Jenny Hill's new band, the Chill Factor, features her original compositions and a few standards, played by Jenny on saxes and flute, Jerome Harris on bass guitar, Stefan Bauer on vibraphone, Curtis Fowlkes on trombone, and Todd Isler on drums and percussion. The grooves are drawn from the Northeast of Brazil, West Africa, and modern jazz.
On The Chill Factor, Jenny Hill's third release as a leader, Hill distinguishes herself as a formidable
soloist as well as an accomplished composer-arranger and bandleader. Bebop meets Brazil on this
versatile outing, which also contains a couple of affecting ballads, an African flavored romp, a bit of
off-kilter funk and two inventive takes on jazz classics. Hill leads the way with some bold playing on
tenor, soprano and flute, accompanied by a stellar crew of fellow New Yorkers in trombonist Curtis
Fowlkes, pianist John DiMartino, vibraphonist Stefan Bauer, acoustic bass guitarist Jerome Harris,
electric bassist Oswaldo Amorim, upright bassist Dave Ambrosio and her husband Todd Isler on drums
Willing to teach
Advanced students only.
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, woodwind faculty
NYPops Salute to Music Program, Brooklyn division
92nd Street Y School of the Arts Faculty
Modern approaches to jazz standards.
Improve your response time-incorporate concepts of being in the moment with all the jazz theory
you've assimilated. Listen to your bandmates, and react. We will play standard jazz melodies over
unfamiliar grooves from other countries such as India, Senegal, or Brazil.