I wanted to thank EVERYONE: family/friends/neighbors/fans/Pepperdine staff/students and ULTRA fans who flew in from out of town, to the performance Friday night at Pepperdine University/Smothers Theatre. It was a lot of fun for me to be back in Malibu with my “home court advantage” – Pepperdine was one of the first major theatres I played 16 years ago. I loved hearing remarks afterwards – this was my favorite: “I felt like I just had a brain massage!” That puts a smile on my face! I heartily applaud everyone who came and supported live music/arts – always a cool thing to do. You can read about the performance here at Jazz Weekly( George took the photo above too: http://www.jazzweekly.com/2016/03/lisa-hiltonpepperdine-03-04-15/
We have a brand new, Official Video for NOCTURNAL. Please let me know if you like it. It’s very impressionistic, and was done by a talented college student at CSUN. I like to see our music used in different ways – my favorite parts are that drum solo intro and the soft colored shapes – I’m curious if you like it too: Official NOCTURNAL video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISCTrwYaPVQ
I’ll be back in school tomorrow for my seventh performance at Junior Blind of America in Los Angeles – always one of my favorite stops-for a 4pm show for special needs students. https://juniorblind.org/web/index.php/news-events/events/lisa-hilton-concert
I’d really LOVE to get everyone I can to my show this Saturday in Portland – please pass this info along to anyone you know in the area, ok? March 12, 2016 Saturday 3:30PM Classic Pianos Portland 3003 SE Milwaukie Ave (503) 546-6522 http://portland.classicpianos.net/events http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2495400
If you’ve never been to SFJazz it’s time you go! Last year I really enjoyed performing there – the venue is really beautiful with lots of windows onto the street that reflect the performance in interesting ways. The Hayes Valley neighborhood is a cool place to grab a bite before or a drink after – please come by or recommend this to your friends. March 24th/Thursday 8pm SFJazz 201 Franklin Street, San Francisco (826)920-5299. http://ticketing.sfjazz.org/single/selectSeating.aspx?p=8833&tnewq=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&tnewp=93b99779-9494-4cfc-8944 3091cb9f5231&tnewts=1456769189&tnewc=sfjazz&tnewe=march1onsale&tnewrt=Idle&tnewh=7049e5adb1ecfe56f6a0c723c5f49a60
I’m playing at an intimate spot in NYC coming up – I hear it’s a great place to hear live music in the east village. If you buy tix ahead they are cheaper than at the door: April 10th/Sunday 8:30pm Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3. 185 Orchard Street/NYC (212) 477-4155 http://www.rockwoodmusichall.com/
An interesting interview is up here: “Pianist Lisa Hilton is one of the most relentlessly productive artists in jazz, but the critical class… ” Burning Ambulance: http://burningambulance.com/2016/03/01/interview-lisa-hilton/
Thank you to radio everywhere too – still doing terrific on the radio charts for NOCTURNAL. We all really appreciate the support for independent artists. Easy to buy NOCTURNAL here: Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Nocturnal-Lisa-Hilton/dp/B017Y6AQRE or iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/nocturnal/id1058965612 CD, sheet music or downloads here too of course: www.lisahiltonmusic.com or just listen on Spotify, Apple Music or SoundCloud.
Thank you for your support and wishing you a great week and soon to be SPRINGTIME!