Street Date: 10/11/2011
A respected jazz pianist, composer and educator, Lori, along with her husband Roger Spencer, has been living in the Nashville area since 1988. In addition to directing production shows and conducting musical theater, she has performed with artists such as Dizzy Gillespie, Red Holloway, Jimmy Smith, Cal Collins, Roy McCurdy, Terry Gibbs, Pete Christlieb, Ed Thigpen, Houston Person, Kevin Mahogany, Everett Greene, Kirk Whalum, Anthony Wilson, Ann Jillian, Edie Gorme and the McGuire Sisters.??
A native of Anderson Indiana, Lori received a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Lori and her husband Roger are the founders and she is currently the Executive Director of Nashville's first jazz school, The Nashville Jazz Workshop. Lori maintains a healthy balance between the Nashville Jazz Workshop, performing and writing.
CHRISTMAS IS COMING was a labor of love for Lori, having been a fan from childhood of the classic animated holiday special, A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS, with music by the late jazz great Vince Guaraldi. She captures the innocence and warmth of the original television soundtrack while also adding her own unique signature touch.