LISA HILTON / SOLO PIANO|
DAY & NIGHT
Lisa Hiltons West Coast cool jazz piano delivers echoes of a young Bill Evans, flashes of Brubeck or influences from Basie to Prokofiev. Theres power, passion and nuance in her performances. Her warmth onstage draws audiences into her diverse set of instrumentals and with her on her flights of creative improvisation. Award winning composer/pianist will perform new compositions from her 2017 release, DAY & NIGHT, which was inspired by the lush melodies of Cole Porter, while connecting with the bluesy energy of Count Basie and Horace Silver. Hiltons expressive and impressionistic compositions continue to explore the soundscape of jazz and blues alongside classical, and modernist ideas. With her nineteenth release DAY & NIGHT echoes Hiltons commitment to discover and savor every day moments and unexpected beauty from sunrise to sunset.
"What is evident is the aura that underlies and overlays the album it is attention-getting and subtly strong and drawing you in. I felt enveloped in what I realized was a perfectly seamed performance. Virtuosity aside, Hilton has imbued this succession of songs with so much nuance - so much extension of incredibly phrased riffs - that take the song places that are so unexpected that one is left simply awestruck by beauty".
Hugh Carson/KVNF Radio
Hilton is in player in full command of the nuances of her instrument. Her approach is a welcome expanse of dynamics and tonal variety, enabling her to conjure aural pictures in a richly impressionistic style. Memorably resonant original songs.and gentle pianistic fireworks.
George Kanzler/Hothouse Jazz Guide
I was immediately drawn into her musicit takes my breath away. I love her music.
Center Stage with Pamela Kuhn/WGCH
The Edye Second Stage at the Broad Theatre (View)
1310 11th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401