DC's Songbird Lori Williams comes home for the holidays!
Acclaimed international Jazz vocalist Lori Williams has a most impressive resume as a performing artist, music educator, songwriter, producer, musical theater actress, radio host, business owner (PositiveMusicPM.org), and artist-in-residence with over 30 years of experience. Her annual vocal jazz tour and performance at music festivals have taken her to Europe (Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Russia, Switzerland, Czech Republic, and Ukraine), Japan, British Virgin Islands, and across the USA. Her vocal jazz artist residencies have allowed her to work with and mentor students on college campuses in the United States and abroad.
As a veteran vocal music educator and private vocal coach, Lori's received many honors for her contributions to the arts, including The Atlanta Chapter of the National Hampton Alumni Association’s 2023 Excellence in Arts and Entertainment Award, Outstanding Music Teacher in the October 2000 issue of Teaching Music, the 2007 Superintendent's Arts Teacher of the Year, and the 2010 Vincent E. Reed Teacher of the Year. Lori was nominated for a 2014 Helen Hayes Award as an Outstanding Lead Actress in a Resident Musical for her role as Ella Fitzgerald. Lori has received letters of recognition for her performances by President Joseph Biden, Speaker of the House John Boehner, and Senator C. Anthony Muse. Immersed in traditional jazz from an early age and earning a B.A. in Mass Media Arts from Hampton University, she hosts a weekly radio program on JazzRadioWETF.org - "Collector's Choice With Lori Williams". Her weekly broadcast focuses on women in jazz, the international scene and young performers dedicated to the roots and traditions of the music. Lori is also the producer and host of Sunday Jazz Lounge at St. James Live! Jazz club in Atlanta, Georgia (stjamesliveatl.com).
For over three decades, Lori Williams has had the honor of working with many notable artists as lead, background, studio session, and guest vocalist including Yolanda Adams, Regina Belle, Tom Browne, Jonathan Butler, Terri Lyne Carrington, Will Downing, George Duke, Nathan East, Winard Harper, Stanley Jordan, Kindred the Family Soul, Maysa, Najee, Phil Perry, Lloyd Price, Gerald Veasley, Vesta Williams, Angela Winbush, et. al. Lori currently has six independent CDs, released a single - "Too Late (It's My Time)" - in June 2022 (produced by Chris Davis), and is working on her seventh project. Listen to and purchase her music on all streaming sites, and LoriJazz.com.