Sam Martin

Founding Artistic Director of Cincinnati Song Initiative

Lori Laitman has single-handedly carved out the highest echelon of composers for the voice. Her naturalness and ease in weaving glorious lyricism must be a natural-born talent, and yet I know firsthand how tirelessly she works to find the perfection in each song. If ever there was someone we could trust to bring out the best in any text while simultaneously setting singer and pianist up for wild success, it would be Lori. The golden age of American song is all the richer with her unparalleled contributions to the genre, and I am grateful to witness her brilliance.