The Jackson Jills are one of the oldest, most established all-female a cappella groups in the nation. Always ferociously energetic and cutting edge, these ladies have helped pave the way for other groups of women looking to make a name for themselves in their respective communities. With sharp, intricate arrangements and a no-holds-barred approach to making music, the Jackson Jills are truly a force to be reckoned with in the a cappella world, both on stage and in the studio.
That tradition will continue today, as the group releases its thirteenth album, “Playing With Fire,” for digital download through A Cappella Records!
“Playing With Fire” is a powerful work of art, which fared well in the 2012 Contemporary A cappella Recording Award nominations for both the overall album, as well as for their opening track of ”Unbreakable” by Firelight. Other tracks, including ”I’m Gone, I’m Going” by Lesley Roy, ”Winter Song” by Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson, ”Forget You” by Cee-Lo Green and ”Say (All I Need)” by OneRepublic do much to harness the raw emotions and talents of these incredibly accomplished women. “Fire” is the perfect metaphor for what these ladies have created with their newest studio release.
The group itself is an institution, hailing from the impressive collegiate a cappella tradition of Tufts University. Founded in 1963, the Jackson Jills have done well to uphold that tradition as the school’s oldest all-female a cappella group. Their style is decidedly eclectic, proudly ranging from the Beatles to Bruno Mars, and enthusiastically sampling from everything in between. “Playing By Fire” is not the only Jackson Jills’ album recognized by awards, either. Many others have also received CARA nominations and wins, with tracks of theirs additionally selected for inclusion on multiple Best of College A cappella compilations.
Find “Playing With Fire” on iTunes today!