CraZy WeAtheR again!
Hi there, Well I’d like to keep those “Happy Spring” wishes going, but the weather doesn’t seem to be co-operating does it? Drought-scape SoCal has rain today, the north- east had recent snow, Arkansas got flooded and it’s snowing in Chicago right now! No matter what the weather, if you’re looking for and easy relaxed night in NYC Sunday please come by my last show of the season at ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL/Stage 3 at 8:30 pm – there are even […]
Reviews for NOCTURNAL
NOCTURNAL REVIEWS: Lisa Hilton/piano, Terell Stafford/trumpet, JD Allen/sax, Gregg August/bass, Antonio Sanchez/drums “No one plays, writes of puts together a band better than Hilton. Another in a growing list of deep excellent works from Hilton.” Russ Davis/Voice of America/Jazz America with 134,000,000 listeners Hilton has, “Melodic gifts and song-form clarity as both a composer and player. Beauty of all sorts is abundant here.” Jeff Simon/Buffalo News “The album allows Hilton to demonstrate her mastery of the keyboard. While her compositions […]
Nocturnal Music Video Released!
I am happy to announce the completion of the music video for my song Nocturnal. Directed by James Grant, and shot by Cinematographer Blake Gaytan, the video delves into the spirit of the night and the many themes that the cover of darkness embodies. Take a look and enjoy!
THANK YOU TO RADIO EVERYWHERE!
Hi There! Did you enjoy the SuperBowl? I think it’s always more fun to have a closer game – like last year, but the weather in California was spectacular for a February day and I liked GaGa’s arrangement of our anthem too. Here’s a photo from NYC last month with JD Allen on tenor sax, Ben Williams on bass, Ingrid Jensen on trumpet and Rudy Royston on drums at Carnegie Hall. We had a great time! We had the same […]
H O L I D A Y S!
Hope you had a nice Holiday weekend! I enjoyed family time, hiking, a movie or too and food of course! Time to listen to NOCTURNAL – our new release that arrived Wednesday, which was exciting too, (it will be available for sale January 22nd, 2016). I also got time to play piano – so there was MUCH to be thankful for here in still sunny SoCal. Every one has a discounted deal going on right now, but I try and […]
Q&A with Lisa Hilton on NOCTURNAL out January 22
Lisa Hilton with Antonio Sanchez, J.D. Allen, Terell Stafford & Gregg August (photo: George Brooks) Q: What is “trans-genre” music? You mention that some of the music on NOCTURNAL is trans-genre. LH: While I was composing music for NOCTURNAL, there was a media uproar regarding a white woman pretending to be black and a male athlete who transgendered to female. I also saw a comedian in Los Angeles, make us laugh when he noted that soon we’d all be the […]
Behind the scenes at Avatar Studios….
Hi There, I’m happily finishing up our latest album, NOCTURNAL – my eighteenth. It will be out January 29th, 2016 and features myself on piano of course, Antonio Sanchez on drums, Gregg August on bass and J.D. Allen on tenor sax again and a new trumpeter for us – Terell Stafford. WHAT A BAND! Many people know about Antonio’s drum score for the film Birdman. He really is incredibly talented and was a pleasure to work with. Everyone knows that […]
Twenty nine again
Hello and Happy May! We’re happy to see we are once again #29 on the JazzWeek chart. That’s Sean Jones, Rudy Royston, myself, JD Allen and Gregg August working away on HORIZONS last fall, and it’s just terrific to see the support our second and third weeks at radio. We appreciate it very much – whether you are a large, small, internet, specialty show or syndicated station, it means a lot that you enjoy our creativity. THANK YOU FOR YOUR […]
EXCITING NEW MUSIC FOR APRIL 2015
HORIZONS Lisa Hilton and her Band Explore Nature Through Sound, Melody and Improvisation “Every day I see so much beauty and truth in nature…” acclaimed composer/pianist Lisa Hilton writes about her latest release, Horizons. “By exploring these ideas musically, we hope to have created a sense of expansiveness, depth, beauty and hope.” Horizons, out April 7 in a twelve track CD or ten track vinyl release, features exceptional performances from the deep tenor sax of J.D. Allen, the clarion trumpet […]