Lori Derr with The George Turner Trio

Lori Derr with The George Turner Trio

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Lori Derr delivers a song with sophistication and heartfelt emotion. Described by listeners as “subtly soulful”, “elegant and smoky”, Lori’s vocal performances are backed by the full inventive sounds of The George Turner Trio, resulting in an experience evocative of candlelight and romance.

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Biography

Lori’s sultry tones are backed by the full inventive sounds of The George Turner Trio, resulting in an experience evocative of candlelight and romance.

Deep feelings for Jazz and its opportunities for interactive, creative communication among musicians inform Lori's performances. This singer’s love of singing and her intimate experience of Jazz are at the core of her connection to the audience. Lori's style is influenced by her favorite ladies of Jazz including the genius of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughn, the soulful wisdom of Nancy Wilson, the Brazilian bossa style of Astrud Gilberto, and the intriguing modern phrasing of Diana Krall. On gigs, Lori enjoys singing a mix of lively Jazz standards, Latin and Brazilian favorites, originals, and intimate, tender ballads.

Lori comes to Jazz by way of a strong background in classical music both as a singer and violinist. Although she spent many years pursuing the more structured format of classical music in orchestras, choruses and small chamber ensembles, the desire to use her voice as her only instrument and immerse herself in the language of Jazz rhythms and emotional nuances has brought her to focus solely on the challenges and rewards of the Jazz idiom.

Lori's musical collaborator George Turner offers up jazz guitar playing filled with mellifluous round tones, influenced by the masters of the archtop jazz guitar such as Wes Montgomery, George Benson, and Grant Green. In Turner’s hands, these influences , as well as his own deep musical sensibilities, are woven together to produce a rich personal sound.

Website: www.loriderr.com

Lyrics

Play Del Sol

Written By: Lori Derr/George Turner

Nuestro amor es mas profundo del mar
Es mas brilliante del sol
Es mas grande que el cielo
Y fertile como la tierra negra

Nuestro amor nos une
El amor sin fin nos hace crecer
Por toda la eternidad
Viviremous enamorados

Our hearts beat together
Even when we’re apart
Souls touch and run on forever

El amor es la verdad
Y milagrosa

El amor crece entre nosotros
El amor sin fin nos hace crecer
Por toda la eternidad
Viviremous enamorados

Discography

Lori Derr with the George Turner Trio
...the way you look tonight... Dec. 2003

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Radio airplay on WTJU, Charlottesville, VA
"This Can't Be Love"
"Our Love is Here to Stay"
"Night and Day"
"Summer Samba"
"Playa Del Sol"

Set List

On live performances, Lori enjoys singing a mix of lively jazz standards, Latin and Brazilian favorites, as well as intimate, tender ballads. Here are some examples of a typical set list.

BALLADS
At Last
All The Way
Body and Soul
Misty
My One and Only Love
My Funny Valentine
Naima
Lonnie's Lament (original lyrics)
Someone to Watch Over Me
What are You doing the Rest of Your Life
The Very Thought Of You
The Nearness of You
Moon River
Lover Man ....

MEDIUM TEMP (blues feel)
Willow Weep for Me
What a Wonderful World
Georgia
Summertime....

SWING
Beyond the Sea
Our Love Is Here to Stay
Exactly Like You
It Had to be You
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
In Your Own Sweet Way (original lyrics)
Satin Doll
Fly Me to the Moon
Let's Fall In Love
The Way You Look Tonight
They Can't Take That Away from Me
This Can’t Be Love
I Could Write a Book
Lullaby of Birdland
You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To....

LATIN
Agua De Beber
Corcovado
Chega De Saudade
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