Wednesday, October 14th, 2009 4:43 PM
Jenny Hill, saxophonist and flautist, composer and arranger, has a diverse resume that includes jazz, reggae, and global music. Interested in combining jazz harmonies with funky rhythms from the northeast of Brazil and West Africa, she leads her own group, Liquid Horn, as well as touring with the Easy Star All Stars, Denis Leary and the Enablers, and playing in various projects such as the Ed Palermo Frank Zappa Big Band. She has produced 3 CDs under her own name, The Chill Factor, Liquid Horn, and Planet Sax.
Bill Milkowski of Jazz Times calls her “an accomplished composer-arranger and first-rate soloist, with some bold playing on tenor, soprano and flute. Highly recommended.”
A resident of NYC, she has toured, performed, and/or recorded with Denis Leary, Govt. Mule, Mike Gordon of Phish, Bernie Worrell, DJ Logic, Eumir Deodato, Corey Glover, Daniel Ponce, and MC Solaar, and reggae greats such as Maxi Priest, Dennis Brown, Toots and the Maytals, and Burning Spear. Jenny also performed with Nancy Wilson, Dianne Schuur, Clark Terry, Dave Brubeck, Joe Williams, and Cab Calloway while a member of the DIVA jazz orchestra. Recently she was teaching Brazilian-jazz ensemble at the international CIVEBRA session in Brasilia, Brazil. For more info, see www.JennyHillJazz.com