Lili Añel

Lili Añel

Norman Taylor

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

$10.00

This event is all ages

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Lili Añel
Lili Añel
Lili Añel considers music a calling. This six-foot tall singer-songwriter 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. It was also her mother who supported Lili’s desire to join the church choir. However it was her grandfather’s recognition of how much joy singing brought to her being, which served to set her feet firmly on the path of a career in music. “My grandfather was very influential and instrumental,” says Lili. “When I sang in the church choir, he would sneak in to the Mass without telling me. I would ask him later, after letting him know that I saw him in the back, why he came to church at all and then left before it was over. His response was: "To hear you sing. I can hear your voice above the others."

Defying categorization she calls her music a hybrid of “jazz/folk/soul/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 (Joni Mitchell, Steely Dan, Janis Ian, Joan Armatrading) prove her own unique style. She has supported The Holmes Brothers, Boz Scaggs, B.B. King, Raul Midon, Robert Cray to name a few. Palmetto Records released her first CD “Laughed Last”, following with “Hi-Octane Coffee” (2002), “Dream Again” (2007) and “Every Second In Between (2009) all self-released. 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 NY Music Awards 2010, Best Singer-Songwriter, Best Jazz Album -"Every Second In Between" and Best Female Jazz Vocalist.

On her new CD 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”. And reflect they do, musically drawing from Latin, Jazz, Folk, Blues and Pop, as much a hybrid as Lili herself, a New York-born Cuban-African American. Supported by some of the area’s top musicians along with musicians who Lili knew and worked with in New York, “I Can See Bliss From Here” proves that Lili Añel continues to be a singer/songwriter at the top of her game and recognized as a recording artist who successfully connects with the world.

“A uniquely gifted artist that is raw, ethereal and incredibly real. Lili sounds like no one but herself, a rare gift in an industry of clones”-Brent Black/Not Just Jazz

“[I Can See Bliss From Here]…a gem…powerful, indeed…” – Ken Franckling’s Jazz Notes

“Lili Añel is one of the most exciting contemporary artists around”
– Robbie Woliver, Dir. NY Music Hall of Fame
Norman Taylor
Norman Taylor
Norman Taylor is a Singer/Songwriter/Acoustic Blues and Soul performer from the Philadelphia area. His style is entrenched in the country blues of people like Robert Johnson and Skip James, and contemporary acoustic blues men like Keb Mo, Eric Bibb and Guy Davis. Norman also draws influence from country, 70's rock, soul, gospel and a variety of musical forms.. Taylor has also been an opening act for blues man Guy Davis, Singers-Songwriter Phil Roy, Pat Wictor, Alexis P Suter, Warner Willams and Jay Summerour, Chris Smithers, Marcia Ball, Trombone Shorty, Janiva Magness, Popa Chubby and the legendary rock band ZZ Top. In addition to these openers Norman has also played festivals such as Piccolo Speleto Early Bird Blues festival in Charleston SC, Down Home Blues Festival Charleston SC, Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Festival, Lehigh River Blues Jam, 2nd Street Festival in Philadelphia, South street Festival in Philadelphia, NERFA Covention, Camp Jam in the Pines where he played on the same bill as headliners Ronnie Baker Brooks, and the State Street Blues Stroll in Media PA where he performed on the same bill with headliners as Rory Block, Lonnie Shields, and Sharrie Williams, Alvin Young Blood Heart Norman has also played the Roots Ramble Festival in Media PA. Norman will soon re-release his Blue Soul CD on SoulStew Records alongside the Billy Thompson Band and Warner Williams and Jay Summerourg but here it is.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/