Lisa HIlton/Ben Street/Rudy Royston at Vibrato Jazz Griil/Photo by Ricky Chavez
I’m hoping that you are enjoying this busy spring. I just toured with my trio with Ben Street and Rudy Royston and we had a fun time – meeting new fans as always along the way. We are really excited to see our album HORIZONS #20 on the JazzWeek chart and #8 on the ZMR chart – how nice! We appreciate the support we have found with radio and fans! THANK YOU: WAER/NY, WAIF/OH, WAWL/TN, WBGU/OH, WCLK/GA, WCNI/CT, WCPN/OH, WDBX/IL, WDCB/IL, WDET/MI, WDNA/FL, WDVR/NJ, WER1 RADIO/VT, WEMU/MI, WERU/ME, WESS/PA, WFAS/NY, WFCF/FL, WFIT/FL, WGMC/NY, WGVU/MI, WHPC/NY, WICN/MA, WICR/IN, WJFF/NYWJSU/MS, WKNH/NH, WLFR/NJ, WMBH/ME, WMNR & WRXC/CT, WMUA/MA, WMUH/PA, WNCU/NC, WNMC/MI, WOMR/MA, WPFW/DC, WPRB/NJ, WQLN/PA, WRBC/ME, WRPI/NY, WRTI/PA, WSHA/NC, WSIE/IL, WTJU/VA, WTUL/LA, WUEV/IN, WUMER/TN, WVIA/PA, WVUD/DE, WWNO/LA, WWSP/WI, WWUH/CT, WWVU/WV, WXPN/PA, WYSO/OH, ZMR/LA, KACU/TX, KAJZ/CO, KAJZ/NM, KANU/KANH/KANV/TX, KBAC/NM, KBEM/MN, KBRW/AK, KCAW/AK, KCCK/IA, KCCR/WA, KCSM/CA, KDNK/CO, KDVS/CA, KDYA/CA, KEOL/HI, KEWU/WA, KMBH&KHIH/CO, KKRN&KWMR/CA, KKUP/CA, KLCC/OR, KMNO & KEAO/HI, KMST/MO KMSU/MN, KMUN/OR, KMUW/KS, KMXT & KUHB/AK, KNOM/AK, KNTU/TX, KOPN/MO, KOPR/online, KDSRCB/CA, KRCL/UT, KRFC/CO, KRSC/KY, KRTU/TX, KRVR/CA, KSDS/CA, KSER/WA, KTEP/TX, KTOO/AK, KTSU/TX, KUAC/AK, KUNV/NV, KUSD/SD, KUVO/CO, KVNF/CO -they did a “CD release event on air that was great fun, KYGT/CO, KZMU/UT, KZUM/NEKZYX & KZYZ/CA, A ULTIMA FRONTIERA/SPAIN, ACCURADIO/IL, AMBIENT STUDIOS/UK, ANIMA JAZZ/ITALY, AUDIOADACITY/MO, ASTREUX/VA, BLU FM/AUSTRALIA, CALM RADIO/CANADA, CFRO/CANADA, CINQ/CANADA, CJLL/CANADA, CKUW/CANADA, CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTALS, CO, ENLIGHTENED PIANO/NE, EX-PAT RADIO/SINGAPORE, FULL CIRCLE/LA, GALAXIE/NJ, GOT RADIO/CA & AZ, HPR-2/HI, INSTRUMENTAL HITS/online, JAZZ AFTER HOURS/WA, JAZZ FROM THE GALLERY/CA, JAZZ RADIO.COM/CA, LOST FRONTIER RADIO, MAX FM/ AUSTRALIA, MixIR/online, MOJA RADIO/FL, MOODS OF THE MOON/TX, MPR/MT, MUSIC BEYOND WORDS/CO, MUSICAS IMAGINADAS/online, MY SPIRIT RADIO/UK, NEW AGE RHYTMS, NO SOLO JAZZ/SPAIN, ONE WORLD MUSIC/GREECE, NEVADA PUBLIC RADIO/NV, PEACEFUL RADIO/HOLLAND, PHASE RADIO/AUSTRALIA, PLAYNETWORK/WA, PORTLAND INTERNET RADIO/OR, OUR PLACE RADIO/online, RADIO CLUJ/ROMANIA, RADIO DESPI/SPAIN, RADIO GALILEE/CANADA, RADIO PEACEFUL MOMENTS/online, RADIO RELAX/BELARUS, RADIOIO/NC, RADIOIO/FL, RADIO KANSAS, RADIO ILIBERIS/SPAIN, RADIO TUNES/RUSSIA, RADIO VALENCIA/SPAIN, SEASCAPE MOMENTS RADIO/AZ, SOLO PIANO RADIO/TX, SOUL & JAZZ/ NE, SOUL TRAVELER/online, TAINT RADIO/NC, TALK RADIO NETWORK/OR, THE GLOBAL VOICE-WQNA/CA, TOPPY JAZZ/HOLLAND.
