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The Arts Council Presents: Evenings of Intimate Jazz with Lori Williams

February 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Internationally Acclaimed Vocalist & Executive Director/Founder of Positive Music for Positive Minds

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, business owner (PositiveMusicPM.org), and artist-in-residence with over 30 years of experience. Her annual vocal jazz tour and performances at music festivals have taken her around the world, allowing Lori to work with and mentor students on college campuses in the United States and abroad.

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. “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).

Lori currently has six independent CDs and released a single – “Too Late (It’s My Time)” – in June 2022.  Listen to and purchase her music on all streaming sites, LoriJazz.net and LoriJazz.com.



February 17
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center
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Gainesville, GA 30501 United States
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