Acclaimed jazz vocalist Lori Williams turned a corner in 2017. In possession of a most impressive resume as a performing artist, educator, songwriter, producer, support vocalist and musical theater actress, her reputation and level of respect are top shelf and unimpeachable. However, Washington, D.C.-native Lori is electing to let her hair down to pursue a more relaxed passion path in the realms of the Quiet Storm and R&B-leaning Soul-Jazz. Kicking off this current (and surely to evolve) direction is a special double-A sided single “I Like the Way You Talk to Me” (which she co-wrote with prolific contemporary jazz producer/keyboardist Bob Baldwin) banded with a tasty remix edit of her recent cover of the Isaac Hayes gem “Déjà vu” (made famous in 1979 by Dionne Warwick). This single will lead into the forthcoming release of her fourth album, Out of the Box.
“Singer Lori Anne Wiliams, a dynamic presence throughout, offering exquisite wordless vocals . . .” - Bill Milkowski, JazzTimes “Lori Anne Williams, as always, her joy in singing is unshakable.” - Michael J. West, Washington City Paper
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