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Jenny Hill

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.

Jenny Hill’s musical journey has resulted in a diverse resume that includes jazz, reggae, and latin traditions. She has toured and recorded with reggae greats such as Maxi Priest, Dennis Brown, Toots and the Maytals, and Burning Spear, as well as funk and soul artists Govt. Mule, Corey Glover, Daniel Ponce, Eumir Deodato, Bernie Worrell, DJ Logic, and MC Solaar. While a member of the DIVA jazz orchestra, Ms. Hill performed with jazz artists Nancy Wilson, Dianne Schuur, Clark Terry, Dave Brubeck, and Joe Williams.

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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 and percussion

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Primary Instrument

Saxophone

Location

Brooklyn, NY

Willing to teach

Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, woodwind faculty NYPops Salute to Music Program, Brooklyn division 92nd Street Y School of the Arts Faculty

Clinic/Workshop Information

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.

Albums

The Chill Factor
The Chill Factor
Self Produced
2007
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