performer Laura Shaffer—the Noir Nightingale. A true entertainer, Shaffer is recognized not only for her musical talent, but her overall style and persona that effortlessly captures the glamour and allure of the Golden Era." - Yamaha Corporation of America