Jazz singer Lillian Albazi is hoping to continue her debut album tour as Victoria battles a new coronavirus case outbreak.
The Melbourne performer is scheduled to perform at The Capital's Bendigo Bank Theatre on Friday night. Her tour began last week with three shows in Tasmania.
"I feel incredibly luck so far - touch wood - to have had to postpone just one gig to date," she said. "I'm lucky to be back on the road and touring.
"It will be my first time playing Bendigo, which is very exciting. The Capital is such a beautiful venue. Bendigo is turnig into its own arts hub. It's got great viusal arts and music and is just a hop, skip and jump from Melbourne."
Albazi's debut album After-Image was recorded in 2019 but its release was held back due to the coronavirus pandemic.
"Lockdown in Melbourne gave me a big opportunity to really get a nice tour happening for this year and work on the curation of the show," Albazi said. "It's been about a year in the making and all records were pressed at end of 2019 and have been sitting on my shelf at home.
"The album definietly had a lot of curation and thought go into it. The songs are a reflection of the last five years, both on personal level and how audiences react to our songbook."
Albazi came to notice in 2016 at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival while she was still studying at Monash University's Zelman Cowan School of Music.
"When I was asked to do that, my singing techer was playing the same festival," Albazi said. "My teacher said to get on stage and say yes to every opportunity, so I ahve been doing that for the last five years and thankfully I have amazing audiences turn up."
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