About Maggie Laird
Get to know Maggie Laird
Maggie Laird is a vocalist, pianist, and award-winning songwriter living on Vashon Island, in Washington state. She and her band perform festivals, nightclubs, theatres and cafes in the greater Northwest including venues in Seattle, Tacoma, Portland and Eugene. As an instructor she has taught piano and voice in her private studio since 1994, and in the Seattle area since 2011.
Since 1999 Maggie has been vocalist for the acclaimed Island Jazz Quintet, whose recordings garnered extensive national and international airplay. She is also the vocalist/pianist for Federal Way Symphony's Swing Band, which performs annually as part of the FWS season. She traveled to Nashville to record her first solo release, "One More Manhattan", a 5-song collection of originals which received rave reviews including a 5-star accolade in All About Jazz. The title track won First Place in the Jazz category at the 2018 International West Coast Songwriters Competition.
Maggie's work with children and teens is vast, as she has been Music Director for countless high school productions, and worked at Vashon Elementary School for ten years, providing piano accompaniment for an ongoing Third Grade music program.