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We are visionaries in the music field with deep backgrounds in creating Jazz, Instrumental, Experiential, World Ethnic, Ballad and Tropical music. The range of talents that we've worked with throughout the years goes from Arturo Sandoval, Chucho Valdez, Ermeto Pascual, Silvio Rodriguez, Pablo Milanes, MacCoy Tiner, Quincy Jones, Rey Ruiz to Miles Peña and Orquesta de la Luz.


LORI BELL (USA)


BIOGRAPHY


Brooklyn native Lori Bell is a flutist and composer of admirable depth and broad musical sympathies. A resident of San Diego, she has contributed to the development of higher standards of performance while earning acclaim from both peers and critics for her artistry on stage and in recordings.  in 2011 Lori won a Global Music Award, the Award of Excellence for her depth of playing, composing and arranging.

Lori has studied with such esteemed pedagogues as Frederick Baker, Damian Bursill-Hall, Judith Mendenhall, Claude Monteux, and Phil Cohen.

Her debut on Discovery Records, "Love Will Win" with pianist Dave Mackay and bassist Andy Simpkins, received warm praise and four and a half stars (out of five) from the esteemed Leonard Feather and was selected on the Grammy list for Best New Artist in 1983. A second Discovery disc, "Take Me To Brazil", demonstrated her ability to maintain a high level of inspiration. This album featured the first of several fine original compositions and was enthusiastically given four stars by the Los Angeles Times in 1989.

Over the past 20 years, Ms. Bell’s many performances in venues such as the Wadsworth Theater, SOKA Performing Arts Center, and the Kennedy Center, established her reputation, among musicians and audiences alike, as a remarkably vital interpreter. A recent performance at The Vic was exemplary of this quality, prompting the critic for the L.A. Times to note that "Bell’s playing - on C flute and the lower, darker sounding alto flute - was gorgeous, filled with light and air on the ballads, briskly inventive on her bop-tinged improvisations".

In 1998, this artistic maturity was delightfully demonstrated with her stellar work with Dave Mackay and guitarist/vocalist Ron Satterfield in the trio INTERPLAY. Their self-titled first album was selected on the 1999 Grammy ballot in four categories, including Best Jazz Solo by Ms. Bell on Pat Metheny’s, "It’s Just Talk." The disc, which garnered four stars from Scott Yanow in Strictly Jazz magazine, also features her composition "Playing in The Snow", a waltz that skillfully combines an uncommon musicality with a fresh, intrinsic charm. 

After a 2004 date at "The Vic", the L.A. Times noted that INTERPLAY'S "constantly engaging set" rendered "the tunes with the collective enthusiasm and musicality that defines the work of this superlative ensemble".


Ms. Bell conveyed her special talents to a wider audience with her first solo endeavor, her eponymous CD. Released in 2002 on the Beezwax label, the "Lori Bell" album featured several fine arrangements of original compositions and standards. The Grammy Award panel recognized the album’s comprehensive excellence with selections in five categories, among them Best Instrumental Arrangement, Best Composition, and Best Instrumental Solo. The CD also won a 2011 Global Music Award.  "The GMA's Award of Excellence goes to Lori Bell for her album 'Lori Bell" which features music of depth and outstanding arrangements of original composition." 

In 2008, Lori signed with Resonance Records. The first CD, entitled "The Music of Djavan" was released in the fall and features such superb artists as pianist Tamir Hendelman, bassist David Enos, and drummer Enzo Todesco.  Praised as "...a rousing send up at the hands of one of the finest virtuoso flutists of our time" (Latin Jazz Network) and "a brilliant piece of discovery for jazz explorers."  (All Jazz Network), the disc also received a 2009 San Diego Music Award nomination for Best Jazz Album.  The newfound sympathy and inspired music making of this collaboration was most recently rendered in live performances in Los Angeles at Catalina Jazz Club, Crown Plaza LAX Jazz Club, Vitello's and a special performance for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Music Library.

An avid lover of chamber music, Lori performs regularly with The Rinaldi String Quartet, Caprice Strings, and The Cabrillo Orchestra. Her commitment to excellence is especially shown in the breadth of classical repertoire for flute and piano she has prepared and performed with her superior musical partner, Diane Snodgrass, over the last five years.  

In 1989 Ms. Bell headlined at the Gala for the National Flute Convention in San Diego and again in 2003 for the NFA held in Las Vegas.

