Concert Review from Tri-State Defender
Jamille JAM Hunter is Michigan born/Memphis based Jazz and Soul singer songwriter who is making her mark on the music scene with her mesmerizing vocals and contemporary approach to classic and modern jazz.
With years of gigging in the R&B/Soul arena under her belt, and previous classical training JAM began to train intensively as a jazz vocalist in Los Angeles at the World Stage of Leimert Park. Practicing technique under the guidance of drummer Billy Higgins, bassists Al McKibbon and Kevin O’Neal, and pianist Dini Clarke, she fell in love with jazz and never looked back. Seeking an international experience she left Los Angeles and hit the stage in Nagoya, Japan where she honed her craft as the lead vocalist at the Stardust Jazz Lounge.
Recently JAM released her live recorded CD/DVD titled "Sassy's Return: The SV Project”. This tribute to the late, great Sarah Vaughan was a credit to JAM's greatest inspiration. Previously CD releases include “In The Sun” and singles “Blue Moon” and “ You Got Me”, all written and co-produced by JAM.
JAM along with her band Mood Swing has performed at the River Arts Fest, The On Location International Film and Music Festival, The Black Arts Fest, the Memphis International Jazz Festival and the Soulsville Music Fest in addition to numerous clubs and venues.