Lilly’s authenticity is unsurpassable ”

Jazz Podium

Video 1

LILLY feat. Gilad Hekselman

Danish Music Awards Jazz 2022 ✨

Performance from The Large Hall at MUSIKHUSET in Aarhus, DK 

It’s always like a dream for me to play with Gilad. He makes it so easy to sing and it’s a thrill to tell and shape the story together with him. Unfortunately, this evening I was having a flu and so was struggling with my voice a lot. I hear that very clearly, and you probably will too. But, that’s life - and the show had to go on. I hope you will enjoy it anyway.
We played two songs. The first one, Little Flower, had its live premiere in Denmark at this performance. It’s a song I wrote during the summer of 2022 for my then 16 year old daughter. But it can be for any child - also the child within yourself. That’s also what I am saying in Danish in the introduction, in case you wondered ;-)
The second song is the jazz ballad,The Nearness Of You. Both songs were part of our set list during our two week duo tour in Korea and Japan in Aug/Sep 2022, and will be featured on a new duo album, that we recorded the day after this show.
Lots of love, Lilly


Her interpretations offer an emotionally deep, truthful view, due to which these standards thus become her own songs”


Video 2


Live at Jazzhus Montmartre in Copenhagen, Sep 2021

Excerpts of First Song, That Old Feeling, Scarborough Fair, Voice From The Mountain, September Song and My Foolish Heart.

Release tour of the album THE SONG IS YOU.


LILLY aka Lilly-Ann Hertzman is internationally praised for her authenticity and deep expression as a jazz vocalist and for creating evocative songs as a songwriter. Her versatile career includes world-class collaborations with some of the finest and most creative jazz musicians. Among others Lew Soloff (US), Aaron Parks (US), Gilad Hekselman (ISR), Kirk Knuffke (US), Gustaf Ljunggren (S), Anders AC Christensen (DK), Jonas Berg (S), Thommy Andersson (S), Krister Jonsson (S), Jacob Fischer (DK).

Her inspirations and influences are many and goes across genres like jazz, singer-songwriter, folk(lore) and pop. Her origins also cross borders, with a mother from Japan and a father from Denmark. 

Of her five critically acclaimed albums the 2017 release, TENDERLY feat. GILAD HEKSELMAN, received rave reviews and was listed as Top 5 Best Vocal Release 2017 by The New York City Jazz Record. In 2021 it was handpicked by the big Japanese label and store, DISK UNION, for release on CD in Japan. Her latest album, THE SONG IS YOU, feat. Gilad Hekselman & Kirk Knuffke, received much acclaim too. 

It was followed up by a release-tour in DK and Germany in autumn 2021, and a promo video from legendary Jazzhus Montmartre in Copenhagen has been published and can be viewed on this website and here on Lillys YouTube page.

In late August and start September 2022 LILLY was on a two week duo tour in South Korea and Japan with Gilad Hekselman, and they  record a new album in Dec 2023.  In April 2023 Lilly recorded a new album with her own songs together with Aaron Parks (piano), Thomas Morgan (double bass) and Jongkuk Kim (drums). So new music is on the way!





✨ Two weeks from today on Dec 7th I’ll be playing duo with Gilad Hekselman at Danish Music Awards Jazz 2022 at Musikhuset Aarhus. Looking forward to it! 🎶✨ #DMAJazz2022 #Aarhus #JazzDanmark #MusicCityAarhus #MusikhusetAarhus #Lilly feat. #GiladHekselman

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