Currently, Lori is touring a concert program called "From Bach to Bebop", and is teaching both classical technique and jazz improvisation as instructor of flute / jazz faculty at San Diego State University. 


LORI BELL & QUARTET

Genre: Contemporary, Balad and Jazz music

Price: $10,000 

Looking to hire Lori Bell for a corporate event, private party, fundraiser, gala, public concert, wedding, college, fair or festival worldwide?

Artistic Contracts makes it easy to get available dates, pricing and fees for booking Lori Bell

Fill out and the our simple Artistic Contracts and a booking agent who can assist you in booking Lori Bell will get back to you to discuss booking Lori Bell for your event.

Personal: 

  • Solist.

  • Piano.

  • Bass.

  • Drums.

  • 2 TMJ Staff.


LORI BELL  & "TRIO DE JANEIRO".

Award winning musicians Lori Bell, flutes – Ron Satterfield, guitar, vocals, piano, and percussionist Tommy Aros come together with a high energy Brazilian tinged, straight ahead trio with an original approach to jazz Standards, Brazilian, original compositions and folk music using a plethora of grooves from samba, swing, fusion, jazz modal, odd times and more.

“Three of today’s most highly evolved, spontaneously interactive musicians have collaborated… it’s hard to imagine a more synergistic gathering of virtuosity, freedom and the sheer joy of musical conversation.”

Genre: Contemporary, Balad and Jazz music

Price: $5.000. 

Looking to hire Lori Bell for a corporate event, private party, fundraiser, gala, public concert, wedding, college, fair or festival worldwide?

Artistic Contracts makes it easy to get available dates, pricing and fees for booking Lori Bell

Fill out and the our simple Artistic Contracts and a booking agent who can assist you in booking Lori Bell will get back to you to discuss booking Lori Bell for your event.

Personal: 

  • Solist.

  • Guitar & Piano.

  • Percussion.

  • 2 TMJ Staf

Want to talk about your event now? Give us a call at (786) 587-6733 and one of our booking agents will be happy help you immediately.

Our office is staffed from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST, Monday - Friday.


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DISCOGRAPHY

Brooklyn, NY native Lori Bell plays the C-flute and alto flute, and is a composer and interpreter of contemporary jazz, Brazilian, and neo-classical musics. Initially, Bell studied classical music with renowned instructors Frederick Baker,Damian Bursill-HallJudith MendenhallClaude Monteux, and Phil Cohen. But gravitating to jazz upon a move to California, Bell found a new home literally and figuratively. On her debut recording for the Discovery label, Love Will Win, she was accompanied by veterans -- pianist Dave Mackay and bassist Andy Simpkins -- garnering high marks from the dean of jazz critics Leonard Feather, and was nominated for a Grammy for best new artist in 1983. Her 1989 follow-up disc, Take Me to Brazil, covered another area of her passion with her own original compositions, and was given a great review by the Los Angeles Times. Over the years, Bell's live performances have included venues such as the Wadsworth Theater, the Neurosciences Institute, the Kennedy Center, and the Vic. In 1998, Bell reunited withMackay, joining guitarist/vocalist Ron Satterfield in the trio Interplay. Their self-titled first album was selected on the 1999 Grammy ballot in four categories, including best jazz solo. Her eponymously titled CD released in 2002 on the Beeswax label was again nominated by the Grammy award panel, who recognized Bell with selections in five categories, among them best instrumental arrangement, best composition, and best instrumental solo. As a collaborator, she has worked alongside West Coast artists William Aura, George Nelson, Kevin KochDuncan MooreChip Davis,Tom BarabasCheckfieldMike GarsonPeter SpragueChip DavisDavid EnosEllyn RuckerDennis Bono,Arturo VelascoEnzo TodescoTamir Handelman, and Angelo Metz. She has been featured at the 2003 annual conference of the National Flute Association, toured in a concert program called "From Bach to Bebop," and produced the recording The Music of Djavan for Resonance records in 2008. She has been teaching both classical technique and jazz improvisation as an instructor of flute at San Diego State University.

"Lori Bell"

"Lori Bell"

Lori Bell "The Music of Djavan"

Lori Bell "The Music of Djavan"

Lori Bell "Night Soliloquy"

Lori Bell "Night Soliloquy"

Lori Bell Trio "Higher Standards"

Lori Bell Trio "Higher Standards"

Lori Bell "Interplay"

Lori Bell "Interplay"


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