How Long Has This Been Going on
Lillie was born into a musical family in Greenville, Mississippi. The daughter of a high school band director and jazz bandleader, her first musical experiences included jazz and classical music as well as sacred choral literature. Lillie has been a professional performer for over 15 years, discovering the jazz genre as a vocalist as an undergraduate music education major at Mississippi University for Women. Lillie continued her musical studies at Georgia State University earning a Master of Music degree with a concentration in music education. Lillie is no stranger to the stage having numerous dramatic and musical theatre credits including a film cameo in Sweet Home Alabama. (See the DVD alternate ending) Her musical theatre experience segued into a love of the Great American Songbook. She has developed a powerful personal style strongly influenced by Nancy Wilson, Carmen McCrae, Shirley Horne and many others. Her delicate treatment of ballads is evident in 'You Don't Know What Love Is' from her debut recording release, How Long Has This Been Going On. Ms. Huddleston has been a featured vocalist at the Atlanta Jazz Festival, the Stone Mountain Jazz Jamboree, Callenwolde Jazz on the Lawn, and the Jocada Museum of Jazz History. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for booking information.