“Lori Williams' sensual surround sound vocals are like three lovers in your ears and mind at the same time.” – A. Scott Galloway (Music Journalist)
“It’s stunning, supple, subtle, sumptuous, soulful music—let’s call that the five S’s of Lori Williams, shall we?” Michael J. West (Jazz Critic)
Lori Williams comes home for the holidays to share jazzy cheer! Lori will sing holiday classics and some favorites from her acclaimed CDs. Don’t miss it!
Acclaimed international Jazz vocalist Lori Williams has a most impressive resume as a performing artist, music educator, songwriter, producer, musical theater actress, radio voice announcer, and business owner (PositiveMusicPM.org), 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.
As a veteran educator and private vocal coach, Lori’s received many honors including Outstanding Music Teacher, 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.
For over three decades, Lori Williams has had the honor of working with many notable artists as lead / background / studio session / guest vocalist including Oleta Adams, Yolanda Adams, David Archuleta, Eric Benet, The Blackbyrds, Norman Brown, Tom Browne, Peabo Bryson, Chuck Brown, Wayne Bruce, Jerry Butler, Jonathan Butler, Paul Carr, Terri Lyne Carrington, TC Carson, Gene Chandler, Renato Chicco, Stanley Clarke, Nick Colionne, Collaboration, Michael Colyar, Adrian Crutchfield, Chris “Big Dog” Davis, John Davis, John Di Martino, Will Downing, Joris Dudli, George Duke, Nathan East, Rodney Edge, Troy Sol Edler, Kevon Edmonds (After 7), Jorel “JFLY” Flynn (HBIYD), Derrick Gardner, James Genus, Savion Glover, Chelsey Green, Slide Hampton, Winard Harper, Christian Havel, Walter Hawkins, Howard Hewett, W. Weldon Hill, Tony Hightower, Jessy J, Al Johnson, Allyn Johnson (Divine Order), Marcus Johnson, Stanley Jordan, Kindred the Family Soul, Ben E. King, Saltman Knowles Group, Rayshun LaMarr, Lavahi, Dee Lucas, Timmy Maia, Alex Malheiros (Azymuth), Maysa, Daniel McClain (After 7), Frank McComb, Marion Meadows, Najee, Milan Nikolic, Julia Nixon, Phil Perry, Robert E. Person, Anne Phillips, Lloyd Price, Chuck Redd, Althea Rene, Ellie Saitoh and The Love Tambourines, Sylver Logan Sharp, John Toomey, Tony Terry, Unit 3 Deep, Gerald Veasley, Chris Walker, Kim Waters, Anthony Wellington, Bernhard Wiesinger (Poysdorf All-Stars), Vesta Williams, Angela Winbush, Sherry Winston, Frederic Yonnet, et.al.
Lori currently has six independent CDs; and recently released a single and official music video - “Too Late (It’s My Time)” - in 2022. Listen to and purchase her music on all streaming sites and LoriJazz.com.