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Jackson Jills 50th Anniversary

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.

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The Jackson Jills: “Only the Horses”

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.

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Beelzebubs “Holding Out For A Hero”

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.”

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Cookie Monsters

This past spring, the Tufts campus was hit with a new phenomenon: a cookie craze. Unlike some brief crazes that have swept our campus this past spring (YOLO, anyone?), the cookie madness is here to stay. Surprisingly enough, the operation is a one-man show run by John, a RIT grad who bikes around campus delivering cookies, and is affectionately known to all Jumbos as the “Cookie Man.” The entire campus has adopted the Cookie Man and his Sweet Idea- he is now a part of campus culture. HerCampus Tufts praised his charm and good looks along with his cookies, Tufts Entrepreneurs Society invited him to speak at one of their meetings, and he even worked with engineering student and fan Simon Metcalf, E13, to ‘trick out’ his bike.

Needless to say, Tufts has fallen in love with the Cookie Man. Don’t believe us? Check out this video of the man himself breaking some Jackson Jills hearts at their last spring show.

 

Not convinced? Then check out this video of  Michael Rogove, A13, proposing to the Cookie Man.

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Jackson Jills “Break Me Out”

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.

Enjoy!

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Shadows of the Night

Jackson Jills performed Pat Benetar’s classic “Shadows of the Night” at a reception in Remis Sculpture Court on Dec. 4.

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Jackson Jills December Reception

Check out some clips from the Jackson Jills’ December Reception, held Dec. 11 at the Remis Sculpture Court.

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Homecoming Jackson Jills Style

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).

You can view the Jills rendition of Ingrid Michaelson’s “The Chain,” as well as a five other Homecoming Show videos on their Youtube channel.

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sQ! Brings the Joy of Music to the T

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.

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