“An emotionally insightful performer with an arrestingly beautiful sound”-Andrew Gilbert, San Francisco Chronicle.
Philadelphia native jazz vocalist Michelle Lordi has received international accolades and heavy rotation on jazz radio stations far & wide for her 2015 recording project, “Drive” and third album, “Dream A Little Dream” ( released October 2017). Michelle's profound love of the music she chooses to sing and the musicians she creates with is evident in every note of her vividly expressive and elegantly communicative voice. Michelle has performed many top rated performance venues, Jazz clubs and festivals such as the Mann Music Center, The Kimmel Center, Birdland (NYC) , Cornelia Street Café ( NYC) DazzleJazz (Denver, CO) , BluJazz ( Akron, OH) Bop Stop ( Cleveland, OH) Cliff Bell's(Detroit, MI) and is poised to tour more extensively with her current project, “Dream A Little Dream”. Michelle is currently a Teaching Artist in with the Kimmel Center's Jazz Standards program, performing for & teaching students in the Philadelphia School system.Michelle is cofounder of Bandwagon Excursions & has also curated several musical events in the Philadelphia area and beyond- including a seasonal jazz series at the Abington Art Center (2014-2016), Barnstock; a concert series for jazz and experimental music (2015), and a weekly jazz session at Vintage Bar & Grill which has become one of Philadelphia's most treasured jazz sessions for students and professionals alike (2014-present).