“What a voice! The New Yorker, who has made Switzerland her home, proves herself yet again with eloquence, power and emotion. With "Right Now" she has succeeded in delivering more that just a small gem of Blues and Soul.” Bluesnews Magazine, Dirk Föhrs
New single: Sep 24th 2021
Lost, found, and reinterpreted! From Lilly’s vault of “good songs that never die” comes her soulful rendition of the outstanding song "Leavin’" by Shelby Lynne.
Listen, stream & download here
"I am so happy to be able to announce that I have been nominated for the Swiss Blues Award 2021! A true honor. Thanks to all my incredibly talented and supportive band members throughout the years for making this possible. Cheers, Lilly." The award will take place on 18 December 2021.
Backing the Blues with a fundraising campaign until the end of 2020:
HARD TIMES NEED HOPE – new single by Lilly Martin, Mikey Wunderbar, Richard Koechli,
A fundraiser for the HART Fund of the Blues Foundation
Detailed informations here
20 March 2020: Keep the music world spinning - NEW SINGLE OUT !
Lilly Martin returns with the Bobby “Blue” Bland hit - Ain’t No Love in The Heart of The City - capturing the soul of 1970’s Rhythm & Blues.
Watch this personal portrait on YouTube about Lilly Martin's daily life as a singer and vocal coach for the online magazine stadt-mensch.ch
New Band formation! As of 2020, Lilly Martin will present her new live program featuring the exquisite 7-piece formation with brass section. The popular 5-piece band formation and the more intimate presentation of "Lilly Martin's Backbone Trio” remain on offer as well.
Honored and excited to be part of the next Rock & Blues Cruise in 2020.
Together with cool artists like Sister Sledge, Sina, Philipp Fankhauser and many more we'll be cruising and performing on the adriatic sea, playing in front of real music lovers.
Informations & reservations here: https://musiccruise.ch
concert review from Langenthaler Jazz Tage. See more album and concert reviews here
Join us at these summer concerts in Hitzkirch LU, Brütten ZH, Thun BE, Greifensee ZH & Pochtenalp BE.
See concert details here
New, at selected venues:
Lilly Martin's Backbone Trio.
"Meine Songs fallen mir beim Autofahren ein": read this interesting interview with Lilly Martin at the "Vaterland" Magazine from Lichtenstein.
Read other articles here
Sold out concert at Moods in Zurich: Over 500 people showed up to celebrate the release party of Lilly's new album "Minetta"!
Read fantastic reviews about the concert from Bluesnew.ch and Rocknews.ch. More articles
photo by Nicole Joos
January 19, Album release !
Get the new Lilly Martin album "Minetta" by clicking on the foto left.
"Minetta" is the name of the street in New York's Greenwich Village where Lilly grew up. The album resonates with stories of her urban past, love and loss and accesses her roots in blues and soul music.
January 20, Album release concert
New Music, New Year! Come celebrate the release of "Minetta", Lilly Martin’s latest album, at Moods in Zurich. Full concert at a great location with a gathering of like-hearted, music-loving souls. Make a night of it! Saturday, 1/20/2018, Doors: 7:30pm, Show: 8:30pm. Tickets
For your listening pleasure, we just uploaded a short video - Sneak Peek / Preview of MINETTA - before the album's official release date on January 19, 2018. Enjoy!
Playing at the prestigious Festival da Jazz in St. Moritz on July 30 and other festivals this summer. Join us !
Listen to Radio Interview on SRF1 with Lilly Martin on October 12th, 10pm with Ralph Wicky in his show "Nachtclub". Tune in here
Enjoyed great open air concerts: Festival da Jazz St. Moritz, Sargans Jazz Festival, Sursee New Orleans. Thanks for all the great articles in Jazztime Magazine, Limmattaler, ZentralPlus, ZüriseeZeitung. Read critics here
"From the beginning , the New Yorker thrilled with her exceptional voice. Once she impressed with smoky powerful melodies and fiery rhythms . Then she touched the audience with the gentle «You Were Never Mine»". Berner Zeitung, 27.6.2016
The May issue of Jazz 'n’ More magazine shines a personal light on Lilly Martin and her music in their Blues N Roots column.
We rounded up the first month of the new year with a radio interview and in-studio concert at Blues Radio International in Florida, USA.
Polo Hofer released his new album "Aendspurt" which includes the duet recorded with Lilly Martin - "When My Final Hour Has Come". Have a listen.
06 November 2021
Ennetbürgen NW, Jazzfreunde, 20:15
Lilly Martin & Band, Special Guest: Richard Koechli
12 November 2021
Bülach ZH, Jazz Club, 20:00
Lilly Martin & Band
09 December 2021
Zürich ZH, Herzbaracke, 20:00
Lilly Martin's Backbone Trio
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