Lily Dior (vocals)
Tim Lapthorn (piano)
Since settling in London Australian Jazz/Soul singer Lily Dior has gone from strength to strength gaining a reputation as an exciting new voice on the scene.
Gifted with a rich expressive sound Lily has drawn comparisons in the U.K. to Cleo Laine and is a regular at venues such as Ronnie Scott's, the 606 Club, Pizza Express and The Hideaway where she has recently finished her second year of performances including the annual Christmas show, Aretha Franklin show and a tribute to the great ladies of jazz Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald.
In demand for her warm engaging stage presence and stylistic versatility Lily has fast made a name for herself with British audiences and has been invited back to the Budapest Jazz Club after a sell out show in 2016.
There have been many influences over the years but tonight Lily will be focusing on two of her favourites, Sarah Vaughan and Nina Simone with an intimate glimpse into some of their best material with pianist extraordinaire Tim Lapthorn.
Lily has performed at major festivals across Australia and New Zealand including the Sydney Festival, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Wellington International Jazz Festival, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Christchurch Jazz Festival and Wangaratta Festival of Jazz where she was a finalist at The National Jazz Awards led by a panel of international judges including Kurt Elling, Laurence Hobgood, and Sheila Jordan.