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Lora Sherrodd

Although not many jazz musicians hail from Wyoming, Lora was surrounded by music in the college town of Laramie, Wyoming, where she grew up. Her mother is a bass guitarist, and Lora started singing, dancing, performing and studying music from a young age. She was especially drawn to jazz, with influences including Betty Carter, Nancy King and Carmen McRae. As an undergraduate, Sherrodd was the featured vocalist in the Wyoming Jazz Ensemble and appeared on a number of recordings, including the university’s “Winds of the Snowy's” as well as “All In” by John May. In addition to her strong vocals, Lora is a talented songwriter with many of her compositions surrounding feminsit themes. In 2019, she earned a grant to record her debut album, “287.” She is now currently based in Philadelphia where she continues to compose and perform at venues such as the Ladybug Music Festival and Chris’ Jazz Cafe.

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