ESSENCE - Need we say more!? We think the video says it all! Every instrumental musician in this band performed in Billy Joel's Broadway Hit MOVING OUT and Jill, well, you can see her credentials fly by on our video demo of her. Her brother Eddie? Well, he matches her fabulously and while we don't show the other vocalists on our video, every single musician in this band also sings solo and does back-up vocals as well, so there is even more than what we show! This band can play any type of music from 1940's swing and big band music till today. Just ask us and we'll let you know if we can play it! For corporate events we also can write original comedy or songs for the event. For weddings we can write original love tunes for the couples first or last dance or both! Just ASK! Call for your private one-on-one meeting with the band manager Iris Gillon (NYC's top event planner and music producer!) This band is managed and presented by IGMC. (Iris Gillon Music'n Celebrations)
Corporate Entertainment Events & Music. For more than 7 years Essence Dance Bands have contributed to the success of hundreds of Weddings and New York Events. ESSENCE is too good to be called a wedding Band. ESSENCE performes at grand corporate events in midtown, presidential inaugural balls in DC to prestigious Weddings and New York Events. ESSENCE Dance Band have the talent and experience to create excitement at your New York Event or New York Wedding.
Not only is Jill an extraordinarily gifted singer, songwriter and bandleader, she also inspired a smashing pair of high-heeled boots that are about as sexy as she is. Based on her total rock'n'roll attitude, Jill was the winner of the first Steve Madden "Rock n' Sole Band Search" contest resulting in the "Jill Joy Boot", named after her.
But there are miles more to Jill than a pair of extra-cool boots. The gritty, pretty, super soulful rock singer from New York brings a biting edge to music that makes people sit up, take notice and leave with a smile on their face.
Jill performed as back up and opening work for illustrious artists ranging from Kelly Clarkson to Dee Snider to 98 Degrees to Enya, and on major television shows like "The Late Show with David Letterman," where she performed with the band Third Eye Blind. Before appearing on CBS's "Rockstar Supernova," Jill was also the female lead singer for the West Coast touring company of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
Jill also executed some skillful, memorable belt-outs of one of the hardest songs to sing--The National Anthem--and more than once. She even filled Madison Square Garden singing the complicated, patriotic ode, opening up a NY Knicks Playoff game with smashing aplomb. And her formidable pipes continued to shine in performances at the Manhattan Center with INXS, Jeffrey Gaines and Gloria Gaynor as part of the Bali Benefit Concert. Taking her even further, Jill's song "Don't Make Me Wait," went gold in Spain.
Jill's impressive credits include two albums ("He's My Bitch" and "Got Some Issues"), numerous radio and TV appearances (Reality Remix, Fox 5's Good Day NY and News 12 Long Island; she has appeared on 95.5 FM "The Scott and Todd Show", 102.7 FM WNEW's "Ron & Fez" show; her song "He's My Bitch" has been in regular rotation on WNEW, Q104.3, and featured on MTV's "The Real World" and NBC's "Passions"). Jill was featured on the cover of Flatiron Magazine, in Newsday, Glamour, Billboard, The Daily News, New York Times, New York Post, and Long Island Press. Her most recent CD "Breaking For The Holidays" features Jill among many artist including Chaka Khan and Sandra Bernhard.
Currently you can hear Jill's voice on numerous TV and radio commercials. They include Ford's "Bold Moves", Gillette Venus, La-Z-Boy, and Simon Malls.
But her successes have not kept Jill from remembering her roots, as the immensely likable woman remains steadfastly down to earth and quick to smile. And living in the nifty situation of being married to a musician whom she performs and tours the country with, Jill has plenty reason to smile.