Lili’s recent CD, “Every Second In Between”, produced by Grammy award winner, Glenn Barratt, continues to bring Lili wide acclaim, making the All About Jazz 2009 Year End Writers Choice for the “10 Best New Jazz Releases” list, CityPaper’s 2009 Music Critic’s List, along with JazzTimes Magazine proclaiming ““…a cd to blow your mind at first listen…” and winning three (3) NY Music Awards 2010, Best Singer-Songwriter (Female), Best Jazz Album -"Every Second In Between" and Best Female Jazz Vocalist.
Take the soulfulness of Bill Withers, the power and range of Anita Baker, the elegance of Sade, the rhythmic sense of Richie Havens, the songwriting of Carly Simon or Joni Mitchell and roll it all together and you might get an idea of what Philadelphia-based singer-songwriter Lili Anel is all about. Whether she’s performing solo or with a rhythm section, Lili Añel’s songs captivate her audience. A transplanted New Yorker, Lili considers herself a Philadelphian and with good reason; venues like Tin Angel and World Café Live! have embraced her; WXPN has featured her. Defying categorization she calls her music a hybrid of “urban/acoustic/jazz/pop” combined with a powerfully unique vocal style bringing her to the forefront. Lili continues to win over audiences with her vocal stylings, guitar playing and songs, that while often recalling her many influences (Joan Armatrading, Joni Mitchell, Steely Dan, Janis Ian). She has supported The Holmes Brothers, Boz Scaggs, B.B. King, Raul Midon to name a few. In 2007, JazzTimes Magazine said of Lili “…her songs are consistently excellent…”