Hello, Hello, I hope all is going well for you. I just got back myself from a bit of travels – a meeting at Berklee College in Boston for the Presidents Advisory Committee, a solo show in Chicago and then a trio show with Luques Curtis and Rudy Royston (see photos above), at the Smithsonian in Washington. Great shows and audiences – and TERRIFIC warm weather in DC – hot even! Then a vacay in Japan and a short trip […]
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 […]
TIME FOR SOME ESCAPISM, RIGHT?
It’s A L M O S T Spring! Not quite, but it’s almost here! I know we have needed the rain and cooler weather, but I’m literally thinking about ESCAPISM, (or maybe it’s Spring Breakism), right now! Doesn’t a warm, sandy (dry) spot sound good today? But for now, I’m just about ready to spend time at my beloved piano, thinking about the upcoming nights of ESCAPISM – the performances that is – that are coming up for our […]
Where ESCAPISM began….
Hello Hello, I am thrilled at the support this week for our album, ESCAPISM! #8 on the JazzWeek chart (that posted March 8/Women’s Appreciation Day!), and #8 on the ZMR chart too! That is so wonderful! Thank you very much! We are appreciative of this encouraging news. Thank you! The photo above is of my new studio in the breakfast nook of my new (but vintage) home a short walk from the beach in Malibu, and close by hiking in […]
OH WHAT WONDERFUL SUPPORT! WE LOVE IT! THANK YOU!
Thank you, thank you to radio, streaming, music services and playlists everywhere around the world for your support for our album. We love and appreciate your support! ESCAPISM RADIO REVIEWS “The stark beauty and flowing movement of the (Mojave Moon video) images could hardly suit the music better.” Nate Chinen/WBGO MELTDOWN from ESCAPISM was featured December 2017 on the popular State of Jazz Playlist/SPOTIFY “Hilton is superb as usual. Clear ideas and fine dexterity.” Modern Jazz Today – syndicated “I […]
Escapism Press Reviews
Lisa Hilton/piano JD Allen/sax, Terell Stafford/trumpet, Gregg August/bass, Rudy Royston/drums “Hilton’s music is picturesque and impressionistic…the pianist has excellent technique.” Downbeat “Pianist Lisa Hilton has left an impressive creative footprint…Escapism continues her probing investigation of the American jazz landscape. Hilton has a knack for distillation, which is reducing music to its essences: harmony, melody, tempo, rhythm.” C. Michael Bailey/All About Jazz “Hilton’s writing is quite expansive.” Cadence Magazine “Hilton is a pure original… she has a magical ability to make her piano tell compelling stories. Certainly […]
SO MUCH FUN IN NYC!
With JD Allen, Luques Curtis and Rudy Royston at Carnegie Hall in NYC – photos by Justin Bettman Hi There! It was great to see friends last week in NYC! Thank you to all who made it to our show last Thursday at Carnegie Hall – that was so much fun! (Yes I’m planning something for next January too!) We all enjoyed it – it was my favorite band show I have ever done, and we had a bit of audience […]
Happy Holidays, (or HOLIDAZE as the case may be), Just in time for the Holidays my CD Escapism releases DECEMBER 1st! Yeah! My 20th release in 20 years! And yes, I do feel a wee bit overworked, but euphoric too. It is my passion, and I always feel extremely grateful when a new one is released – it really does feel a bit like a new child that you hope goes out into the world and makes a difference in […]
What kind words…..
Hi there, What kind words have been coming in from all around the world for the new album DAY & NIGHT. Wow! Thank you all! It’s quite touching to a musician to see their art connect with music lovers from New Hampshire to Argentina to Russia. As an independent artist I really appreciate these connections. Thank you for listening. There is still time to buy tickets for my show in San Francisco, but it looks like they might sell out […]
THANK YOU RADIO EVERYWHERE FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
I just wanted to SHOUT a very grateful THANK YOU RADIO for your incredible support for DAY & NIGHT. I was composing for this last spring right after I broke my shoulder (all recovered now), and so there is an extra sense of thankfulness that this album is connecting so well with listeners in this tumultuous year we’re having so far. I do think it’s very healing music. Let me know if I’ve missed anyone, ok? Thank you for your […]