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.
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.
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Bell's playing on C flute and the lower, darker-sounding alto flute is gorgeous, filled with light and air on ballads. Briskly inventive on her bop tinged improvisations. - Los Angeles Times
One of the finest flute virtuoso's of our time. - Latin Network
It's hard to imagine a more synergistic gathering of virtuosity, freedom and the sheer joy of musical conversation. - Bird Magazine
Brooklyn Dreaming is going to be recognised as the standard for a flute-led album. - Raul da Gama
San Diego, CA
Willing to teach
Intermediate to advanced students
Lori Bell is an Instructor of Flute at San Diego State University in Classical Technique and Jazz Improvisation.
She is currently accepting students privately and through San Diego State University.
Ms. Bell has over 20 years of worldwide teaching experience and concentrates on classical technique, jazz improvisation, theory & harmony.
She specializes in imagery concepts - a technique that can help free the flutist of technical difficulties in tone production, projection and color-to more fully develop expression while overcoming common interpretive constraints and obstacles