Like a breath of fresh air, Lois’ vocals mark her as one artist deserving wider recognition because of her superb talents. Highly Recommended. AllAboutJazz
Lois Deloatch Gomes’ career spans nearly three decades in the arts, philanthropy and community service. As a vocalist and songwriter, she has appeared in concert throughout the United States and internationally, written and lectured on jazz and jazz artists, and co-hosted a radio show. Lois has produced five recordings as leader: "Roots: Jazz/Blues/Spirituals," and "Hymn to Freedom: Homage to Oscar Peterson," which garnered international accolades including selection as one of the Top 10 CDs of 2008 by JazzTimes Magazine’s music critic Owen Cordle. The recording featured Chicago-based pianist Willie Pickens and legendary drummer Ed Thigpen.
A sparking vocalist/lyricist/composer. Jazz Review
Her concerts, lectures, and workshops offer an engaging and captivating mix of musical styles and perspectives, ranging from sparsely arranged traditional blues and Americana to complex, contemporary jazzcompositions.
Lois earned a Bachelor of Arts from UNC–Chapel Hill and the Masters of Arts from Duke University. She has received numerous awards and honors, including an Emerging Artist Award, the Lamplighter/Shirley Caesar Community Service Award and the Indy Arts Award. In addition to her artistic endeavors, she has enjoyed a long career as a professional fundraiser and philanthropy advisor, and she volunteers for several organizations and causes. "Peace. Love. Respect for Everybody!" Baba Chuck Davis