Happy July

Lisa Hilton and German singer Patrick Nuo at Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood Lisa Hilton and German singer Patrick Nuo
at Catalina’s Jazz Club in Hollywood

Hi there – hoping that your holiday weekend was full of fun!

I love the summer and the 4th of July represents the best of it all: great weather, time with friends & family, extra hours for hiking and beaching, and even getting some clean-up in as well as piano time! I am going to say that I also have been on a bit of a digital holiday too – as an artist/composer, I need that quiet time away from the business world to nurture new music and ideas, so I’ve taken time for that as well. I have a new CD in the very beginning stages, and I also have new little embryos for compositions. Summer fun indeed!

A super big thank you, again, to radio everywhere for your continued support of our CD, “Getaway.” Currently #9 on the international ZMR chart, it also appeared at #11 on the college CMJ chart, and #17 on the JazzWeek charts so far. For an indie artist, this represents tremendous support. Thank you for the “Love.” Supporting artists helps to create a future for art in this world!

Great new CD reviews –
This one from New York compares my compositions to Monk and Brubeck – how nice!
CD Review: Lisa Hilton “Getaway” | Music Reviews | City Newspaper
“It’s become an unusual thing to say in the context of a jazz album, but Lisa Hilton is a great songwriter. There is no doubt that Hilton is a superb jazz pianist.”

From a radio station in Spain: NoSoloSmoothJazz.com

And two more:
Improvijazzation Nation
Leo Weekly

Thank you, thank you!

The photo above was taken after a performance with my trio in Hollywood – you never know who will stop by there to watch – we’ve had some surprises over the years. Besides being a great singer with several hit songs in Germany, Patrick Nuo is an ambassador to Hear The World. Hearing is something I have always been very aware of – so many engineers I work with have lost some of their abilities from the long, loud hours they log, and it seems to parallel the work that I do with the visually impaired: Check out Hear the World for more photos and tunes, too.

I did manage a family trip to Scandinavia that included perfect weather and very friendly people, and I’ll squeeze in a jazz fest or two, but otherwise it’s a great season for me to compose and produce and play piano.

Wishing you a great July!