Lori Andrews

Lori Andrews

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandJazzAdult Contemporary

If you think you've heard it all, check out Lori Andrews, who double-handedly, redefines the possibilities of the harp and turns it into a funky jazz instrument. Incredible! She's the rhythm, the bass, the melody, all intertwined in a way that you just have to see and hear to believe! BOB JAMES

Biography

With the release of her eighth CD "After Hours", which is now an award winning CD, rising rapidly on the smooth jazz charts, Lori Andrews continues to push the boundaries of what the harp can do, bridging the gap between traditionalism and contemporary jazz. Having distribution in Japan (Kanzen Records) and recently obtained distribution in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belguim, Luxembourg and The Netherlands (Laika Records) she has become a mainstay of the festival circuit - wowing audiences worldwide with performances and interviews. A past winner of the Jazziz Readers poll as best jazz 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 Dryfuss, Helen Hunt, Ashley Judd, Anne Heche 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 and her quartet have been featured at the Playboy Jazz Festival, the Long Beach Jazz Festival, and the Sacramento Jazz Festival as well as performing for presidents Clinton and Ford and the king and queen of Spain. Lori's unique style has been heard for years with artists such as Luther Vandross, Gerald Levert, Mary J. Blige, Ruben Studdard, Michael Paulo, Mary Mary and Sygnature. Now she brings her passion for life and lust for music to you through this CD. Check out "After Hours" to experience her un-bridled energy equalled only by her concert appearances.

VIDEOS:
INTERVIEW:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Lc5aOTkfX0
FESTIVAL FOOTAGE:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnRPX7nGjpE
MAD TV SKIT:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dtfkhsx28ds

“Lori has a unique style that captures the appeal of any audience. Hearing is believing!” -Scott Yanow, editor All Music Guide to Jazz.

Lori's JAZZ FESTIVAL APPEARANCES include:
The Playboy Jazz Festival
The Long Beach Jazz Festival
The Newport Beach Jazz Festival
The Sacramento Jazz Festival
The Rochester International Jazz Festival
The Poppy Festival
The Idyllwild Jazz Festival

Lori's ON CAMERA FILM CREDITS include:
Mambo Kings
Beaches
Bird
In the Line of Fire

Lori's HARP COACHING AND RECORDING FOR TV include:
Adrian VonVorhees (Michael McKean) the musical director for Jiminy Glick (Martin Short)
Drew Carey's boss (Mr. Wick) plays his harp (Yep that's me playing Eminem at Drew's Hospital bed!)
Alex Borstein as "The Mad Harpist" on The Gilmore Girls (Yep, that's me playing "Ironman" on the harp!")

Lori's ON CAMERA TELEVISION CREDITS include:
The Tonight Show
BET-TV
House band for the Academy Awards
(Oscar Award) for Technical Acheivement
The American Comedy Awards
MAD TV as "Lady Lori"
Ally McBeal
Melrose Place
Living Single
Dynasty
Dallas
Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous
Superman
The Tracy Ulman Show
Designing Women
General Hospital
Hotel
Golden Girls
Lolden Palace
Fame LA
Sinatra (made for TV movie)
Tangled Web (made for TV movie)
Happily Ever After (made for TV movie)

Lori's LIVE PERFORMANCES:
President Bill Clinton
President and Betty Ford
The King & Queen of Spain
Frank Sinatra
Steven Speilberg
Clint Eastwood
Barbra Streisand
Jack Nicholson
Natalie Cole
Oprah Winfrey's 50th birthday
Maria Shriver
Nancy Reagan
Diane Sawyer
Rosanne Barr
Anne Heche
Ellen Degeneres
Helen Hunt
Richard Dryfuss
Ashley Judd
Selma Hayek
Burt Bacharach
Carol Bayer-Sager
Bette Midler
Elizabeth Taylor
Lee Iacocca
David Crosby's wedding
Dick Clark
Bea Arthur
Brooke Shields
Cliff Robertson
Caroline Rhea
Camryn Manheim's baby shower
Lionel Ritchie

Discography

BAND:
After Hours
Pulling Strings
No Strings Attached
Suspended
Going Home (thoughts of Christmas)

SOLO HARP:
Swinging Strings -all swing tunes
Bossame Mucho -all latin tunes
A Jazz Harp Christmas

www.JazHarpRecords.com

Set List

We usually feature music from our latest CD release.