San Diego State flute instructor, Lori Bell, received an Award of Excellence from the Global Music Awards for "The Lori Bell Album."
“It’s nice to be recognized for my writing and arranging, in addition to my flute-playing,” Bell said. “A lot of people just think of me as a flute-player, which I am, but that is just part of what I do.”
The Global Music Awards is a worldwide competition that honors musicians in various categories. Musicians can submit any single song or full album of their choice.
About the album
"The Lori Bell Album" was released in 2002 and received Grammy nominations in five categories, including:
- Best Instrumental Arrangement
- Best Composition
- Best Instrumental Solo
“When my album was released, I didn’t even know about the Global Music Awards,” said Bell. “It’s great that it can be appreciated so many years later.”
Bell chose to enter "The Lori Bell Album" instead of one of her more recent music because it showcases her original work. Since then, Bell has released an album of jazz standards, "Higher Standards," and "The Music of Djavan," which received a San Diego Music Award nomination for Best Jazz Album.
Currently, Lori is touring a concert program, “From Bach to Bebop,” and teaches classical technique and jazz improvisation at San Diego State University.