Over the past decade, guitarist Trey Wright and vocalist Laura Coyle have established themselves as first-call musicians on the Atlanta jazz scene. They joined forces in 2017 to form the Laura Coyle and Trey Wright Duo. United by their love of classic jazz pairings including Joe Pass and Ella Fitzgerald and Tuck and Patti, the duo performs a unique repertoire of jazz standards, Brazilian music and contemporary songs by their favorite songwriters.
On any given night, the duo plays an entertaining and eclectic mix of music by Cole Porter, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Hoagy Carmichael, Dolly Parton and Joni Mitchell. The duo has performed at the Athens Jazz Festival, the Roswell Arts Festival, Morgan Hall at Kennesaw State University, and Agnes Scott College.
LAURA COYLE- has been a featured performer twice at the Atlanta Jazz Festival. Peter Merrett, of PBS Melbourne Australia remarked, “A stunning voice, wonderful phrasing on these classic standards breathing new life into every word.”
TREY WRIGHT- co-founded the Athens/Atlanta based jazz band Squat, a six-time winner of Best Jazz Band at the Flagpole Athens Music Awards. As a composer, Trey’s music has been heard on NPR’s All Things Considered. Trey is also a Senior Lecturer of Jazz Studies at Kennesaw State University.