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Jill Cunniff

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Jill Cunniff
Born (1966-08-17) August 17, 1966 (age 57)
OriginNew York City
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, guitarist

Jill Cunniff (born August 17, 1966)[1] is an American musician and artist, best known as the lead singer of the band Luscious Jackson. Cunniff was born and raised in New York City and attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School where she studied visual arts. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley.[2][3][4] After returning to New York in 1991, she formed Luscious Jackson with friend Gabby Glaser. Cunniff plays bass, sings lead vocals, and has been the chief songwriter of the band.[5]

Cunniff appeared in a 1996 episode of the Adult Swim series Space Ghost Coast to Coast as herself. That same year, she provided the voice of Laura for the English localization of the Sega Saturn game Enemy Zero.

Cunniff joined Luscious Jackson bandmate Vivian Trimble under the name Kostars and recorded the album Klassics with a "K", released in 1996. In 2002, she formed a house music group named the Cooler Kids. Cunniff released a solo album, City Beach, in early 2007.[6][7]

Cunniff is also a painter. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.


  1. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011-05-27). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Omnibus Press. ISBN 978-0-85712-595-8.
  2. ^ "ABOUT". Jill Cunniff Studio. Retrieved 2023-09-12.
  3. ^ "Jill Cunniff". AllMusic.
  4. ^ Carlson, Jen (20 June 2007). "Jill Cunniff, Musician". Gothamist. Archived from the original on 29 November 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  5. ^ Browne, David (6 November 1994). "RECORDINGS VIEW; A City-Cool Foursome Groovin' to the Beat". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  6. ^ Heaton, Dave (22 February 2007). "Jill Cunniff: City Beach". PopMatters. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  7. ^ Keefe, Jonathan (19 Feb 2007). "Jill Cunniff - City Beach". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 13 August 2014.