Happy Summer Time!

Live at The Smith Center: Lisa Hilton, Gregg August & Jaimeo Brown

Summer started here with a BBQ last weekend after finishing up a fun tour with my trio. VERY enthusiastic audiences and a wonderful time performing with two terrific musicians. We were fortunate to get great reviews for our performances:

– Lisa Hilton is at her best when she is guiding us down the back roads of our own emotional geography. Sure, she can riff heavy on traditional jazz, swinging with …Vegas Seven 

– Jazz Weekly


And a nice, new CD review: eJazzNews, as well as one in the new issue of Jazz Times.

We will tour again starting Oct. 21 in Chicago at The Green Mill and ending at Dizzy’s NYC Oct. 28th, 2013. We hope to add some more dates too. I’d also like to thank the schools that asked me to perform for their students at The Junior Blind of America, The Transfiguration School, and Viewpoint School.

We want to say THANK YOU RADIO FOR ALL YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT for the new release, “Getaway.” We are so appreciative of the warm response: last week #17 on the JazzWeek Radio Chart, and #10 on the ZMR Radio Chart, and a few weeks back #11 on the CMJ college jazz radio chart – with over 200 stations around the world playing our recording.  Thank you very, very much. Please continue… tunes like “Getaway” and “Stepping Into Paradise” really set the mood for summer, don’t you agree?  In fact the Lisa Hilton Getaway sounds like a vacation right there doesn’t it!  It’s always a lot of work to produce a CD, but the many, many great reviews and strong radio play have been wonderful.

So what’s up for the summer? I do have a family trip planned starting later this week, and when I return I will be “exploring” on the piano – my favorite thing to do in the summers musically – I like playing different composers and trying new ideas out. I do have two different directions for new releases, so we’ll see what pops out from those ideas. My first week off, I just needed to get my studio back in order – lots of music to organize after the last five months of hard work, so for now it just feels good to have everything cleaned up!  A luxury with our busy lives these days, isn’t it?  I also hope to get to one or two jazz festivals as a fan this summer – my favorite way to spend a day!

Take care and I hope your summer plans will be fun as well, and filled with great music.