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Combining unique clarity and grace with subtle emotional depth and eclectic tastes, Philadelphia-based vocalist Michelle Lordi challenges the standard idea of what a jazz singer is. Lordi offers a unique mix of conventional and unconventional, traditional and modern, with a broad range of interests and influences. On her breakthrough CD, Drive (2015), Lordi takes listeners on a captivating personal journey, mining ten favorites from her varied repertoire of American Songbook classics and modern pop hits. Drive was well received by critics and received extensive radio airplay both nationally and internationally.
Lordi grew up in the Philadelphia area. Her upcoming CD, Dream A Little Dream is a reflection on the joy of her experience working regularly over the past few years with Philadelphia jazz treasures Tenor Saxophonist Larry McKenna & Guitarist Sonny Troy. Troy & McKenna have been making music together for more than 65 years and have backed stars such as Frankie Avalon, Rosemary Clooney, Frank Sinatra and Peggy Lee. Larry McKenna plays on and wrote all the arrangements for Dream A Little Dream, which he tailored to highlight Michelle’s elegant approach to these finely curated standards from the American Songbook.
Michelle is becoming a regular presence on stages in and around Philadelphia, Denver and NYC playing clubs and jazz festivals and cabarets. She has appeared in ” Top 50 “clubs such as DazzleJazz ( CO) Smoke, Metropolitan Room, Maureen’s and Birdland (8/17) (NY). She’s parlayed those experiences into her live shows and albums Drive and Dream A Little Dream, which provide evidence of her profound love of the music in every note of her vividly expressive and elegantly communicative voice.
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