I hope you are enjoying summer so far. Warm or hot weather seems to be everywhere. Everyone looks tan without even going to the beach it seems. Hot, hot, hot it was last month in NYC when we played Zinc Bar (above with J.D. allen on tenor, Ameen Saleem on bass and Jaimeo Brown on drums). Great crowd, great vibe there and we definitely were hot with those temperatures. I’ve had the last month off, but we are at Regatta Bar: http://www.RegattaBar.com in Harvard Square/Boston August 4th/ Thursday at 7:30pm. Just one show, so please try and make it by. If you haven’t heard J.D. yet, you’ll be in for a treat – everyone compares his rich tone to Coltrane’s. Ameen regularly tours with Roy Hargrove, so you might be familiar with his cool style. Jaimeo is a great guy and often tours with pianist Geri Allen. I’m in the mood to play and I love Boston, so I’ll be in high spirits! It will be the actual premier of the tune I wrote last summer, “Boston + Blues” in Boston too, so that feels kind of special in a way. I’m also playing solo at Jazz Alley on 8/30 at 8:30, http://wwwJazzGallery.com and then solo back in Boston for a fundraiser for Perkins School for the Blind September 14th at Cafe 939http://www.Cafe939.com. Hopefully you can try and come by one of these shows. Jazz always puts you in a good mood and summer is a great time to indulge in that!
You can read about the Zinc Bar evening at on the FaceBook blog of radio personality, Mike Chimeri here: http://mikechimeriblog.com/2011/06/09/lisa-hilton-at-zinc-bar-recap/ along with photos too.
I am really thankful to so many radio stations that are playing “UNDERGROUND” – we have appeared on three charts, and in the top 10 on one chart for three months now. A sincere thank you to all the radio stations supporting our efforts and keeping us all happy by continuing to play jazz!
Enjoy the summer and hope to see you!