It’s an exciting time for Portland, OR. native Lilla. Her latest single is currently in the top 10 on the U.K. Club Charts! Shortly after graduating from Berklee College of Music, the singer, bandleader and multi-instrumentalist released her second self-produced album, The Awakening. Over the last year she has toured throughout the US, performing on festival main stages, as well as joining Allen Stone and Thievery Corporation as their tour opener.
From Kingston, Jamaica to Beijing, China, Lilla has recorded and performed with an impressive array of artists, including album featured artists Esperanza Spalding and Talib Kweli, Annie Lennox, Trombone Shorty, Ciara, Damian & Stephen Marley, Willie Nelson, Mos Def, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Carole King, Kenny G, and more. With her dynamic band and soulful originals, few modern performers bring the class, presence, energy and talent that Lilla does to the stage.
At the age of 6, Lilla taught herself to play the piano by ear, soon after she fell in love with gospel music. In high school, she toured the East Coast with the internationally recognized choir, Royal Blues. At 16 Lilla joined a socially conscious Hip Hop band along with Esperanza Spalding. Their original songs pushed the boundaries of Hip Hop, Jazz and Soul. After providing guest vocals for a number of hip-hop, R&B and jazz notables, Lilla felt the call to produce an album of her own.
This down to earth, kind hearted young artist infuses her music with passion and soul. She generates an uplifting energy and is active in her community. Through music, education, environmental and charity efforts, she is committed to make a positive impact on the world with music as her vehicle.
Writing, producing and performing her two full-length albums are some of Lilla’s most remarkable accomplishments. The end products are those of uncompromising dedication to music with integrity. Her latest album was recorded all over the map, from Bob Marley’s studio (Tuff Gong) in Jamaica, to Kfar Saba, Israel. The Awakening is her testament to the power of music and its ability to connect musicians, culture and people from around the globe.