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New York City, New York, United States

New York City, New York, United States
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"If You Believe"

“If You Believe” [concert] features singer Rosena Hill, pianist Joseph Joubert and trombonist Jason Jackson.

[Rosena] has a beautiful voice that seems to do anything from serious soprano literature to the ding, ding of the “Trolley Song.” She’s polished, works her microphone well, and she’s a consummate musician. But Hill’s finest accomplishment is her care with words. No matter how fast she patters (Sondheim) or how legato the line (“Swing Low”), every word comes across and, more importantly, means something.

Her choice of songs was also exemplary. The juxtaposition of “I Got Rhythm” and “I Feel Pretty,”[arranged by Jason Jackson] was cleaver and exciting. It was wonderful to hear the great music of Bizet translated into “Carmen Jones,” sung as powerfully and as well as Marilyn Horne. And her rendition of “His Eye is on the Sparrow” was powerful enough to draw tears.

… the artistry of the accomplished, skillful pianism of [ Joseph] Joubert. This musician is at ease crossing over from classical to pop to gospel, and his solo stints on the program, especially his own arrangement of Gershwin’s, “Rhapsody in Blue” had the excitement of a Horowitz recital.

[Jason Jackson, a two-time 2009 GRAMMY award winner for Live at the Village Vanguard with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra (large Jazz ensemble) and Jah is Real with Burning Spears (solo Reggae artist) performs] {“The Blue Bells of Scotland” …one of the most difficult pieces in the [trombone] repertory.” }

Hill, Jackson and Joubert obviously had a great time working together and their enthusiasm and talents weren’t wasted on the appreciative audience.

- The Sarasota Observer


IF YOU BELIEVE - Rosena M. Hill
GOING HOME - Jason Jackson



Jack&Hill Music is led by the Grammy Award winning Jazz trombonist, Jason Jackson and concert soloist/ Broadway veteran,Rosena M. Hill. This husband and wife team bring you 20's, 30's, 40's ,50's, 60'sand 70's Jazz, Blues, Broadway, Cabaret, Standards, American Songbook and original tunes that are beyond category (a mix of R&B, Jazz, Latin, Afro-Caribbean, Gospel) and they combine it all into their concerts and leave the audience wanting more. Jack&Hill Music can be heard as a trio, quartet, quintet, up to their full nine piece band that consist of piano/keyboard, acoustic/ electric bass, drums, percussion, guitar, trombone, trumpet, alto sax/flute and vocal. They are distinct for making each song unforgettable and personal.

Jason Jackson has been a regular member of the Grammy Award winning Vanguard Jazz Orchestra for 10 years and the lead trombonist with the Dizzy Gillespie All Star Big Band, since 2004. In addition, he is presently the lead trombonist in Roy Hargrove’s Big Band.

During his tenure with these ensembles, he has worked with many other well known artists, including McCoy Tyner, Charles Tolliver, Jimmy Heath, Ray Charles, Illinois Jacquet, Randy Newman, Charles Mingus Big Band, Maria Schneider, Lennie Kravitz, Barry Manilow, and James Brown to name a few.

On Broadway, Jason was the regular member of two Tony Award winning shows, "The Color Purple," and "Wonderful Town." He has also played in the orchestras of many other Broadway hits, including "The Producers," "Spamalot," "South Pacific," "Chorus Line," "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," Wild Party," "Miss Saigon," "Chicago," "Curtains," and "CATS."

Jason earned his Master's Degree in Jazz and Commercial Music from the Manhattan School of Music in 1995, where he studied with Steve Turre. In 1993, he earned the Bachelor of Music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where he studied with J.J. Johnson, Pat Hollaran, and Raymond Premru. Jason has been added to the list of recommended private instructors at the City College of New York Music Department.

A native of Southern California, Jason's debut album "Going Home"(Jacemus Records) features his original compositions and him as bandleader

Rosena [ pronounced, ro-zi-na] M. Hill was born and raised in Sarasota, Florida. She holds a BFA in Music from Carnegie Mellon University.
As a concert soloist, Rosena, has performed at Carnegie Hall with The New York Pops; Teatro di Massimo Symphony Orchestra in Palermo, Sicily ; Teatro di Lirico Symphony Orchestra and chorus in, Sardegna, ; Memphis Symphony Orchestra , Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra.
Rosena just finished performing on Broadway in "Come Fly Away." She has also performed on Broadway in "The Color Purple", Monty Python’s" Spamalot", "Imaginary Friends", "Oklahoma" 2002, "Riverdance on Broadway", "Marie Christine", "Ragtime". Off- Broadway "Tin Pan Alley Rag".

Regional credits "And the World Goes Round", "Man Of La Mancha", "Baby", "Dreamgirls" , "Lucky Stiff", "Imaginary Friends", "Cinderella", "Chess", "Gypsy", "Kiss Me Kate","La Cage aux Folles", "Ballad of Baby Doe", "Aint’ Misbehavin" , "Brief History of White Music". Internationally with Queen Esther Marrow and the Harlem Gospel Singers & Band. Debut solo CD “If You Believe” sold at www.CDbaby.com/rosenamhill and on ITunes