''Stevenson is much more than what she does. The songs provided on the EPs are absolutely first class and her whole crew, her band and Adam Widoff, help her nail not just the sound but the feel. What does she feel? What does anybody feel? That is the magic of the whole thing. She gets it. She gets us. This is music from the heart and soul for the heart and soul, Jill Stevenson-style. And it is deceptive. Over time, what you didn't hear becomes what you want to hear later". -Frank O. Gutch Jr.
The music of Jill Stevenson reflects a depth of soul and poetic sense that reaches well beyond her years.
Jill was studying piano at age seven and her singing career began at the age of nine, with regular appearances in a small church that her parents helped to establish. She soon picked up the guitar and it was not long before she was singing her own songs before coffeehouse and open-mic audiences in and around her native Denver.
She has already assembled an impressive catalog of original material, which blends elements of folk, R&B, funk, and pop into a hybrid that is uniquely her own. The strength, character, and versatility of her singing voice, as well as her ability as an instrumentalist are immediately apparent.
Jill's passion for music brought her to New York City a few years ago. Since her arrival, she has spent most of her time working with songwriters and producers to cultivate the art of song craft she is dedicated to. Her unwavering commitment to expressing herself through music has contributed to the maturity she displays on stage. And her innate understanding of her musicianship, reveal an artist who is not only connected with her music, but also with the audiences she plays for every week.
Jill released her second album "1308 Ditmas"in 2005, which has received glowing reviews from critics and fans. The Live album "L" was released in 2006, and is a wonderful collection of raw recordings from the Lower East Side to Bleecker St. in NYC. In January 2009, The Jill Stevenson Band released their self-titled EP with bassist Mike Visceglia, Daniel A. Weiss on keys and organ, Billy Masters on guitar, and Doug Yowell on drums. In October 2009, She and Adam Widoff released their record "Where We're Not", which was recorded in Chichester, NY at Stoney Clove Studios nestled in the Catskills Mountains. "We All Do", her most recent release (2011) was recorded at Applehead Recording Studios in Woodstock, NY.