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Two years in a row given the title of one of the top 5 songwriters in the state, Jennifer Hill, a New Englander by birth, is starting a fire…a fire that she hopes will ignite your soul and burst it into a glittery bubble that plays music up to the heavens. at 4'11, She is a feisty,heartwarming pixie armed with a big voice inside a small frame.
From attending the prestigious HARTT School of music, to honing her craft in NYC's lower east side, Jennifer Hill has made herself known as both an outstanding vocalist/pianist and musical activist on the Indie Scene. Her band Jennifer Hill and Co. is a mix of rock, pop, alternative,and blues…and her solo work is a menage of uptempo piano pieces and brooding melodies with lyrics inspired by love, life, loss and the messed up things life has to offer.
She has been compared to the vocal range of Lady Gaga along with the piano soul of Fiona Apple with a touch of Carol King and a sprinkle of Blondie making love to Pink Floyd. She can either rock you with a full band or bring you to tears (in a good way) with just her voice and the keys.
Currently the band consists of Jennifer Hill on Keys of all kinds,Bob Schwecherl on Drums,Isaac Young (of the Isaac Young Quartet) on keys, Adam Clymer (from the band 1974) on Guitar, Jeff Chen (Them Damn Hamiltons) on Cello and Chris Foley (Echo and Drake) makes appearances on bass as well as many other elite members of the CT Music scene.
The sound is Pop with a definite Alternative, blues, rock and cabaret influence. It gets as bawdy as a piano speak easy and as beautiful as a Tori Amos descant. With Jennifer and Isaac on Keys, they can get lush and dreamy or start a dueling piano vibe. The drums add in the perfect mix of rock to help make this musical martini just what you need to feel a bit tipsy. Christoper on the bass adds the end to make you wanna do bad things to your neighbor. (in a good way)
The band's influences range from The Beatles, Massive Attack, Bjork, Ben Folds, Pink Floyd, Fiona Apple, Blondie, Madonna,Sarah Vaughn, Esthero, Led Zeppelin to...everything you can possibly think of. These music geeks have been doing it all their lives and classical music is just as relevant to their music as is B.B King's Indianola Mississippi Seeds Album.
"She's like Lou Reed mixed with Fiona Apple with Vaudvillian sound on the keys" (Hartford Advocate 2013)
One reader of the Hartford Advocate described her "like a twisted Fiona Apple with a little more spunk"...the Advocate's remark was "Now, Fiona's pretty twisted already,(this is the girl who said she's "break a boy just because she can,")..."So it's easy to see why Jennifer Hill and Co. stick in people's minds" (Hartford Advocate 2009)
Jennifer is also a musical advocate and mentor. She is a vocal coach for national touring bands and also teaches private students that are all making music a life goal. Teaching the future is something she is passionate about and she is known as someone who not only ets results with her methods but as someone her students look up to and love. Music is her gift and her curse.
Finalist for Best Singer/Songwriter at 2012 CTMA (Ct Music Awards) Considered one of the top 5 songwriters in the State out of thousands of applicants.
Finalist for Best Singer/Songwriter at 2013 CTMA (Ct Music Awards) Considered one of the top 5 songwriters in the State
Finalist for Best Band of CT 2013 New England Music Awards (top 5 in the state)
Winner Best Female vocalist 2009 Hartford Advocate GBS
Nominated for Best Singer/songwriter, Best "OTHER", Best Indie Rock, and Best Band in 2012's CTMA
Nominated for Best Singer/songwriter, Best "OTHER", Best Indie Rock, and Best Band in 2013 CTMA