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Lillian Palmer

Music was the heart of our home. I remember singing and dancing around the living room listening to my father’s record collection, which contained a variety of big band swing, The Four Freshmen, June Christy, Sinatra plus other vocalists and movie soundtracks. Singing in the shower was a guaranteed concert. The acoustics were great. Mom, after forty-five minutes, and inspired by the water bill would turn off the hot water to inspire me to come out. It’s where I developed my high notes!

Singing and a love for music came naturally. I sang in my elementary school choir. One night on KPBS, a musical tribute to a guy named George Gershwin hooked me on the American Songbook and jazz.

Private vocal study followed from age fifteen into my early twenties. I studied only classical music and built the vocal foundation that serves me well to this day. All the while, I performed in musical theatre. Well into my thirties, I felt inspired to develop my own style as a solo artist. Singing in my own voice led me away from the theatre and into clubs, concert venues and corporate events.


Called “Magnetic and excellent” by the San Diego UT

“A voice that has substance and maturity yet retains a youthful quality.” The San Diego Troubadour

The Four Freshmen
band / ensemble / orchestra



Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Estate' - Single

Self Produced


Like a Lover

Self Produced



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