Recognised as one of Australia’s finest singers, Lily Dior has shared the stage with a remarkable list of outstanding musicians from Australia and around the world including, Oscar Castro Neves, Airto Moriera, Don Grusin, Dave Matthews, Jackie Orszaczky, Carl Orr, Jim Mullen, John Etheridge, Abe Laboriel, Alex Acuna, Mike Nock, Paul Grabowsky, Victor Lewis and Bill Evans (sax) amongst many others.
She’s performed at many of Australia’s best venues and festivals including The Opera House Concert Hall, Adelaide Festival Theatre, Melbourne Concert Hall, The State Theatre, Lyric Theatre, Sydney Town Hall, The Domain, Sydney Festival, Adelaide Cabaret Festival and toured and performed in Australia, Japan, Shanghai, Hong Kong, New York, Italy and Sicily most recently for Catania Jazz Festival.
Born to professional musicians who met and married in London (her father played guitar with Victor Feldman, Ralph Sharon, Jimmy Skidmore and Don Byas amongst others) Lily has been steeped in music her whole life, traveling the world from the tender age of two weeks with her parents as they sang and played their way through Europe, Asia and eventually Australia.
Returning to her roots, Lily has established herself as an in demand performer appearing at iconic London venues and festivals including Ronnie Scott’s, The 606 Club, Pizza Express Soho and Holborn, London Jazz Festival and Writtle Jazz Festival as well as Budapest Jazz Club.
With a band comprising some of London’s most in demand musicians Lily always takes her audience on a sonic adventure through her favourite soulful jazz and groove filled material.
Tonight Lily will be paying tribute to one of her favourite jazz singers and influences, the iconic Sarah Vaughan who’s sumptuous voice and vocal stylings set the jazz world on fire and redefined vocal jazz expression.
Vocals – Lily Dior
Piano – Gareth Williams
Bass – Geoff Gascoyne
Drums – Rod Youngs