Lily Dior's Feeling Good: The Nina Simone Story
Posted on 31st Jan 2024 by Thomas Kuglin
|Loughton Baptist Church (map)
|Saturday 9th March 2024
|Door time: 1:00pm; start time: 1:30pm
|£22.50 + booking fee
Following on from the success of our previous event at Loughton Baptist Church, we're excited to announce a very special fundraiser for the NJA, and a huge "welcome back" to the irrepressible vocalist Ms Lily Dior.
Her phenomenal vocal power and her unique musical storytelling prowess focuses on the life and times of the equally irrepressible Nina Simone.
And for this very exciting live music event, we're pleased to welcome three of the UK's world class jazz sidemen: Neville Malcom on bass, Simon Wallace on keyboards, and Paul Robinson on drums.
Making this event even more special, Paul Robinson was Nina's UK drummer for 20 years and has a globally impressive CV that includes working with Van Morrison, Paul McCartney, Jan Hammer, Eric Bibb, Mose Allison, Rod Stewart, and Pet Shop Boys.
Simon Wallace is a familiar face on the British jazz scene and has been musical director for jazz singers Clare Teal, Ian Shaw, Gill Manly, and Claire Martin. He has recorded with Jeff Beck, been a member of The Waterboys, and has played and arranged for Kylie Minogue, Sinead O’Connor, Boy George, Sandy Shaw, Lulu, Suggs, Marianne Faithful, Ronnie Corbett, and many others.
And to wrap this stellar line-up, Lily's Quartet is completed by bass phenomenon Neville Malcom. "Level Neville" worked with Philip Bent and Steve Williamson and became an integral part of London’s acid jazz scene. He's performed and recorded with Billy Cobham, Gabrielle, Tom Jones, Jack DeJohnette, and Incognito.
World-class jazz comes to Loughton once again.
Tickets cost £22.50 and can be ordered on the WeGotTickets website any time day or night with the addition of a small booking fee. This allows us to give you the best possible service.
Alternatively, if you are unable to purchase online, you may visit the Archive between 10.00am–1.00pm to pay in-person with a debit or credit card. Cash and cheques are no longer accepted.
We look forward to welcoming you. The concert will take place in Loughton Baptist Church, and parking can be found a short distance away in the car park for Sainsbury's.