In case you are interested we’d love to share these new reviews:
“Lisa Hilton displays what’s possibly her strongest release date…”: http://www.jazzweekly.com/2015/05/lisa-hilton-horizon/
An on air interview: http://knpr.org/knpr/2015-05/jazz-pianist-lisa-hilton-perform-smith-center
“The virtuosity of her award-winning band members…” :http://www.axs.com/jazz-pianist-lisa-hilton-to-perform-at-herb-alpert-s-vibrato-grill-may-52580
“Sensuously lyrical and improvisationally rich…” http://blogcritics.org/music-review-lisa-hilton-horizons/
“Her quintet (which includes all-stars Sean Jones, JD Allen, Gregg August and Rudy Royston) get every bit of lyricism out of every note”. http://www.birdistheworm.com/2015/04/09
For those who read Spanish…”Excelente nuevo trabajo de Ms Hilton.” http://www.nosolosmoothjazz.com/?p=15215
Photo from Junior Blind of America Jazz Appreciation Month performance: http://www.malibutimes.com/malibu_life/people/image_1957d5f4-e945-11e4-9571-cfd1044cf876.html
“Hilton continues to rise up on the scale of musicians deserving of wider recognition.” KUVO Radio
“Destined to be one of the top 10 albums of 2015! It fires on all cylinders.” Gary Lowe/WUNH Radio
“Absolutely incredible music and an album well worth your attention.” Hugh Carson/KVNF Radio
Thank you again for a great month and wishing you all the best- summer is just right around the corner!
JAM, fires in California…..
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 time – I love to perform for these students and their caregivers. Several of the multi- disabled students even danced a little, and then we had refreshments afterwards. I think their art looks great too!
May brings an early fire season to SoCal this year. We’ve been lucky the last few years to have less fires than most other western states, but we might not be as lucky this year after two years of low rainfall. The Camarillo fire – about 30 minutes from Malibu, CA, has burned over 6,000 acres since starting this morning. If you hear in the news that they have evacuated the Cal State Channel Islands University, you might not be aware that the former name of that school was Camarillo State Hospital where jazz greats like Chet Baker and Charlie Parker once went to sober up from their addictions. Parker even wrote, “Relaxin’ at Camarillo” after he was committed there for 6 months for his heroin addiction in the 40’s. Hopefully they will have the fire contained soon.
“Getaway” our new trio CD is doing very well at radio and we thank you! It is currently on the JazzWeek and CMJ charts, with the favorite tracks being Getaway, Just for Fun and Stormy Monday Blues. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! Host Hugh, “The Hurricane,” Carson put on a two and a half hour “Lisa Hilton Retrospective” and interview April 5th at NPR station, KVNF: http://www.kvnf.org/ It was a real delight to hear again recordings with so many great players over the years: Larry Grenadier and Nasheet Waits of course, but also JD Allen, Christian McBride, Jeremy Pelt, Steve Wilson, Lewis Nash, Brice Winston, Bobby Militello – so many great “sidemen” over the years.
New reviews for Getaway:
“With her power trio Hilton enthralls listeners…..”: Accent on Tampa: http://www.accentontampabay.com/index.htm by Melissa Wolcott Martino
“An entertaining journey…. intriguing, sometimes mesmerizing….” Steve Monroe at JazzAvenues.com
“The interplay between these three virtuoso instrumentalists is impressive….”: Music & Media Focus: http://www.michaeldiamondmusic.com
“Intoxicating…impressive….Hilton always offers at least a few surprises…” Mainly Piano: http://www.mainlypiano.com/2013_Reviews/Hilton-Getaway.html by Kathy Parsons
“A kaleidoscope of color….” MuzikReviews.com by Dana Wright
Lastly, if you can get out to any of the May performances they should be fun: https://lisahiltonmusic.com/tour/
May 16 Catalina Jazz Club/Hollywood Doors open at 7pm/8:30 show with Gregg August/bass and Jaimeo Brown/drums
May 17 and 18 The Smith Center/Las Vegas 7pm. also with Gregg August and Jaimeo Brown
Wishing you a great weekend!