Demo Sessions Plus Two
'Empty Hand' Reviews Blues Access "This is a fine recording of straight-ahead jazz with excellent vocals from Lili Layton and a range of flavors from Latin to blues to acid and most stops in between. Not a blues release, but it deserves mention since it's so very tasty." ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Cadence "L. Layton sings in a Bluesy way,...having a slight coquettish tint." ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2008 Reviews "Lili is a fine upcoming vocalist that is out-of-sight". Vibraphonist Extraordinaire, Herb Gibson ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "The key to her singing is carefully choosing tunes from the jazz catalogue and beyond, and then serving them up with the spices of life, love and laughter." ~ New York Jazz Vocalist, Linda Ciofalo ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Bio With a background in classical voice, Lili has been performing various styles of music in the Bay Area as well as in New York City. Her interest in Jazz started several years ago and has been her main focus ever since. Lili's performances include Bay Area musicians, such as vibraphonist, Herb Gibson; guitarist, Pascal Bokar and drummer, Donald 'Duck' Bailey; the Susan Sutton Trio; Ed Kelly; the Jazz Doctors, as well as other great Bay Area musicians. She has opened for Charles Brown and Allan Holdsworth. In November 2008 her debut CD "Demo Sessions Plus Two" has now been released. Lili has previously recorded the vocal tracks for Empty Hand and is now in the process of working on new original tunes that will be recorded in the near future.