Jill Jack

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Jill Jack
Origin Ferndale, Michigan
Genres Pop/rock, country, Folk/rock, American Standards
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Voice, Guitar
Years active 1997–present
Labels Uphill Productions
Associated acts Jill Jack and the American Songbook Band
Website www.jilljack.com

Jill Jack is an American singer-songwriter based in Ferndale, Michigan. As of December 2016, she has released 11 albums, ranging from soul to rock, to folk and country. She leads a band of the same name, as well as a jazz ensemble dedicated to standards, "Jill Jack and the American Songbook Band."

Three of her CDs - Live and Unplugged in 2005, Moon and the Morning After in 2006, Songwriter Sessions in 2010 - won Detroit Music Awards for Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Recording. Writing for Allmusic, Thom Jurek called Moon and the Morning After, "an exceptionally honest rock & roll record, ... one that delivers musically as well as lyrically in spades and diamonds."[1]

Discography[edit]

  • Watch Over Me[2](1997) Drum Dancer
  • Too Close To The Sun[3](1998) Drum Dancer
  • Live From Billy's Basement[4](1999) Drum Dancer
  • The Love Hotel[5] (2001) Drum Dancer
  • Live and Unplugged[6] (2004) Uphill Productions
  • Moon and the Morning After[7] (2006) Uphill Productions
  • Songwriter Sessions[8] (2009) Uphill Productions
  • Sunflower Girl[9] (2012) Uphill Productions
  • Celebrates the Holiday[10](2013) Uphill Productions
  • Look Beyond Your Horizons (Single from "The Embrace of Aging") (2014) (featuring The Detroit Women's Project) [11] Uphill Productions
  • Moon Be Thine[12](2015) Uphill Productions
  • Pure Imagination (as Jill Jack and the American Songbook Band)[13] (2016) Uphill Productions

Awards[edit]

Detroit Music Awards

Outstanding Vocalist (Pop/Rock), New Group/Performer Deserving Wider Recognition (1997)

Outstanding Vocalist (Rock/Pop), Outstanding Vocalist (Acoustic/Folk), Outstanding Local Artist/Group (Rock/Pop), Outstanding Artist/Group (Acoustic/Folk), Outstanding New Group (Acoustic/Folk), Outstanding Recording (Acoustic/Folk) (1998)

Outstanding Vocalist (Rock/Pop), Outstanding Artist/Group (Rock/Pop) (1999)

Outstanding Vocalist (Pop/Rock) (2000)

Outstanding Recording (Acoustic/Folk), Outstanding Artist/Group (Pop/Rock) (2005)

Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Songwriter, Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Vocalist, Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Recording, Outstanding Acoustic Artist/Group, Outstanding Pop Artist/Group (2006)

Outstanding Acoustic Artist/Group, Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Songwriter, Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Vocalist (2007)

Outstanding Acoustic Artist/Group, Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Songwriter, Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Vocalist (2008)

Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Recording - Songwriter Sessions, Outstanding Acoustic Artist/Group, Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Vocalist (2010)

Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Songwriter, Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Vocalist, Outstanding Acoustic Artist/Group (2011)

Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Songwriter, Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Vocalist, Outstanding Folk Artist/Group (2012)

Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Recording -Sunflower Girl, Outstanding Folk Artist/Group (2013)

Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Songwriter, Outstanding Folk Artist/Group (2014)

Outstanding Americana Songwriter (2015)

International Songwriting Competition

Americana Semi-Finalist - Fallen (A Love Song) (2011)

Susanne Millsaps Performing Songwriter Showcase

Finalist (2011)

Mercury Excellence Awards

Best of Pro Bono Projects - I'm a Believer (2011)

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