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.

Oct 29, 2017

(Jamey's House Of Music Oct 28, 2017)

Lili and the band have had a busy October with returning to Steel City Coffee House on the 20th, two shows at Chris' Jazz Cafe on the 26th and a debut performance at the brand new, beautiful Jamey's House of Music in Lansdowne, PA on the 28th. The sound system at Jamey's is state of the art and the food is to die for! A 100% class act dream venue! In bewteen Lili, Dale, Jeff and Jonathan returned to the studio in preparation for a new album. Wonderful new music is scheduled for release in 2018!

July 7, 2017

Another nice review for Another Place, Another Time was just published in the July issue of ICON Magazine. The word is still spreading for Lili's latest release!

June 20, 2017

Lili's show at Steel City Coffee House in May was received by a very energetic and enthusiatic crowd. Here is the newly rearranged version of "Go Home." This exciting new version is being posted for the first time. Enjoy!

June 18, 2017

Just posted today a new review from All About Jazz. Some of the interview quotes are from various sources, including Lili's Interview with Fern Brodkin for Digital First Media and John Vetesse from WXPN. Click on the image above to read the full article.

June 11, 2017

This double review was posted last Thursday by Jazz Weekly. "I Can See Bliss From Here" from 2013 is still being discovered as well as "Another Place, Another Time". Click on the image above to read the full article. The new EP "Another Place Another Time continues to pickup momentum with fans and critics alike. The title track is still hanging on in the Hot Jazz 11 Countdown every Monday night on WRTI.

May 27, 2017

This nice new review was recently posted by a reviewer website out of Germany called Jazz Halo. The good folks abroad are still catching up with Lili and while I Can See Bliss From Here is from 2013, it was still a welcome acknowledgement. A review for Another Place, Another Time was promised to follow. Click on the image to visit the website. English translation will be posted in the Biography/Reviews page soon.

May 13, 2017

Steel City Coffee House May 12th

South Jazz Parlor with Larry McKenna May 10th

Four big shows for the CD release of Another Place, Another Time in May were a blast! Lili performed one last time at World Cafe Live in Wilmington, DE before it will be closing its doors later this month, then did two shows at South Jazz Parlor with special guest Larry McKenna and last night Lili and the band tore down the house to a very enthusiastic crowd at the newly resurrected Steel City Coffee House in Phoenixville, PA! More shows are coming soon and will be announced at a later date. Videos will be posted soon!

May 6, 2017

May 6th was the first of 3 scheduled CD release shows for Another Place, Another Time. Sadly, this will be the last time Lili witll perform at World Cafe Live in Wilmington as the venue will be closing on May 25th. Lili had an excellent run of shows performing there in the last several years. So, last night was a bit bittersweet. The energy in the room was especially high and Lili's opening act Darnell Miller rocked the house with his trio executing a mix of tastey soul and Hendrix type rockers. So, great night all around! Posted below is the first live video of "I Don't Care." Don't miss the double shot this Wednesday May 10th at South Jazz Parlor. Separate admission for 7pm and 9pm shows. Click HERE to purchase.

WXPN Interview
May 5, 2017

April 25, 2017

Last night on 90.1 WRTI the Classical and Jazz NPR station, Another Place, Another Time moved up to the number #1 spot in the countdown for the Jazz Hot 11. Two weeks ago Lili's song entered the countdown at #10. Last week it shot up to #2. So this was a big jump with only being 3 weeks in the countdown! You can purchase it at the folowing stores:

Click on the links below.

April 21, 2017

Earlier this week for two days in a row on the 19th and 20th Another Place, Another Time was the feature album on the All About Jazz website. The title track was posted as a FREE mp3 download! All About Jazz is a great source of information with album reviews, videos, recommendations and a place for fans to have discussions.

