Saturday, June 30, 2007

Jazz Harpist Lori Andrews New CD

Well?? It's here!! Lori Andrews and Bart Somalis's New CD. This CD takes on a life of it's own! With Lori and Barts wonderful composition of Jazz, fusion, and Rythym and Blues all on one CD. Listen to the sounds of a City At Night, with a fusion of color, Jazz, and Sahmba, or a City asleep at night with beautiful relaxing notes. I LOVE the variety it has to offer, and am thrilled that Lori asked me to do the artwork for it. This artwork is a bit different from my style, as I tend to be a more realistic painter, but felt it needed a surrealisticness to it, as Lori's ability to take the normal melancholy harp to a new and heightened realhm of excitement, I wanted to portray that same feeling that she eludes in the harp.

You will find bits and pieces of Lori's wonderful masterpieces of composition on my newly updated website, thanks to the highly talented Web Designer, Steve Andrews @ Digitally Tailored by Please take a moment to visit Lori's Andrews the "other" Lori Andrews's website to purchase your bit of heaven for your ears and listen for yourself how Lori turns the harp into her own Persona.

Lori Andrews is a gifted and energetic performer who takes the harp beyond tradition and into the elements of jazz, fusion and R&B. Having 7 CDs to her credit, she has performed for Presidents Clinton and Ford, and the King and Queen of Spain, and has entertained a list of celebrities including Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra, Oprah Winfrey (50th birthday) and Clint Eastwood. Winner of the Jazziz Readers poll as best harpist, Lori's band has been featured at various jazz festivals including Playboy, Long Beach, Newport Beach, Sacramento and Idyllwild. Backing entertainers such as Richard Dreyfuss, Helen Hunt, Ashley Judd, Anne Heche, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Garner and Charlize Theron, The Lori Andrews JazHarp Quartet is the house band every year at the Academy Awards Technical Achievement Division which is the evening that the first Oscar Award is given, playing award recipients on and off the stage. Lori's TV and movie appearances include: Beaches, In the Line of Fire, The Tonight Show, Mambo Kings, Drew Carey, Ally McBeal and MAD TV. "Lori has a unique style that captures the appeal of any audience. Hearing is believing!" -Scott Yanow, editor All Music Guide to Jazz.

In collaboration and friendship from having found one another as Lori Andrews, I was asked to paint the artworkd for her new and upcoming CD. Artwork and specifics to be uploaded here when it's complete. So stay tuned.

Here is her Fabulous website: Please take a look -


Joan said...

I'll be waiting for an update, Lori & Lori.

Art by Betty Refour said...

gosh i was thinking this was your cd the whole time:0 not realizing you have the same name. wonderful - keep us posted.

Lori Andrews said...

Joan and Betty.. Coming Soon :)