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Lil Darling

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Liliana Di Marco, stage name Lil Darling, studied drama (1989-1995) at the IAS school in Turin directed by Arnoldo Foà, and diction and use of the spoken voice at the Centro D with Iginio Bonazzi (1989). After a chance meeting with the American singer Dee Dee Bridgewater, who encouraged her to specialize in jazz, she enrolled at Turin's Centro Jazz under Francesca Oliveri (1989-1992) and studied the jazz repertoire with jazz pianist Palmino Pia.

She refined her vocal technique with opera soprano Susanna Ghione and attended various specialist courses dedicated to musical theatre performing led by Anne Marie Speed (singing and theatre teacher at the Royal Academy of Music in London). She has studied the finer elements of English pronunciation with various English and American teachers. From 2002 to 2005 she specialised in the singing and spoken voice technique EVTS (Voicecraft) with teachers Loretta Martinez and Elisa Turlà and in 2006 followed a master's course in jazz and improvisation with American singer Rachel Gould, and a master's specialisation course in jazz with Gegé Telesforo, Gegé Munari, Dado Moroni and Giorgio Rosciglione. In 2011 she attended the teachers' refresher courses held at Nuova Artec in Milan under the direction of Dr Silvia Magnani.

In 2005 she became a Kinesiology Operator and Touch for Health and Touch for Learning Instructor at the Iksen Institute in Maderno (province of Brescia) and began to apply Kinesiology in her teaching of singing.

During the academic year 2008/2009 she attended the prestigious master's course in Artistic Vocology directed by Prof. Franco Fussi at the University of Bologna; her final dissertation entitled "A Touch for Singing" was chosen for publication in the book "La Voce del Cantante" vol. VI edited by Prof. Franco Fussi and published by Omega.

In October 2010 she was invited to speak at the first conference of the Association D.I.V.A. (Didattica Integrata Voce Artistica) in Rome with a presentation entitled "Kinesiology and Singing".
She is a teacher of singing, diction and the use of the spoken voice at the Accademia Musica Moderna in Turin directed by Furio Chirico and at the Actor's Academy Dreams Comunication.
In 1992, together with pianist Paolo Volante, she formed the jazz sextet Lil Darling Hot Club. From 1996 to 2005 the band was a regular feature on the bill of Turin's Teatro Regio with "All That Swing", a series of shows dedicated to the great performers and songwriters from the world of swing and jazz including Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong (New Orleans, 4 ago 1901 – 6 lug 1971), Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, among many others. This was followed by a a successful rerun at Genoa's Teatro Carlo Felice.
During the summer of 1998, "All That Swing" embarked on a 15-date Japanese tour taking in Tokyo and Osaka.

The Lil Darling Hot Club has performed in all the major Italian jazz clubs, including the Blue Note in Milan, the Cantina Bentivoglio in Bologna, the AlexanderPlatz in Rome, the Cotton Club in Ascoli Piceno, Naima in Forlì, the Louisiana in Genoa and Turin's own Jazz Club Torino, as well as in prestigious theatres such as the Teatro Regio in Turin, the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, the Teatro Coccia in Novara, the G.Verdi Conservatoire in Turin, and the Great Hall of the Polytechnic University in Turin. They have appeared at festivals such as the Festival International de Jazz in Saint Raphaël, France, the New Orleans Jazz Festival in Oristano, Sardinia, the Festival Internazionale in Cagliari, Sardinia, the Barga Jazz Festival in Tuscany, the New Orleans Jazz Festival in Pino Torinese, Turin, the Festival de Jazz in Vitré, France and the Pavese Festival in Santo Stefano Belbo, province of Cuneo. In Paris they have played at some of the most important jazz clubs and hotels. Lil Darling has also guested on Italian TV host Maurizio Costanzo's programme "Stella", appearing with guitarist Marco Roagna.

Lil Darling has recorded six standard jazz collections, including "Night And Day" (1999), distributed in Japan by Pony Canyon. The most recent, "Taxi Dream", produced and distributed by Electromantic Music, was released in January 2010, and features Lil Darling as songwriter and performer together with guitarist Marco Roagna.

Lil Darling Hot Club
Unforgettable Ella

Contacts and Information:
email: liliana.dimarco@gmail.com
web: www.lildarling.it


Unforgettable Ella (Lil Darling Hot Club)

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