Flutist, Pianist, Composer, Educator
Winner Global Music Awards
"Brooklyn Dreaming" - Downbeat Top 10 'Editors Pick' January 2016
Bell’s playing is lithe and energetic, her lines unspooling with ease. But she’s also an improvisational shapeshifter. On “Times Squared,” she transitions seamlessly between rapidly tongued staccato blasts and relaxed legato sighs. On “Streets Of New York,” she skips from hardnosed modal lines to graceful swing motifs with a clean, collected assurance. Brian Zimmerman - Downbeat January 2016
Bell flaunts prodigious chops on both C flute and alto flute,
though her pen might be
mightier than her sword. Her Originals all reveal a wide harmonic palette, a sophisticated rhythmic sensibility and a refined sense of dynamics, along with an urge to swing.
Bill Milkowski - Downbeat March 2016
"Visionary, transcendent pieces. The standard for a flute-led album” Jazz da Gama
Bell glides, glows, and runs up and down her flute in seemingly effortless fashion throughout. Brooklyn Dreaming is a tight and classy affair that furthers Bell's fine reputation.
All About Jazz
This is a creative work that ‘swings’ and purrs, showcasing her virtuosity and hard core improvisational skills.
Dee Dee McNeil
“Fast, in-your-face, loquacious, but friendly and swinging. Bell finds the mood, explores the variations, makes it all swing, her notes precise and rounded, fleeting and wild in their spirit.”
San Diego Troubadour
"Lori Bell uses flute and composing skills to great reward...
As rewarding as Nathan’s Famous.” Jazz Weekly