Pianist Mario Serio created the VOX series in 2014 at Singjazz Club to develop and showcase Singapore’s finest jazz vocalists in an intimate, pared down duo setting. Tonight, he is joined by powerhouse singer Lily Hargrove.
A consummate pianist and keyboardist classically schooled in his hometown of New York City, Mario Serio plays all genres of music with skill and grace. Performing in Manhattan professionally since 1978, he has served as accompanist, arranger and musical director for many Latin, jazz, pop, cabaret, Broadway and revue performers from the US, Latin America, Canada, Australia and Asia. Living in Singapore since 1994, he has performed at various venues including Somerset’s Bar, Jazz@Southbridge and The Sultan Jazz Club.
Lily Hargrove entered the Singapore music industry with a pure passion that has brought her a long way from her humble beginnings. She has performed at many festivals such as Esplanade’s Mosaic Music Festival and Jazz By The Beach and musicals by Singapore Repertory Theatre and Toy Factory. She has also recorded soundtracks with Jack Neo and was featured at the National Day celebrations in 2007. Hargrove continues to stay rooted while working with many known Singapore performers and stays connected, performing with internationally known artists here and abroad. Her wide range of repertoire has helped establish her as one of the best pop and contemporary singers in Singapore.