Called "Magnetic and excellent" by the San Diego Union. Lillian Palmer began her vocal study of classical music at the age of fifteen. She then moved into musical theatre, and shortly after discovered the Great American Songbook and a love for Gershwin, Porter and all the other wonderful writers - she was hooked.
Like a Lover is Lillian's debut CD. Arranged and produced by Grammy nominated Bill Cunliffe. Her vocal style has been called - "Mature, yet retains a youthful quality, a lightness." by the San Diego Troubadour. Adding to the richness of the CD are strings, horns and a soulful rhythm section.
Lillian lived in Italy where she performed in nightclubs and cabaret venues. Feeling a bit home sick after four years she returned to her native California, where she followed the singing and acting track. Ms. Palmer has appeared on stage at the Tony Award winning theatre, The Old Globe in San Diego, Cassius Carter Theatre, The Horton Grand, Civic Theatre and the Lawrence Welk Resort to name a few. Lillian has also graced the stage of the East County Performing Arts Center, and the Poway Center for the Performing Arts. Lillian performs regularly in the corporate event market. She is the leader of the vocal jazz quartet Party of 4, singing big band swing, 50's, 60's and contemporary jazz. As an actress, Ms. Palmer has many industrial films, commercial and print work to add to her list of credits. She is a member of AEA and AFTRA.
What others are saying about Lillian Palmer and Like a Lover.
"Lillian Palmer has done a very auspicious debut. Great tunes, great singing and what a cover? Totally something for a late night with a fireplace roaring. A total pleasure to work on this project with her. She's great!!" - Grammy nominated Bill Cunliffe producer/arranger.
"This CD is a masterful collaboration in perfect simpatico. Combining the pristine lyricism of jazz singer Lillian Palmer with wonderful accompaniment by arranger/pianist Bill Cunliffe. Lillian Palmer is the real deal. This CD should definitely be in "Grammyland". There are no rookies here." - Shep Meyers pianist.
"This is a top-notch recording from a capable and talented performer." Paul Hormick, San Diego Troubadour
Like a Lover is a refreshing sound that takes me back to the days of other great singers. You will find yourself in a musical trance." Marvin Dickie, The Urban Music Scene.com
" I thought your vocals are about as musical and warm to the ear as possible. A real musical keeper in our CD collection." - Dr. Robert Fleming ASU Associate Director of Bands Emeritus.
"Lillian is still magnetic and excellent in everything she does" - Welton Jones, San Diego Union
"Lillian Palmer is extremely appealing on stage. She has a warm charm that makes it easy for the audience to love her." - Patricia Morris, The Daily Californian.
"Her voice is powerful and she is a credible actress." - Pat Launer, San Diego Tribune