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Lilly-Ann Hertzman

NEW ALBUM OUT March 26: The Song Is You feat Gilad Hekselman & Kirk Knuffke

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Top 5 Best Vocal Release 2017! - The New York City Jazz Record

“Lillys and Hekselman’s arrangements reach almost the impossible of regenerating standards like the title track, “You Go To My Head”, “Skylark” and “Day Dream” to the point of ownership rather than reinterpretation” - The New York City Jazz Record

LILLY aka Lilly-Ann Hertzman (b. 1973) is a singer, songwriter and producer who has received great reviews for creating evocative songs and soundscapes of a rare kind and with a personal expression and sound. Her inspirations are many and goes across multiple genres with jazz and singer- songwriter as the main ones. Her origins also cross borders, with a mother from Japan and a father from Denmark.

Lilly has released four acclaimed albums. Two with own lyrics in English, Before The Crossing (2005) and Love Is A Sound (2009). Her third album, and the first with lyrics in Danish, was titled Menneskeblomst (2016), a selfinvented word that means Humanflower. The duoalbum, Tenderly feat. Gilad Hekselman (2017) , received rave reviews from USA, Germany and Denmark, and was chosen as TOP 5 BEST VOCAL RELEASE 2017 by The New York City Jazz Record.

Lilly is educated from the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, Denmark, from the department of music & movement, and has played, recorded and collaborated with some of the finest, most talented and versatile creative musicians in Scandinavia, Europe and US. Among others Lew Soloff (US), Aaron Parks (US), Gilad Hekselman (ISR), Kirk KnuXe (US), Gustaf Ljunggren (S), Anders AC Christensen (DK), Jonas Berg (S), Jeppe Kjellberg (DK), Thommy Andersson (S), Krister Jonsson (S), Jacob Fischer (DK) a.o.

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“Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass set the bar high for guitar-vocal duos. Danish singer LILLY (-Ann Hertzman) and guitarist Gilad Hekselman touch that bar with Tenderly.” — All About Jazz

“I am touched and deeply impressed by Lillys new album, Tenderly... So touched and impressed, that I have to say, that Tenderly is not only Lillys best release until date, but one of the recent years best Danish vocaljazzalbums! (...) The voice and the guitar is like a match made in heaven” - GAFFA (Danish music magazine)

“.. listening to her, while she is being accompanied by Gilad - that has the stuff of legend” (....) Lilly’s authenticity is unsurpassable” - Jazz Podium (German jazzmagazine)

“Tenderly is a truly suburb recording, which rightly raises the expectations for her next effort” - The New York City Jazz Record

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