Lily Dior

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Riverside Theatres in association with Sydney Festival presents

Lily Dior

Venue Courtyard
Dates 01 January 1970

As part of the 2008 Sydney Festival, Riverside Theatres will present three of Sydney’s most sensational jazz singers in three unforgettable concerts in the Riverside Theatres courtyard: Tina Harrod, Virna Sanzone and Lily Dior.

Lily Dior is one of Australia’s most captivating singers, possessing a warm, lyrical vocal that lends itself smoothly to the cool, subtleties and nuance of jazz. “Deep, full, heart-stopping and sultry” is how Bruce Elder described it in the Sydney Morning Herald. Of her performance, Jim McLeod wrote: “She can belt out a song, dramatize a lyric, swing hard and earthy, flirt, sing a tender song – Lily can tell a story’.”

Also a graduate of Jackie Orszaczky’s Godmothers, Lily has performed with Mark Murphy whom she studied with in New York, and The Manhattan Jazz Quintet led by legendary arranger Dave Matthews. Since the release of her acclaimed CD Invitation, a stunning collection of originals and standards, Lily and her band have performed in Japan, China and London. Lily was a vocalist for Testimony and for the 2007 Sydney Festival Lily appeared with Brazilian guitarist Oscar Castro Neves and his all star band for Jazz in the Domain.

“our own Lily Dior has never sounded better than she did joining the magic for “How Insensitive” and, later in the night, “Dindi”, a charming duet with Castro Neves’s nylon string guitar.” – John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald

At Riverside Lily will be backed by Gerard Masters on Keyboard, Cameron Undy on bass, Carl Dewhurst on Guitar and Evan Mannell on Drums.

Here’s a little of Lily on ABC TV

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