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Janelle Gill

DCJF Performance Date(s) and Venue(s)

Artist Bio

 Ms. Gill is a rising star in the tradition of Washington jazz pianists. Janelle was recently commissioned by the Phillips Collection museum to compose an original composition for an exhibition, and upcoming appearances include the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival and a tribute to Women In Jazz for the Smithsonian. Janelle has worked with established artists including Marshall Keys, The Blackbyrds, Hamiet Bluiett, Oliver Lake, and Delfeayo Marsalis. Janelle attended Howard University, is a graduate of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, and has performed with Oliver Lake, the Blackbyrds, Delfeayo Marsalis, David Murray, Kenny Rittenhouse, and Marshall Keys. An ambitious composer, she is currently preparing her own debut recording.