Lora Sherrodd is a Philadelphia based jazz vocalist, composer, and educator from Laramie, Wyoming. She graduated from the University of Wyoming in May of 2020 where she studied jazz voice under the direction of Ben Markley, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Music with an emphasis in jazz and a minor in African American and Diaspora Studies. While attending the University of Wyoming, Sherrodd was the featured vocalist in the Wyoming Jazz Ensemble. She is currently a graduate student attending Temple University, working towards her M.M in Jazz Studies. Sherrodd is a recent recipient of a 2020 Downbeat Student Music Award for outstanding vocal jazz solo in the graduate category.
Lora Sherrodd has had the opportunity to perform with many notable musicians such as Nate Werth at Dazzle in Denver with the University of Wyoming Steel Pan Band, Greg Osby with the Wyoming Jazz Ensemble, and Terell Stafford at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola with the Wyoming Jazz Ensemble in New York City.
Sherrodd is featured on a number of recordings including the University of Wyoming's Winds of the Snowy's, All In by John May and her debut album, 287.
In March of 2019, Sherrodd was awarded the University of Wyoming Arts and Sciences Summer Independent Study Award. Funding from this award went towards the making of her first debut album, 287. One of the recordings from this record has earned Sherrodd a 2019 Downbeat Magazine Student Music Award for outstanding jazz vocal solo.