Happy St. Patricks Day!
Hi and Happy St Patrick’s Day! How are you doing?? Looking forward to the upcoming first day of spring I presume? With ALL the weather our nation has been having, in California a “Drought Year” is synonymous with “Perfect” weather conditions. Yep. Six months now, just out of a postcard. Of course that will mean extremely dry dangerous conditions this summer, but for now we’re enjoying it, (along with a little earthquake this morning in SoCal!) Kaleidoscope is now at […]
Getaway Reviews and Quotes
“Getaway” is pianist/composer Lisa Hilton’s fifteenth CD as a bandleader. Here she’s joined in a powerful trio effort featuring bass icon, Larry Grenadier and the creative genius of Nasheet Waits/drums. Current reviews include: “Hilton proves often enough that she is a pianist of considerable ability, capable of depth and a wide emotional range….a surprisingly edifying listening experience.” Jeff Tamarkin/ JazzTimes 2013 “Hilton has a way of taking a basic idea and stretching its conceptual fabric…Hilton is a conjurer of musical spells, moods […]
Will I See You?
Hi there! I’m hoping you might be able to make it out tomorrow night, or perhaps this weekend? I’ll be playing with my trio tomorrow/Thursday, May 16th at Catalina Jazz Club http://www.catalinajazzclub.com/. They are at 6725 Sunset Blvd in Hollywood near Highland. Catalina Jazz Club is the oldest and most famous of all jazz clubs in the entire Los Angeles region. Good food, (I always have the caprese salad), and even covered valet parking. The show is at 8:30pm, but […]
JAM, fires in California…..
Hi There! The photo above was taken at Junior Blind of America last week after my annual performance that I do there. The art on the wall was created by the visually impaired students painting to jazz music after their studies during Jazz Appreciation Month/JAM. The students I am pictured with are from JBA, or their after school program that that provides supervision for students from other schools in the nearby Crenshaw district of Los Angeles. We had a great […]
Junior Blind of America
Jazz Pianist Lisa Hilton Peforms for the Students of Junior blind of america LOS ANGELES (April 23, 2013) – Junior Blind of America, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children and adults who are blind, visually impaired or multi-disabled achieve independence, hosted critically-acclaimed jazz pianist and composer Lisa Hilton for a special performance for more than one hundred of its visually-impaired students. Hilton has been bringing music to the visually impaired for over a dozen years and this […]
Tonight (April 5)…
Tonight there is a Lisa Hilton “Retrospective” in conjunction with the release of “Getaway”, and if you’re home tonight you might like tuning in. Here’s the info: 7:00 pm MDT www.kvnf.org Cookin’ With Jazz Hugh “Hurricane” Carson Stream Live: Click on www.kvnf.org or paste into browser (you must have high-speed connection; you can also listen on a SmartPhone) Click on “Listen Live” Voila. 2.5 hours of LH tonight, featuring Getaway, but running down all the great and varied tunes from Jazz After […]
Hello on April Fools’ Day!
It happens to be my little Italian greyhound Ricky’s 13th birthday today. He is very fast and a big music lover too. It also happens to be the first day at radio for our new release, “Getaway”. A few stations have already started playing it immediately after they received it, like WRTI/Philadelphia, WGMC/Rochester, WSHA/Raleigh, RadioIO/NC, and others. What a nice way to start! Over the years the feeling of support from radio has always been very, very cool, and we […]
We JUST got the new video up by the young director James Grant up, and I’d love you to take a look and see if you like it. I’m hoping it will surprise you a bit. This is the Official “Getaway” video: The photo above is with my Italian greyhound, Ricky of course, in my friend Drake Hogestyn’s ’61 Corvette – truly a BEAUTIFUL form of transportation, that is featured in the video. I really like the split screen effects […]
At Perkins School for the Blind/Boston. Photo by David Gordon Hi there! I have heard the news reports of the super chill happening in the midwest and east, but I’m not feeling that on the west coast – it has been hot, hot, HOT here! It’s really lovely, but running the air conditioning in January just seems silly but it’s over 84 degrees inside! Whew! Had a wonderful birthday – my favorite card was from a hand made […]
Happy New Year!
Lisa Hilton at Buddy Guy’s Chicago – Photo by Glenn Kaupert 2013 is Officially here and we all got through the end of the Mayan calendar too – I WAS prepared to go out with friends at an E.O.W. party that night, but I’m happy that we made it through. I like to think the “end” of the Mayan calendar that was prophesied as an “end” to how we have approached life, and that now we are required to […]