Monday nights at 10:30 WRTI has the weekly Jazz Hot 11 countdown. Last Monday on the 10th Another Place, Another Time came in at #10. This past Monday the 17th it shot up to #2. This is where audience participation plays a role as fans are asked to cast their votes for their favorites Jazz songs. You can do this online anytime WRTI JAZZ HOT 11

April 13, 2017

For those of you who wondered about Lili's CDs being available on Bandcamp and are not familiar with Bandcamp's music store, here is the scoop. When you purchase a CD or digital album from there you are supporting Lili's music in the most direct way, where she will receive the largest profit from sales, more so than any of the other sites. As an independent artist this allows Lili to continue focusing on her art. In addition, you will also receive the greatest benefit in return. With each CD sale you will also get UNLIMITED STREAMING with the FREE Bandcamp app. Not only that but you will be able to download the digital files in just about any format possible, including: High Quality MP3s, FLAC, ALAC (Apple Lossless), AAC, Ogg Vorbis, WAV and AIFF. If you download the Bandcamp app you can listen to Lili's music on any mobile device at any time, any place! You get the best of both worlds. If you just want the digital files, you still get UNLIMITED STREAMING and can download the files at any time. Creating a Bandcamp account is FREE and a great way to discover new music too. Your presence on Bandcamp registers to real numbers that helps spread the word about Lili's music to other fans that are already on Bandcamp. So, click on the banner above and try it out as it's absolutely FREE!

April 2, 2017

Lili and the band: Dale Melton, Jeff Blount and Jonathan Whitney have 3 fabulous CD Release Shows lined up for the month of May! Songs from the new CD "Another Place, Another Time" will be performed along with other favorites. Food and drinks can be purchased at these venues. May 6th: World Cafe Live in Wilmington is an excellent listening space and also has a great food menu. May 10th: South Restaurant was listed as one of the top Philadelphia restaurants and also among the best Jazz venues. May 12th: Steel City Coffee House has delicious java and offers soup, salads and sandwiches. They also have a bring your own bottle policy. Please visit their websites for details and ticket information.

March 30, 2017

Lili will be on the air in an NPR Radio interview this Friday March 31st with J Michael Harrison during the 10:00 PM show. The station is WRTI 90.1 and the show is The Bridge. Lili will be discussing the release of her new recording "Another Place, Another Time", which will be made available April 7th through Amazon, iTunes and many other online stores. If you don't want to wait you can ORDER IT NOW through Bandcamp and it will be shipped within a few days. Just click on the link within the player below. WRTI has been supporting Another Place, Another Time and stations across the country have also begun playing it.

March 10, 2017

Another Place, Another Time is AVAILABLE TODAY before the official April 7th release. You can order the physical CD through Bandcamp and it will ship within 3 days plus you will have the entire album as an immediate digital download or you can pre-order through iTunes and will be availble on the official release date April 7th.


March 3, 2017

Another Place, Another Time can be STREAMED IN ITS ENTIRETY before the Advanced Sale next week. Listen to full-length tracks and enjoy Lili's latest release right here on Lili's website: NEW RELEASE

February 27, 2017

The first review for the new EP Another Place, Another Time was posted February 26th from music critic, Carol Banks Weber. Read on:

Lili Anel puts her heart on her sleeve for 'Another Place, Another Time'

"Strip away the guitar, piano, occasional B3 and sax, bass, and drums in Lili Anel's upcoming EP, and you still have a gem of a record, because of that voice.

The Philly-based Anel sings with a rawness that surpasses the music, the genre, and the assorted BS associated with the business of spreading the word. On the six-track, April 7, 2017 release (Wall-I Records), she inhabits the space of loneliness, sadness, and pure feeling.

Rarer still, she draws the listener in as she mourns the loss of loved ones, frets over wasted time, and grows ever more wistful. Her voice grows stronger and unwavering in parts-comfortable in the role of a blues crooner on a street corner right before discovery. Then that same voice is liable to break a little, scatting scattering rough shots by intention or happenstance." READ FULL REVIEW

February 26, 2017

The official release date for Another Place, Another Time is April 7th. However, it will be made available March 10th as an advanced sale through Bandcamp (Physical CD & Digital) and pre-sale on iTunes. With the iTunes pre-sale you can download a track when placing your order. With Bandcamp you can actually order the physical CD which will ship in 3 days long before the official April 7th release date. In addition, if you download the FREE Bandcamp app (IOS and Android) you will have access to UNLIMITED STREAMING on devices across the board including mobile, laptop, PC or Mac. Also, you can download the audio files in High-Quality WAV, Apple Lossless, FLAC, MP3s and more. You can use the Bandcamp app for discovering new music, save it on a wishlist and listen to full tracks for an extended period of time before deciding to make a purchase. Sweet! Bandcamp is very awesome!

January 27, 2017


The highly anticipated New EP is scheduled for release in April. CD Release shows are being scheduled as well. World Cafe Wilimington has been set and tickets are now available. Steel City Coffee House has also been confirmed with tickets to be on sale shortly.