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Lori Hendrix

With a famous last name like Hendrix and raised in the same neighborhood that nurtured the likes of Nat King Cole, Quincy Jones, Earth, Wind & Fire's Maurice White, Ramsey Lewis, Chaka Khan and Minnie Riperton, it was only natural that Lori Hendrix would be interested in music.

Possessing vocals in the range of such musical divas as Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Celine Dion, Lori came from a musical household on both sides of her family including an aunt who enjoyed a jazz career in the 40's, an aunt who trained vocally with opera singer, Grace Bumbry, and a cousin whose single, "Whatchu Gonna Do With Me Now" became an iconic R&B single.

Lori spent her late 20's and early 30's performing in local blues and jazz bands on the South and North sides of Chicago before joining forces with Chicago musician/producer Michael "Mike" Dunn and becoming the first manager for the late House Music Queen, Kim English.

Lori put her own musical career on the back burner and took up management and publicist duties for the next two decades. This career shift led her to work with the Minnesota Black Music Awards festival with the likes of Minneapolis' best including: The Sounds of Blackness, Mint Condition, Alexander O'Neal and iconic music producers Jimmy "Jam" Harris and Terry Lewis.

In 2008, Lori created C-Style Events and added the title of entrepreneur to her resume. The past 14 years included working with some of entertainments brightest stars including: Common, Kelly Price, Christian McBride, Jordin Sparks, Omari Hardwick, Liv Warfield, Selina Albright and Chris Walker. In 2019, Walker enlisted the services of C-Style Events to handle public relations for his 2019 tribute album for his late boss, mentor and friend, Al Jarreau. The album garnered Walker Best Vocalist and Best Album nominations for the highly competitive 2020 Soul Tracks Music Awards.

During the 2020 pandemic shutdown of the entertainment industry, Lori began revisiting her own love of singing and songwriting and began the journey of crafting her "musical comeback."

Lori plans to release her first single, in November 2022 with plans to release her debut album "Hommage" in early 2023.



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