Vocalist, Lili Añel

Thu, Oct 26, 2017

Vocalist, Lili Añel

Lili Añel (pronounced Ahn-Yell) considers music a calling. The six-foot tall, 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", an EP of 6 songs, 4 penned by Añel (2 co-written with Barbara Añel, Lili’ssister) 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. Inspired by and drawing comparisons to Nina Simone, Joni Mitchell, Lili maintains her own style referring to her music as a hybrid of Jazz/R&B/Folk with a New York edge. Songs from “Another Place, Another Time” have been in rotation on WRTI FM, Philadelphia’s Jazz radio station. Lili Añel once again pushes the boundaries vocally and as a songwriter continuing to electrify her audience as well as attract new fans. “...one of Philadelphia's premier singer-songwriters, wrote some great songs for this set...her

vocals throughout are nothing short of melodically—and, more importantly, emotionally—stunning...”

– Chris Slawecki, AllAboutJazz

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