Jill Jack’s magical connection to her audience is the result of her generous artistry. By combining her gifts as a conceptual visionary with a warm gathering of musical influences, Jill touches that secret heart of ours with her melodies and lyrics. In her hometown of Detroit, Jill needs no further explanation. She’s been lauded in equal measure to her talents: Since 1997 she’s won 37 Detroit Music Awards in every conceivable category that applies to a singer-
Jill has built her audience with her whimsical, genuine live performances. Genuine is the defining term here. Propelled by her musical exemplars Joni Mitchell and Emmy Lou Harris, there are few performers with less conflict between who they are on stage and off than Jill. She extends the tradition of the confessional(i.e. achingly open, unafraid ofintimacy) singer-
Jill began her professional career singing backup with prominent 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 , who gave Jill priceless backstage encouragement and advice. As well, she developed her reputation as headliner at venues & festivals
– SXSW, Ann Arbor Folk Festival, WYCD Downtown Hoedown, 30A Songwriters Festival, Blissfest Music Festival, The Bluebird Café, The Living Room in NYC, and consistent sell-
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-
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.
She's got the stage presence, the voice, the ability to interpret songs passionately...there's a lot of soul in what she does.