|Dear JILL, |
It all began with a dream. If you build it they will come, so the saying goes! People came from far and wide to celebrate the release of Jill Jack's latest CD "Sunflower Girl". The kick off to what is planned to be the beginning a very successful national tour rocked Royal Oak, Michigan! And the party is just getting started! You could feel the love in the room coming from the longtime Jill Jack Fans as they got all "jacked up" as they say, for a night of emotionally rocked out songs. The band, Ron Pangborn steady on drums, electric guitar player Chris Degnore, Bernie Palo on keys, Dave Hendrickson on Bass, and Mark Iannace on accordion, were on fire! The Detroit Childrens Choir brought the house down performing Jill's "Chasing this Dream" (video footage Larry Wolffe) from the sunflower girl album and had the audiences faces streaming with tears on their rendition of a Jack classic "One People". Word on the street is that it was a night to remember! for more news and coverage of the cd release show go to www.jilljack.com or visit jill's facebook fanpage.
Photo Deanna Carpenter
Jill wants to thank the sponsors: UHY LLP, Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, Steve "Peds" Pederson, Santicchia's, O'Neills, Bakers & Zerbonias, Patrick Gregory CPA,www.privatemusicnetwork.com, Arnold Erb Electric, Alan C Rudzewicz, Strobl & Sharp, Kurt & Carmen Siebenaller, Waskul Productions, JII) in Memory of Joseph Okrie, Linda and Glenn Parvin.
Liz Larin and American City Media for her beautiful creativity of graphics and documentary.
Neil Sever and team for the best sound engineering ever!
Don Kober for his magical lighting expertise
GW and Claudia Staton for your class, creative and yummy vip appetizers!
Jessie, Brad, Diana and all the people at Royal Oak Music Theatre
Deanna Carpenter and Michael Hacala for your vision thru your lenses! great photogarphy!
Sarah and Kelly Santicchia - go Merch girls!
Sherette Mickles for the sunflower stage arrangements!!
The Detroit Children's Choir for making everyone's hearts soar! and all the parents, Carol Scoch for all you do for DCC, all the music assistants and the parents who gave of their time to get the kids to rehearsals!!
Emma Jack who earned her stripes as a stage manager - you rock!
Roger Andree - for calming the nerves
Jack Ashton for flying in...again and for his management vision
Matt Lee - the best Publicist ever!
Keith Famie for his belief in the independent artist!
The musicians: Ron Pangborn, Chris Degnore, Nolan Mendenhall, Dave Hendrickson, Mark Iannace, Bernie Palo, Ben Luttermoser, Jason Charbeneau
all the press, tv and radio personalities who helped promote the show
and to the fans! for filling the room with so much love and support.
Thank you all!