Jill Salkin describes herself to be a hybrid singer and
songwriter. Her many musical influences include Motown,
Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor, Sarah Vaughan,
Patti Austin, Chaka Khan, and Steely Dan.
Jill started writing poetry at 14, and and then began writing
songs, accompanying herself with guitar and piano. Her voice
study began at 16, which she continued through college and
Her earliest performances were in coffee houses, and
through the years, Jill has honed her craft as a singer and
performer in a variety of venues such as clubs, in casino
lounges and as a background vocalist for showroom
headliners in Atlantic City, recording projects, and jazz clubs
in Philadelphia and New York City.
In 2001, Jill released her first CD, Heart’s Desire, a collection
of her original songs, which had some select airplay