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Old Dominion University


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FREE Master Class: Lori Williams, Jazz Vocalist

Department of Music
Room 1201, Diehn Center
Friday, Nov 9, 2018 at 1:00 PM (ET) to Friday, Nov 9, 2018 at 3:00 PM (ET)

The Virginia Arts Festival and the Old Dominion University Department of Music present clinics featuring various artists appearing as part of the Jazz at the Attucks Series:

Join jazz vocalist Lori Williams as she works with musicians from ODU and area schools. Williams will provide feedback to student groups and share musical and professional tips and advice as well as experiences based on her career.

A passion for sharing jazz drives this DC-based singer, who tucks tours and club dates around her teaching at Washington’s Woodrow Wilson High School, where she is the Director of Vocal Music. Raised by Baptist parents, Lori Williams’ first love was gospel; it was when she was at Hampton University that her tastes expanded to jazz. In 1988, Lori took a train to New York City to compete on TV’s “Showtime at The Apollo.” She sang “Summertime” from “Porgy & Bess.” “They had a viewing party on campus and everybody saw it,” Lori reminisces. “I felt like a superstar. The campus and my Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. are family to me…highly motivational.” Her distinctive “smoke-and-honey voice” (The Washington Post) has drawn invitations to perform with such stars as gospel’s Yolanda Adams, R&B’s Howard Hewett, Will Downing and Phil Perry, contemporary jazz master Stanley Jordan, traditional jazz icons Terri Lyne Carrington and Winard Harper, and tap dance sensation Savion Glover. Attucks Jazz Club fans can look forward to hearing great things from this singer, including love songs from her new 2018 album Out of the Box—all caressed by a voice that’s “warm and rich…and earthy as red clay” (

This event is free and open to the public.

Tickets for the Nov. 10 live show with Lori Williams and the John Toomey Trio at the Attucks Jazz Club are available at!

Exchange Policy

All ticket orders must be accompanied by payment and are nonrefundable. Exchanges may be made if requested no later than 48 hours prior to the performance for which the ticket was purchased. Exchanges are not available for discounted tickets.

Event Location
1339 W 49th Street Norfolk 23529 VA

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