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Jill Salkin

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 beyond. 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

Jazz Appreciation Month 2014 in Philadelphia: A Recap

Read "Jazz Appreciation Month 2014 in Philadelphia: A Recap" reviewed by Jason Fifield

This April was a month of truly spectacular music on all fronts in jny: Philadelphia. I know I missed a whole lot (see Philadelphia Jazz Project and Ars Nova Workshop) but here's my take. I kicked off the month with my trio Mischa Machez at our monthly First Friday Happy Hour at the Dog ...

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Vocalist Jill Salkin In Cheltenham on Wednesday Dec. 5th

Vocalist Jill Salkin In Cheltenham on Wednesday Dec. 5th

Jazz Bridge in Cheltenham! presents singer Jill Salkin, appearing at the Cheltenham Center for the Arts—439 Ashbourne Road in Cheltenham—on December 5th. Tickets are $10, $5 for students, and are available only at the door. Show time is 7:30. WRTI Radio’s Bob Perkins described Jill Salkin as a genuinely fine jazz voice. Critic and author Scott ...

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Woodmere Art Museum Celebrates Iconic Artists and Composers in Weekly Jazz and Classical Music Series

PHILADELPHIA, PA: Audiences are invited to experience music and art together at Woodmere Art Museum in historic Chestnut Hill. Woodmere's popular Friday Night Jazz and Classic Sundays series return every weekend for two months beginning February 10. Performed in the Museum's grand Kuch Gallery, visitors can tour FORCE OF NATURE—Elaine Kurtz: A Retrospective and Elemental: Nature ...

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Jill Salkin featured on JazzOn2.org

Selections from Jill Salkin's CD, The Very Thought of You were featured this week on JazzOn2.org, by host Joe Cataldo. Four songs from Jill's latest release were played, including one original composition. As Jill continues to be heard on stations around the country, she has garnered some fine reviews: “How sweet it is for a radio ...


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