NEWS

Lila Hood to curate THE BLUE NOTE Experience for the Inglewood Community!
08.27.17
TIME: Sunday, August 27th -
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Blue Note Experience will be held at The Creative House Art Gallery, located at 122 N. Market St. and will feature the Lila Hood Band with special guests:  Jonathan Rios (spoken word artist and host) and Nova Gholar (opening act) with Art Delectables Organic Cheesecake Slice Bar.  Tickets: $15 in advance online on www.lilahoodmusic.com or $20 at the door.  "Dreamcatcher EP" discs will be available.
Lila Hood to appear at Blues Alley, Washington, DC 
7.02.2017

"Lila's sound is reminiscent of the great Jean-Luc Ponty" ~ Jazz Times Magazine (2011)

 

*Lila Hood, Memphis native and Los Angeles resident, will appear at Blues Alley on Tuesday, July 11th, in 2 shows at 8 pm and 10 pm.  Lila is a captivating performer and has previously appeared at Blues Alley with Marion Meadows and will present an evening of beautiful jazz and soul music with tributes to legendary jazz violinists, Jean-Luc Ponty and Noel Pointer.  

 

 

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Jefferson Award Recipient, Lila Hood, named Conductor of Watts-Willowbrook Youth Symphony
4.22.2017

As an extension to her ongoing work with The Blue Violin Foundation, Lila Hood, electric violinist and music educator, has been named the Conductor of the newly formed, The Watts-Willowbrook Youth Symphony, a program of the Watts-Willowbrook Conservatory.  Students who are currently playing a string instrument and reading on a beginner level through advanced may join no matter where they take lessons!  

 

Lila hopes to connect the artistically underserved communities of Los Angeles through classical music with a twist.  Students of her orchestra will not only have a classical music foundation, but they will also study music from around the world, learn improvisational techniques and play music from multiple genres including jazz, rock, hip-hop, and soul.  Lila currently has programs for students in West Adams, Inglewood, and Watts.

Lila Hood and Blue Violin Foundation students play for Congresswoman Maxine Waters
02.18.2017

On Saturday, February 18, 2017, Congresswoman Maxine Waters and guests completed a tour of Los Angeles in honor of Women's month.  At The Creative House in Inglewood, Congresswoman Waters was greeted with a serenade by Lila playing "My Cherie Amour" along with her students, who chimed in with their violins and played several songs.  

 

Lila strongly believes in "arts access for all" and participates in community performances to expose community members to classical music and to the extent at which classical instruments can go in interpreting all styles of music.