Paul Tillotson plays at Trail Creek Cabin

Paul Tillotson plays at Papa’s Bar at Trail Creek Cabin 5pm – 8pm

Wednesdays & Thursdays through September 8

The Hugh Pool Band plays the Boiler Room Jan 21 & 22

photo of the Hugh Pool Band

All the way from NYC! The Hugh Pool Band with special guest Paul Tillotson (piano/keyboard) will rock the Boiler Room on Friday & Saturday, January 21 & 22. Band also features Bass player Admir Hadzic and Barry Harrison on the drums. $10 cover charge. Doors open at 9:30pm and the show will start around 10pm.

“Hugh Pool’s song hark back to the 1960′s rock that was steeped in the blues. His repertory extends from rolling-and-tumbling slide-guitar boogies to neo-psychedelic jams to reflective, down-home hymns that recall The Band.”
- Pareles (New York Times)

Paul Tillotson Presents Cafe Americain in the Boiler Room March 26 & 27

Jazz & Blues Siren Kim Nalley

Caf Americain with special guests Kim Nalley, and pianist Paul Tillotson will perform their Gypsy Music in the Sun Valley Boiler Room Friday & Saturday, March 26 & 27. Doors open at 9pm. Cover is $10 and the first 10 people at the door get in Free.

Kim Nalley-
Recently named one of the “Ten Most Influential African Americans in the Bay Area,” Kim Nalley has an international reputation as one of world’s best jazz & blues vocalists. Known for her ability to turn a chattering cocktail-sipping crowd into a rapt audience of lifelong fans in minutes with a beguiling combination sass, soul and smarts, no trip to San Francisco is complete without hearing Kim Nalley perform.

Caf Americain-
Standing at a musical crossroad of the world, the acoustic string group Caf Americain draws from the bohemian sounds of European caf music, romantic gypsy jazz, elegant Brazilian Choros and Bossa Novas, and, of course, the always hip Great American Song Book.
Caf Americain is the brain-child of internationally respected guitarist Ned Boynton. He is joined by renowned musicians Jason Vanderford – guitar, and Michael Zisman – mandolin.

Paul Tillotson-
What separates Tillotson from many jazz pianists today is his ability to write and create his own beautiful music. When he performs live, the audience experiences his pleasure of sharing his music with them. For Tequila Time, he wrote seven original tracks. “My writing style is simple – I wake up with an idea in my head and I sing it. Sometimes I’m walking down the street in Manhattan or skiing down a double diamond slope in Sun Valley and a melody will come to me . . . I sing it over and over then I sit down at the piano (Margaret, his 1928 Mason & Hamlin) and fill it out. When it’s done I present it to the guys and we create a masterpiece together."

Hot Blues & Soul in the Boiler Room February 19 & 20

Paul Tillotson presents Blues & Soul featuring Blues-Master Bill Sims Jr. and hot Jazz guitarist Adam Levy in the Sun Valley Boiler Room, Friday & Saturday, February 19 & 20 at 9pm after the comedy series.
Rounding out the band will be Paul Tillotson on Organ, Andy Hess on Bass and Tony Mason on Drums. This band is not to be missed!
Cover is $10 at the door. Comedy patrons stay for free and the first 10 people at the door get in free!

Blues Master Bill Sims Jr.

Sun Valley Music Festival September 26, 2009


The Sun Valley Music Festival on Saturday, September 26 in the Sun Valley Pavilion will feature Brazilian music legend headliner Sergio Mendes, pre-eminent Jazz guitarist Gene Bertoncini, and the Paul Tillotson Love Trio featuring famous Jazz trumpeter Lew Soloff.

Sun Valley Pavilion Festival doors will open at 4pm and general admission ticket prices are $67 & $40 for interior Pavilion open seating and $25 for lawn seating. The first act, the Paul Tillotson Love Trio will start at 5pm, followed by Gene Bertoncini, ending with headliner Sergio Mendes.

Tickets are on sale now at the Sun Valley Recreation Center at (208) 622-2135 or online at: