061913 Jazz singer Gabriela Martina at Pitman's Freight Room Thursday night (192)

LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room at 94 New Salem Street in Laconia will host an upcoming star jazz singer Gabriela Martina on Thursday, June 20 at 8 p.m.
Admission $12, doors open at 7:30 p.m. and Pitman's is a BYOB venue.
Martina a native of Switzerland, was onstage for the first time at the age of five with her family as a traditional Swiss yodel group. After studying at the Jazzschool in Lucerne, she moved to Boston to study at the renowned Berklee College of Music in 2008 while still performing with among others funk bands Talking Loud and Soulvirus, the pop rock group PinkBliss, the electro/urban trio aromat, an a cappella duo called not2help and her own jazz duo featuring pianist Luzia von Wyl. In 2009, she was invited to sing at the Sure Voice Competition at the Montreux Jazz Festival with Lee Ritenour's band.
Gabriela released her critically acclaimed debut album Curiosity in 2010, which included "Ain't Nobody", a finalist of the ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer Awards 2012. Gabriela performs regularly around the US East Coast and Europe with her group which includes Alex Bailey on drums, Kyle Miles on bass, Jussi Reijonen on guitar and Jiri Nedoma on piano.