A respected jazz pianist, composer and educator, Lori, along with her husband Roger Spencer, has been residing in the Nashville area since 1988. In addition to directing production shows and conducting musical theatre, she has performed with artists such as Dizzy Gillespie, Red Holloway, Jimmy Smith, Cal Collins, Roy McCurdy, Terry Gibbs, Pete Christleib, Edie Gorme, Bobby Militello, Kirk Whalum and Donna McElroy. A native of Anderson Indiana, Lori received a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana. . Lori's first CD, 'Welcome to Brazil' was nominated for' Best Jazz Album of the Year' by the Nashville Music Awards in 1997. In 2003, Lori's second CD, 'Shiny Stockings, rose to #26 jazz charts. She is currently signed with Village Square Records, where she has just completed recording a Brazillian Christmas album which is scheduled for release in December, 2005. Lori and her husband Roger are the founders and directors of Nashville's first jazz school, The Nashville Jazz Workshop.
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