Margie Lou Dyer Quintet with Special Guest Paul Kelly Live The Jazzlab

Margie Lou has held down a residency at St Kilda’s fantastic jazz bar and seafood restaurant Claypots for nearly a decade, making Sunday nights a regular treasure for all. Her gravelly, astonishingly expressive voice is reminiscent of the best women of early jazz, like Bessie Smith or Billie Holiday; her blues tinged, heavy grooving, New Orleans-style piano playing is unique in Melbourne.

The launch of her latest album Old Digger's Picnic, is her first in 30 years without her late husband and musical mentor: Allan Browne. It traces her Jazz lineage, reflecting the powerful influence of her late father Warwick Dyer; Whose legacy to her was his vast collection of over 600 early jazz artists and his own jazz recordings from the Frank Johnson Band and countless Jazz concerts in the 1950s.

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