Jill Desiree

The Australian born, Indonesian raised singer brings a fresh, global perspective to vintage R&B and soul.

Few artists embody the spirit of classic soul, jazz, and R&B like Jill Desiree.  The Australian born singer follows in the tradition of artists like Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, and Whitney Houston, blending her evocative vocals with the expert musicianship of her collaborators to create her timeless sound.

Born in Sydney, Australia and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia Jill brings a much needed global perspective to her music.  Her powerful singing voice afforded her many performance opportunities, as she spent her teenage years honing her craft and singing on any stage available.  Her ambitions, however, were always much larger.  She finally got the opportunity to make the most of her potential upon being accepted to Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she studied with some of the most accomplished performers in the world.

Jill is now stepping into the spotlight with her debut EP, "Cover Story."  Recorded live with some of the most prolific names in the industry, it is the perfect introduction to a dynamic young artist with a vital story to tell.   With new releases planned for 2021 and beyond, Jill is poised to be at the forefront of modern soul for years to come.

Debut EP 'Cover Story'

Jill Desiree Announces Debut EP ‘Cover Story’ 

The Australian born, Indonesian raised singer brings a fresh, global perspective to vintage R&B and soul. 

A devout student of legendary vocalists like Chaka Khan and Aretha Franklin, Jill Desiree sings undeniable wisdom and passion.  On her debut album, she pays tribute to her heroes while pushing the genre into bold new territory.  The result is an adventurous EP that shines a spotlight on a dynamic emerging talent. 

‘Cover Story’ opens with an evocative cover of Sting’s ‘Shape Of My Heart.’  With its meandering rhythms and largely improvised woodwinds performed by Katisse Buckingham, the track is an ideal introduction to Jill’s philosophy. 

“Improvised music allows each player to express themselves,” she explains.  “The goal is to create a musical conversation within the context of popular songs.” 

Along with her all-star cast of accompanists, she applies this strategy brilliantly to compositions by icons like Stevie Wonder to lesser known but equally deserving talents like Raul Midon.  Jill’s versatility as a vocalist allows her to fully inhabit these songs, breathing new life into classics and revealing herself as an exceptionally promising new artist. 

‘Cover Story’ is available everywhere May 1, 2021 





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