Jillene is originally from Miami, Florida (USA), where she began
to study (classical) piano at age 5, started playing in pop and
rock bands at 17 years, and migrated to Switzerland at the
age of 20.
Jillene began to compose on multi-track
recorders some first original music and since has never stopped playing
with new ideas.
The various musical styles converging in Switzerland was a refreshing
change, giving lots of new impressions and inspirations. She
enjoyed working with many wonderful talented artists and in some
fantastic studios, creating music for theater, TV, movies, and "normal" music
productions. The surge of DJ (electronica fantastica)
music in the 90's and the ensuing hunger to experience
live musicians again coupled with a personal longing to get "out
and about" with people again after many years spent mostly
in studios - lead to the birth of her Live Lounge (& New
- Club-Lounge) Project. An MC/singer/keyboardist in
a lounge or club setting - solo and/or improvising live with
DJ's or other musicians, creating lyrics and melodies to their
tracks, interacting with the audience.
Jillene recently returned to her roots in Miami and enjoyed thoroughly
the new styles emerging in that area, combining the
talents of the variety of musicians living there -
the US jazz, R&B, and Rock locals together with the "Carribbeaners" and South
Jillene can perform from Lounge, Soft Jazz, Soft Pop, Chill-out,
Bossa Nova to Dance music.
Some Venues where Jillene performed:
Zurich - Kaufleuten Supermarket (showblock),
Club-Q (Live Improv
HardOne, Forum, Blue Note,
Winthurer Theater Ball,
Club, Tente Rouge, currently in Terrasse.
Elbow Room, Sidewalk Cafe, CBGB. Many Private and
Munich, Lubeck, Hamburg, Muenster Kultur Zentrum and
England: Wembley Stadium Event
Ultra Music Festival, Bang Music Festival, Various Hotels