Weaving her way through the highly competitive challenges of the entertainment industry, is not for the faint of heart. Lori Williams sat down with Lesley to share the journey she was courageous enough to traverse in pursuit of her dream to become a professional singer and musical performer.
Lori spent much of that long and winding path as an educator, teaching music to children in the school system. The harshness and sometimes violence of the lyric she heard them playing inspired Lori to develop a music program that has become an international sensation, ‘Positive Music for Positive Minds’. Lori shares stories of weaving teaching, building her organization, performing, developing 6 CD’s and parenting together into a live of music and passion.
Lori Williams is an acclaimed international Jazz and Soul vocalist. Lori is a performing artist, music educator, songwriter, producer, vocalist and musical theater actress. As a performing artist, Lori was nominated for a 2014 Helen Hayes Award as an Outstanding Lead Actress in a Resident Musical for her role as Ella Fitzgerald in “Ladies Swing the Blues: A Jazz Fable”. Lori has received letters of recognition for her performances by President Joseph Biden, Speaker of the House John Boehner, and Maryland Senator C. Anthony Muse. As an educator for over 25 years, Lori received many honors including Outstanding Music Teacher and the 2007 Superintendent’s Arts Teacher of the Year Award, and the 2010 Vincent E. Reed Teacher of the Year. Her organization – Positive Music for Positive Minds sees her touring Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Russia, Switzerland, Czech Republic, and Ukraine as well as Japan and across the USA, performing in festivals and conducting vocal jazz workshops.
Lori is the single mother of two. Each is pursuing education in their own expressions of performance.
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HEALING WITHIN, ECLIPSE OF THE SOUL BEHIND THE SMILES OUT OF THE BOX FULL CIRCLE A NEW BOOK – Found on LoriJazz.net, Pandora, Spotify, Amazon, Apple Music, YouTube, Tidal, & CDBaby.