Last year I stumbled into vocalist Lori Williams featured on a project by The Saltman Knowles Group titled “RETURN OF THE COMPOSER” on Pacific Coast Jazz. Meanwhile, back in October of this year I discovered she had a solo debut album appropriately called “HEALING WITHIN.” Nonetheless, it wasn’t until I received a giftcard for Christmas I finally was able to get up close and personal to listen this fabulous new record by the remarkable and talented LORI WILLIAMS. Now back to the drawing board, I need to rush over to Amazon and purchase “RETURN OF THE COMPOSER” by The Saltman Knowles Group to cap my appetite for off this mesmerizing, beautiful and amazing vocalist from DC! —Rob Young | The Urban Flux
**HEALING WITHIN is soulful, eloquent and refreshing LORI WILLIAMS scores a superb album that is simply flawless! It definitely goes on my list of top jazz albums for 2010**
Lori Williams -][- HEALING WITHIN – [Pacific Coast Jazz, 2010]
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.
She graduated from Hampton Institute University where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Media Arts. She is currently attending The University of the District of Columbia (Jazz Studies Major).
She is the proud mother of two talented and gifted children – daughter, Lauren Vanessa and son Yusef Khalil. She has two sisters, Robyn W. Carlin (Educator and Math Specialist) and Vanessa Williams (Gospel Recording Singer and Artist).
Lori was the former Director of Programs for the Best Friends Foundation. She also taught Music at Thomson Elementary School in Washington, DC. Currently, Lori is the General Music Teacher, Director of Choirs, and former Music Department Chairperson at Woodrow Wilson Senior High School (also in the District). Continue reading