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Michelle Lordi

Nov 19th 2017 @ Blu Jazz+

Akron, OH
I Was There
Sunday, November 19th, 2017
7:00 PM
Blu Jazz+
47 E Market St, Akron, OH 44308
This show will be a spectacular one as two dynamite musicians join forces! An evening with vocalist Michelle Lordi with special guest pianist Orrin Evans at BluJazz November 19, 2017 On her critically hailed 2015 album Drive, Michelle Lordi joined forces with some of jazz’s most celebrated players, particularly pianist/arranger Orrin Evans, who produced the project and accompanied her on a program of emotionally taut ballads. With her new album Dream a Little Dream, (slated for release on 10/09/2017) she delivers an intoxicating set of beloved standards with an illustrious cast of Philadelphia jazz veterans. A singer blessed with a sumptuous voice, Michelle Lordi turns each musical encounter into an emotionally charged communion, creating an exhilarating circuit between her voice, her collaborators and the audience. Whether she’s performing with Philadelphia or New York jazz legends, exploring experimental soundscapes, or delivering taut, mesmerizing pop ballads with ( soon to be Bad Plus) pianist Orrin Evans, Lordi is looking for those moments of discovery when the unfolding musical narrative reveals something new and unexpected. “An emotionally insightful performer with an arrestingly beautiful sound”-Andrew Gilbert, San Francisco Chronicle. “Singer Michelle Lordi has released a notable CD in Drive…She is Julie London intimate, Straight forward, clear and appropriately dreamy. Even so she builds up tension…The backing is perfect across the board and Orrin Evans does some wonderful, almost haunting, reharmonizations on “I Fall In Love Too Easily”. A very pleasant and understated album.” -Robert Rusch/Cadence Magazine July 2015 “Lordi’s singing is reminiscent of Chet Baker’s minimalist style, allowing for exceptional rapport between her and her instrumentalists. She is rapidly gaining a reputation as one of the finest singers on the circuit today, and Drive is a further illustration of her remarkable talent.” -Victor L. Schermer/ All About Jazz March 2015
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