New Album Coming Soon!

(Photo courtesy of Brea Morgan)

(With Winding Way Records President, John Fisher)



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Dec 6, 2018

Big News! WRTI is excited to join VuHaus (pronounced VIEW House), public media's music discovery video platform-a growing network of public radio music stations and public TV stations that share a common mission to support emerging, established, and local artists. Back in April Lili and the band with Larry McKenna were professionally filmed at WRTI studios. There are 3 videos that were posted to the VuHaus media site. The videos are stunning! The video and sound are both HD. "Our mission," explains WRTI General Manager Bill Johnson, "is to champion music as a vital cultural resource-which means embracing platforms and technology that help showcase and extend the reach of great music. The VuHaus platform does exactly that, and provides an excellent opportunity to increase exposure of the many talented musicians in the Philadelphia region, where we're located. Plus, these performances exemplify WRTI's role as a source for music discovery and curation. We're excited to launch this new era of content and service for our listeners, and to share the stories and sounds of our music community with the rest of the country." WRTI joins 19 of the most influential public media stations across America that showcase their music video content on WRTI's J. Michael Harrison is executive producer of the series- the first on VuHaus dedicated to jazz. Lili is excited beyond words to be part of this media platform! Click on the images below to see each of the videos for "Another Place, Another Time", "I Don't Care" and "Something To Do"

Oct 26, 2018

Lili is ecstatic to have officially signed with Winding Way Records! The record label will initially release a compilation of Lili's best songs. The album titled "Inspirit" will be remastered for superior sound. An official release date is forthcoming. Then in spring 2019 an album of all new material will be underway. Lili is super-excited with the amazing work that she and the band have performed in the studio with Dale Melton taking on engineering duties. The album has a few final touches left and has become one of the most joyful labors of love Lili and the band have had the pleasure of working on. The direction this album has taken will be like nothing Lili's ever done before. Stay tuned!!!

2018 PEW Center for Arts and Heritage
Fellowship Nominee

June 22, 2018

Lili was honored to have been nominated for the 2018 PEW Center for Arts and Heritage Fellowship. The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage (the Center) is a multidisciplinary grantmaker and hub for knowledge-sharing, dedicated to fostering a vibrant cultural community in Greater Philadelphia. The Center invests in ambitious, imaginative, and catalytic work that showcases the region's cultural vitality and enhances public life, and engages in an ongoing exchange of ideas concerning artistic and interpretive practice with a broad network of cultural practitioners and leaders. Being noticed by the Pew Center was a nice surprise as it is limited to only the very best artists in the performing arts.

March 6, 2018

Sunday night Lili was the recipient of the 2018 Homey Award for Best Songwriter for her 2017 release Another Place, Another Time. Lili in the meantime has been spending time in the studio working on a new full-length album. Some very nice work being done! Lili and the band are excited, especially with her long-time bassist Jeff Blount contributing. Details for a release date is forthcoming.



Lili Añel (pronounced Ahn-Yell) considers music a calling. The musical visionary grew up in New York City where she discovered her passion for music. As a child Añel remembers singing along to her mother's Cuban, jazz and pop standard albums. Her mother supported Lili’s desire to join the church choir and her grandfather's recognition of how much joy singing brought to her served to set her feet firmly on the path of a career in music.

Currently residing in Philadelphia, Añel returns with her highly-anticipated, latest recording "Another Place, Another Time" due out early 2017. "Another Place, Another Time" is an EP of 6 songs, 2 penned by Añel, 2 co-written with her twin sister, Barbara and 2 covers. Another Place, Another Time's songs were recorded live with minimal overdubs. "They lent themselves to being more open and having space" says Añel. Lili Añel once again pushes the boundaries vocally and as a songwriter continuing to electrify her audience as well as attract new fans.

Palmetto Records released her first CD "Laughed Last" (1994), following with "Hi-Octane Coffee" (2001), "Laughed Last Reissue" with 3 Bonus Tracks recorded live (2006), "Dream Again" (2007) and "Every Second In Between" (2009). In 2007, JazzTimes Magazine said of Lili "…her songs are consistently excellent…" and proclaimed of her 2009 release "…a cd to blow your mind at first listen…". Every Second In Between (produced by Glenn Barratt) also made the All About Jazz 2009 Year End Writers Choice for the "10 Best New Jazz Releases" list, along with winning 3 New York Music Awards 2010: Best Singer-Songwriter, Best Jazz Album and Best Female Jazz Vocalist. On her 2013 release I Can See Bliss From Here, Lili teamed up with Dale Melton (The Melton Brothers) a friend and fellow musician who'd played in her rhythm section for over a year. The collaboration as co-producers has proven fruitful, delivering a profoundly honest and diverse recording. The songwriting on this, her 6th CD, is more musically diverse than any of her previous. Says Lili "these are the songs I want to put out to the world at this time. They reflect where I am right now". Musically drawing from Latin, Jazz, Folk, Blues and Pop, as much a hybrid as Añel herself, a New York-born Cuban-African American. The album was well received by critics and fans alike. CLICK HERE FOR EPK, PRESS PHOTOS, REVIEWS, ETC.


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