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Lili Layton 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. "Demo Sessions Plus Two", Lili’s debut CD was released in November 2008. Lili has previously recorded tracks on the CD "Empty Hand". Recently released she now can be heard on a new CD "Moonlight". For samples: go to "Listen"

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“Lili Layton has been gracing Rickey’s restaurant with her velvet voice for the last year. Lili sings wonderful songs that enchants Rickey’s atmosphere creating a wonderful destination for our guest.  Lili has the wonderful ability to play to the mood of the restaurant and is always loved by our guests.”  ~ Robert Marshall, General Manager Rickey’s, Director of Operations – Inn Marin

"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

"I have worked with Lili several times both as leader and accompanist. She sings beautifully, she is always prompt, she has her arrangements ready and can cover a wide of range of material if the job calls for it. She always looks great up on the bandstand, and she is dependable. And on a personal note, she is delightful to spend time with in any setting. You won't be disappointed if you ask Lili to perform at your event." ~ David Sayen, Musician

"Lili is a fine upcoming vocalist that is out-of-sight." ~ Vibraphonist Extraordinaire, Herb Gibson

"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." ~ Blues Access

"If you're having a little problem with a cool jazz deficiency, the Jazz Doctors have your cure.  And with the incredible Lili Layton on vocals, you'll be feeling better than ever." ~ Lafayette Update

"L. Layton sings in a Bluesy way,...having a slight coquettish  tint." ~ Cadence

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