Music Lakeside Summer Concert Series on Beautiful Belleville Lake Brought to you by the Belleville Area Council for the Arts HOME SCHEDULE DIRECTIONS STUFF Jill Jack

Love! It has to be love. A Jill Jack concert cannot exist without it. From the beginning to the end. The moment she steps on stage, it's evident in her ever present smile - the mirror to her songwriting soul. For she is home. The stage is her home. The audience invited through her songs. Each song wrapped in love and sent on its way into the crowd. And like a warm summer breeze, the love finds its way back to her in a night long circle of flight. She's living a dream. A dream few are blessed to live. It may not be perfect. Life isn't perfect. But its hers. It's who she is. What she was meant to do. Where she belongs. Every exhilarating moment on stage, a testament of God's affirmation of her purpose in life. Aware that hers is a gift to be shared, she sings her songs. Each one caressed by her voice. Her guitar breathing life into her every word. For her songs are like her children. Each one has its own story. Its own place in time. Captivating the audience as they live the moment with her. The night a witness to that special bond between the performer and her audience that she so lovingly nurtures to the last song. The hope is that she continues to write her songs. Continues to sing her songs. For we are all in constant search to find a happy place. And she is just that. A happy place!

"She's sharp, she's witty, and she's got soul. Most important, I think based on her songwriting and style, she's got staying power" -- WDVR-FM in New Jersey

An astonishing 46 time Detroit Music Award recipient (see full list), Jill began her professional career singing backup with well known Detroit country and rock bands. By the late 90s she was writing constantly, fronting her own band and beginning to open for what would become a long list of prominent touring acts -- Bob Seger, John Waite, Emmylou Harris, Shawn Colvin, Patty Griffin, Dan Fogelberg, Marshall Crenshaw, Chris Issak, and Loretta Lynn. As well she developed her reputation as headliner at venues & festivals -- SXSW (South by Southwest), Ann Arbor Folk Festival, 30A Songwriters Festival, WYCD Downtown Hoedown, Blissfest Music Festival, The Bluebird Café, The Living Room in NYC, and consistent sell-out shows at the historical Ark in Ann Arbor, MI. Regional touring has branched to successful tours of England and all over America. Jill was also a finalist in the Susanne Millsaps Performing Songwriter Showcase, and was chosen as an Americana semifinalist in the International Songwriting Competition for Fallen (A Love Song). Jack now has 12 Award winning CD’s to her name.

"Her voice can soar like opera and smoke like the blues ... one of the strongest voices in Detroit, or in the country for that matter." -- The Detroit Free Press

Her success in music has led to recent opportunities both acting in and scoring for independent films. After witnessing one of Jill's passionate live performances, Emmy Award winning Producer Keith Famie decided to follow Jill for a 2 year period to capture the life of an independent artist. The documentary "Live Like Tomorrow - The Jill Jack Story" is in development. Keith and Jill worked closely to score 5 of his Emmy award winning PBS documentaries.

A natural extension of her inclusive music, Jill contributes mightily to those less fortunate. Her recent missionary work to Haiti was life changing and will forever be on her schedule to work with orphans and the poor. She also contributes to her local community either as an active board member, or playing benefits and lending her name and time to organizations such as Detroit Children’s Choir, Michigan Arthritis Foundation, Rock for Jobs, Gilda’s Club, Bras For A Cause, the Girl Scouts of America, and Enchanted Makeovers or volunteering at homeless shelters.

Jill also had the great honor of being asked to write and record a theme song for a Detroit campaign called I’m A Believer. The highly successful pro-Detroit campaign driven by Jill’s anthem recently took Best of Show honors at the international Mercury Excellence Awards in NYC.

And if that isn't enough, Jill recently added Consultant/Life Coach and Radio Host to her repertoire. Jill loves to help people reach their dreams. So much so, she opened a consulting/life coaching business, Dream Big Incorporated, which also has extended to her very own radio show, Dream Big with Jill Jack, on Empower Radio (Iheart, Itunes, etc).

Jill is currently working on a Television program "Walk in My Shoes" that will air in 2019.

Jill will see more touring, film work and charitable activities. Her performing and songwriting comments on and includes both the obvious parts of life and all those things we can’t easily discuss. In this sense, Jill Jack is reaching for one of music’s more elevated purposes -- she’s touching those things within her reach, and then extending beyond what even she can see. Sky’s the limit.