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Founded in 1963, the Jackson Jills is Tufts’ oldest all-female a capella group.
In April, many former Jills returned to the Hill to celebrate their 50th anniversary with a reunion show. Jills through the generations proved their a cappella spirit still runs strong. Watch the video below to see the founding members of the Jackson Jills sing Sentimental Journey, originally sung by Doris Day.
You can also enjoy photos of the Jackson Jills reunion gathered by Tufts Alumni.
On October 13th, the Jackson Jills, Tufts’ oldest female a cappella group, performed at Boloco on Boston Avenue. Performing alongside the University of Richmond Octaves, the Jills showed off their new members and some impressive new songs.
Check out this video from the Tufts Daily of the Jills performing “Only the Horses” by Scissor Sisters.
Tufts’ annual homecoming a cappella show was a huge hit with students and alumni alike, as the Amalgamates, Jackson Jills, and Beelzebubs preformed to an enthusiastic audience in Goddard Chapel. Each group was excited to show off their new members, as well as their exciting new repertoire of songs.
Here’s a clip of the Bubs performing Bonnie Tyler’s 1984 hit, “Holding Out For A Hero.”
It’s been a little quiet on campus since the end of the semester and commencement, so you can imagine our excitement when the Jackson Jills posted a new video from their 2012 Spring Show. If you’d like to hear more, their latest album Playing With Fire is now available on iTunes.
Jackson Jills performed Pat Benetar’s classic “Shadows of the Night” at a reception in Remis Sculpture Court on Dec. 4.
Check out some clips from the Jackson Jills’ December Reception, held Dec. 11 at the Remis Sculpture Court.
The silky smooth vocals of popular Cee-Lo song “Forget You” got the Jackson Jills’ treatment at this year’s Homecoming A Cappella Show. The song has gained popularity through it’s kinetic typography video on Youtube, and has began radio airplay on many top 40 stations. Soloist Amanda Garces (A ’11) belts out the lyrics while the rest of the Jills provide the soulful chorus and beats in the background. The piece was arranged by Hannah Shefsky (A ’11).
Ever wish that your morning commute was a little less dull? Enter Tufts a cappella sensation sQ! to a crowded MBTA Red Line train, bringing joy to riders (whether they like it or not). The experience was recorded and has been posted on YouTube and UniversalHub. The group did a rendition of summer hit “Ridin’ Solo” by Jason Derulo.
Kristen Ford (E’ 13) provided her pipes as the soloist in this arrangement. In January, the group’s arrangement of “That’s What you Get” by Paramore was selected to be one of 20 groups to be featured on the Best of College A Cappella (BOCA) 2010. The album also features selections from the Jackson Jills and the Beelzebubs.