Vocalist Michelle Lordi would love to tell you a story, so sit back, pour yourself a cocktail and listen. That story you hear will be sung with cool, uncorrupted understatement that swings with a clear, warm, seductive voice that is lovely and unforgettable.
So many jazz singers today have forgotten the importance of the lyric and original melody. Michelle lives by these principles and as a result the music she creates with her fabulous band is pure, sweet and beautiful.
Michelle is receiving national and international acclaim for her recently released CD, “Drive”, which was produced by and features pianist Orrin Evans. “Drive” takes listeners on a captivating personal journey, mining favorites from her varied repertoire of American Songbook classics and modern pop hits. Drive is currently being played on more than 100 Jazz radio stations across the US and internationally. Lordi has become a regular presence in local/regional jazz clubs, and has performed with pianists Orrin Evans, Eric Gunnison, Mike Frank, Michael Kanan, tenor saxophonist Larry McKenna, trumpeter/trombonist John Swana, Vibraphonist Tony Miceli and guitarists Sonny Troy,Tim Motzer & Jimmy Bruno. She has performed at the Philadelphia Art Museum, SMOKE Jazz & Supper Club in NYC, The Metropolitan Room in NYC, DazzleJazz in Denver, CO , Harlem Jazz in Barcelona, Spain, Chris’ Jazz Café in Philadelphia and many other fine jazz clubs and musical venues.