"Lalo uses her music to open the doors to someplace ethereal and filled with kaleidoscopic color."
-Jennifer Layton
"While Lalo picks a few strategic moments to show her chops, it is totally refreshing to hear a vibraphonist who so beautifully shows off the lyrical quality of this instrument."
-Scott Herring (Percussive Notes Journal)
“Lalo’s tunes alternate their serene floating intents with funky fun.”
-Downbeat (John Ephland)




Lalo PhotoLalo, 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 unusual 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. Lalo has recorded on commercials such as AT&T, Cheerios, Lysol, Vonage and films such as Joseph Gordon-Levitt's "Don Jon”. After over ten years of touring based in NYC, she recently relocated to Los Angeles and is particularly enjoying recording in her mallet studio, co-writing songs, and soaking in the sunshine.

Lalo endorses Vic Firth mallets and Alternate Mode, Inc.