Posts Tagged ‘Lori Williams’

A passion for sharing jazz drives this DC-based singer, who tucks tours and club dates around her teaching at Washington’s Woodrow Wilson High School, where she is the Director of Vocal Music.

Raised by Baptist parents, Lori Williams’ first love was gospel; it was when she was at Hampton University that her tastes expanded to jazz. In 1988, Lori took a train to New York City to compete on TV’s “Showtime at The Apollo.” She sang “Summertime” from “Porgy & Bess.” “They had a viewing party on campus and everybody saw it,” Lori reminisces. “I felt like a superstar. The campus and my Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. are family to me…highly motivational.” Her distinctive “smoke-and-honey voice” (The Washington Post) has drawn invitations to perform with such stars as gospel’s Yolanda Adams, R&B’s Howard Hewett, Will Downing and Phil Perry, contemporary jazz master Stanley Jordan, traditional jazz icons Terri Lyne Carrington and Winard Harper, and tap dance sensation Savion Glover. Attucks Jazz Club fans can look forward to hearing great things from this singer, including love songs from her new 2018 album Out of the Box—all caressed by a voice that’s “warm and rich…and earthy as red clay” (Jazzweekly.com).

Saturday, November 10, 2018 – 8:00 PM

Virginia Arts Festival, Attucks Theatre, 1010 Church St, Norfolk, Virginia 23510

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For 3 days, the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival brings together on a stage in the Mexican Caribbean the greatest exponents of this fantastic musical genre. Come and enjoy the #JazzInParadise.

More about the line up here.

November 30 – December 02, 2018 – 7:30 PM

Mamita’s Beach Club, Calle 28 Nte., Centro, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico

Wind down the summer with good food, good music and good fun with our newest event: The End of Summer Dinner Jazz Cruise featuring Unit 3 Deep and Lori Williams.

Departing from The DC Southwest Wharf, come and enjoy a beautiful evening of cruising on the Potomac River on the Spirit of Washington.

Your Ticket Includes:
>>A three hour cruise on the Potomac River
>>Delicious dinner buffet with freshly prepared entrees, salads and desserts
>>Cash bar with premium liquors
>>Unlimited coffee, hot tea, iced tea and water
>>The best views of the Washington Monument, National Harbor, Old Town Alexandria and other D.C. sights

Get tickets here.

Friday, August 31, 2018 – 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

The Wharf – Southwest DC Waterfront, Spirit of Washington, 600 Water Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024

Daughter of Robert Williams and (the late) Myrtle W. Williams, Lori Anne Williams is the lead vocalist for two Washington-based jazz ensembles (Collaboration and Lori Williams and Friends), and featured vocalist on The Saltman Knowles Group and Sherry Winston’s CDs.

Lori has performed with many nationally-known recording artists such as Regina Belle, Eric Benet, Keter Betts, Tom Browne, Jerry Butler, Gene Chandler, N’Dea Davenport, Will Downing, David Dyson, Walter Hawkins, Nathan Heathman, William Hubbard, Allyn Johnson and Divine Order, Ben E. King, Debbie Kirkland, Ledisi, Marion Meadows, Maysa, Julia Nixon, Phil Perry, Lloyd Price, Ellie Saitoh and The Love Tambourines, Saltman Knowles Group, Spur of the Moment, Sylver Logan Sharp, The Sherelles, Gary Taylor, Tony Terry, Bobby Vee and The Vees, Andre Ward, Kim Waters, Caron Wheeler, Allyson Williams, Vanessa Williams, Vesta Williams, and Sherry Winston. She also has done extensive studio recording and commercial work on the East Coast, USA and Japan.