It’s been really nice….

Hi there!

Hope you had a nice holiday weekend – I feasted and, I suppose, “Fested” a bit with family and friends but still got a big hike in the Santa Monica Mountains near my home.  Our Spring weather in Cali has been a bit erratic, but we are getting some nice days after all the rain we had. Hope your spring is coming too!

Thank you to the artists at Junior Blind of America/WayFinder Family Services for the nice oversized card!  How kind – it was fun to be back on their Los Angeles Campus after a terrific show at San Francisco Jazz – I love that venue!  Thank you to all my Malibu friends, family and followers who showed up at Pepperdine University for my performance too – it was so nice to see you there!  You can read about it here. At the hands of pianist and composer Lisa Hilton, the piano is anything but black & white….”  
I’m heading out quite soon to donate my time to Berklee College of Music in Boston then I head to Chicago to play at Buddy Guys Legends Club a week from today – 4/10 @ 5pm.  PLEEZE come – it’s really fun – and great food too – I always have the grilled chicken salad.  That is my last solo piano show of the season, but you also get to hear the jazz vocalist Nikki George who will open the show at about 5pm.  (Come early for best seats!)  Then off to DC for my last show with my trio with Rudy Royston and Luques Curtis on 4/12 at the Smithsonian and it’s….. FREE!  Yep! THE SMITHSONIAN/ Nan McEvoy Auditorium Washington DC 6PM  FREE!   Who can resist a FREE show during cherry blossom season?  If you can’t come to one of these shows, please forward this info to your Chicago friends and family and anyone in the DC area or who might be in town for the cherry blossom festival. btw, if there’s a radio station or other media in the Chicago or DC areas that is interested, I’d love to do a quick interview for the upcoming shows, so please let me know if you’re interested – I just did one today actually.
For those of you who like to plan ahead… Carnegie 2019 has a date: 1/10/ 2019/ Thursday at WEILL HALL AT CARNEGIE HALL/ 8PM/ NYC .  I have already heard that people want to attend that one, so mark your calendars so you can plan your weekend tickets for shows ahead of time.  Just in case you need them, here are easy links for ESCAPISM:
I want to also thank everyone around the world for your support of ESCAPISM from A-Z: All Jazz Radio to ZMR!  Hundreds and hundreds of radio stations, internet radio, syndicated radio, streaming, and playlists have supported my 20th release – so it’s a real “overnight success!”  ESCAPISM has spent almost 3 months right around the Top 10 on two different radio charts.  And great reviews from everywhere: Russia, Spain, Argentina, Australia, Africa…  and all over the United States and Canada.  Thank you all!  We are all really thankful for your continued support – we very appreciate it very much.
I’m looking forward to whatever will come next in my upcoming creative season…. stay tuned and take care,
Lisa Hilton
Award winning jazz composer/pianist