Dec 19, 2018
Professional writer, Suzanne Cloud, the founder and former executive director of Jazz Bridge, and a project advisor for the Philly Jazz Legacy Project interviewed Lili for Broad Street Review.com. Click on the image above.
LILI ON VUHAUS VIDEOS!
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 VuHaus.com. 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"
WINDING WAY RECORDS SIGNING
Oct 26, 2018
TWO SPECIAL PERFORMANCES
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!!!
Oct 19, 2018
Lili has two very special acoustic solo performances in November and December. November 9th Lili will be returning to Steel City Coffeehouse opening the show as a special guest for the very talented trio Jutaun. If you haven't seen Lili's solo shows you will be in for a treat! The second show is on December 7th at a new music venue in Manayunk called The Locks at Sona. Lili will be opening the show as a special guest for veteran musician Ellis Paul. Both of these nights will be very special as Lili is in the studio with the band wrapping up work on a album of all new music.
2018 PEW Center for Arts and Heritage
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.
ANOTHER SOLD OUT SHOW!
March 19, 2018
(Photo courtesy of Jill Saull Photography)
Last night Lili & the Band were part of a triple bill with the Deb Callahan Band and Curtis Cooper. Another incredible sold out show this past weekend with standing room only! This was the first time Lili and the Band performed at the Rittenhouse Soundworks in the Germantown section of Philadelphia and it turned out to be a very amazing night. The crowd was very energetic and receptive. The space with it's beautiful high wooden ceiling, sky lights and state of the art sound system gave the audience the best listening experience possible. Lili, Dale, Jeff and Jonathan had a blast performing and could not have asked for a better room to give the fans their all.
ELECTRIC SOLD OUT SHOW!
March 17, 2018
Last night Lili & the Band: Dale Melton, Jeff Blount and Jonathan Whitney performed an exciting, electric sold out SRO show at Perkins Center For The Arts in Moorestown, NJ. After 25 years the very elite DeCafe Concert Series came to an end. Lili was honered to be the last artist to perform at one of the most sought after intimate performance venues. Coffee, food and an excellent performance space provided an upclose and personal night where fans were able to meet Lili and the Band in between sets and after the show. Most artists are rarely asked to return as the series only provided 8 shows a year. This however was Lili's third time and without a doubt the best!
HOMEY AWARD WINNER!
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.
HOMEY AWARD NOMINATED
Feb 19, 2018
Lili has been nominated for three WSTW Homey Awards and Dale Melton also for one. Another Place, Another Time for Best EP, Groucho's Blues for Best R&B song, Lili for Best Songwriter and Dale for Best Pianist/Keyboardist contributing to Lili's music. The 12th Annual Hometown Heroes WSTW Homey Awards Ceremony is happening on Sunday, March 4th at the beautiful Arden Gild Hall.
ENTIRE DISCOGRAPHY UNLIMITED STREAMING
Jan 4, 2018
Lili's entire discography is available on Bandcamp with UNLIMITED STREAMING on all mobile devices and computers. The full-length digital albums are only $8 and the latest release "Another Place, Another Time is only $6. Here is where you benefit the most and at the same time directly support Lili's music. With the Bandcamp site Lili is able to control the price and make her music a very affordable purchase which includes unlimited streaming and downloading the entire album in high quality formats such as WAV, Flac, ALAC, MP3, etc. This comes in very handy for "Laughed Last Reissue" and "Every Second In Between" which are both currently sold out as CDs. You can download WAV files and burn your own! Click on the player links below and grab these albums for your collection! While you are there you can also discover some great, new independent artists, listen to entire album tracks and come across artists you already know!
TOP 100 JAZZ COUNTDOWN!
Dec 30, 2017
A few nights ago WRTI began it's countdown for the top 100 releases of 2017. Lili had been getting heavy rotation throughout the year with several tracks from "Another Place, Another Time." When it came down to it the title track came in at #36. Not bad for an Indie EP! 2018 is looking good for an upcoming full-length album! Stay tuned.