"If you think you've heard it all.....check out Lori Andrews" - Bob James, jazz pianist. This CD is a collection of songs all written by Lori and reflecting her trips to South America and Central America. The bulk of the CD is latin instrumental jazz (Guate "Guatemala" Jam, Salsa Brava, Roatan, Snowcaps) however, there is a nice mixture of swing jazz also (Jungle Blues, Heaven on Earth, Yarapa Bop). This CD features several other instruments along with Lori's electric harp. Myrna Daniels of the LA Jazz Scene calls this "a very dynamic project".
Lori Andrews is a gifted and energetic performer who takes the harp beyond tradition and into the elements of jazz, fusion and R&B. Having 7 CDs to her credit, she has performed for Presidents Clinton and Ford, and the King and Queen of Spain, and has entertained a list of celebrities including Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra and Clint Eastwood.
Winner of the Jazziz Readers' poll as best harpist, Lori's band has been featured at various jazz festivals including Playboy, Long Beach, Newport Beach, Sacramento and Idyllwild. Backing entertainers such as Richard Dryfuss, Helen Hunt, Ashley Judd, Anne Heche and Charlize Theron, The Lori Andrews JazHarp Quartet is the house band every year at the Academy Awards Technical Achievement Division which is the evening that the first Oscar Award is given, playing award recipients on and off the stage. Lori's TV and movie appearances include: Beaches, In the Line of Fire, The Tonight Show, Mambo Kings, Drew Carey, Ally McBeal and MAD TV. "Lori has a unique style that captures the appeal of any audience. Hearing is believing!" -Scott Yanow, editor All Music Guide to Jazz.