Miette LaPierre: Vocalist & Composer

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Miette performs a combination of jazz standards and original compositions. She is known for her vocal improvisation, sultry tone, and witty repartee on the bandstand. They have performed at venues such as The 1905, Vino Veritas, The Underground, The Aladdin, Mississippi Studios, The Hoxton, Show Bar, Goodfoot, Crystal Ballroom, The Hilton, and more. They also regularly perform background vocals for the math-themed funk group Mr. Vale’s Math Class.


In 2022, Miette graduated with a bachelors in Jazz Music Performance and a minor in Sexuality and Gender Studies at Portland State University. With the knowledge they have gained they aim to help make the Portland jazz scene a safer and more encouraging community for women, non-binary folx, queer and trans people, as well as other marginalized people. She enjoys facilitating conversations about how identity and music co-mingle and educating others on female and queer composers and performers throughout jazz history.


Outside of performing, Miette teaches private vocal and flute lessons, conducts choirs for Blueprint Arts, and teaches beginning and advanced bands for MUSE. Additionally, she enjoys music directing and conducting musicals. She is passionate about her work and encourages students of all ages to explore music they love. If you are interested in private vocal lessons or flute lessons you can email Miette at [email protected]