SEEMS LIKE DREAMS CD - Jill Jensen's voice is strong and self-assured on standards ...backed by her amazing quartet: Rick Embach - vibes, Jack Grassel - guitar, Marlene Rosenburg - bass, Ernie Adams - drums
Jill Jensen is well known for delighting audiences as a vocalist, actress, voice talent, and television personality throughout the Midwestern United States. Whether in her duo, combo or big band, Jill's singing is always a sure fire crowd pleaser. She has gained musical fame through singing engagements with various musical groups. Most notably, since 1998, when she teamed up with (and eventually married!) world-renowned jazz guitarist, Jack Grassel.
Jill - voice, Rick Embach - vibes, Ernie Adams - drums
Marlene Rosenburg - bass, Jack Grassel - guitar
"Jensen's voice is strong and self-assured... Grassel's overall skill and musical approach are the perfect compliment to Jensen's smooth and confident vocal styling and phrasing." Just Jazz Guitar Magazine
"Wisconsin singer Jill Jensen's first album features the guitar of Jack Grassel, a faultless foil for the artist's soft, sensuous vocalizing. Often singing with a breathy style, Jensen enters into that vocal domain whose major inhabitant is the hushed one, Peggy Lee. Other times she becomes more assertive, such as on a swinging "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To." This cut spotlights the vibes playing of Rick Embach and a relaxed drum solo by Ernie Adams. Irrespective of tempo or mannerism, Jensen puts her imprimatur on each of the seven songs on the agenda. "I'm All Smiles," a song favored by Betty Carter, is done waltz style with Jensen's vocals lagging behind Grassel's guitar. The only problem with the album is that there isn't enough of it. Jensen has a pleasant voice with good diction, phrasing, and more than average range which she uses to good effect.....this album is recommended." Dave Nathan, All Music Guide