To be updated soon with news on release of Jill's Basement Tracks onto Spotify and Apple Music
Jill Dawson is a Chicago based Singer/Songwriter with a passion for inspiring others through song. Her music has been featured on WGN, Seventeen Magazine's Peace Body Blog, and endorsed by Dove's Self Esteem Fund's Global Ambassador, Jess Weiner. Dr. Jennifer Shewmaker of Operation Transformation lists Jill Dawson among Adele and Natasha Bedingfield in her "Positive Picks" for uplifting music listening.
Jill's songs have been played on public and college radio stations, from east to west coast, and in a multitude of European countries, including Spain, Greece, Germany, France, Finland and Russia. She also topped the Adult Contemporary chart on Australia's MP3.com while she resided there.
Her upcoming single is titled "Born 2B Beautiful," produced by Joe Dillilio and Joshua Staar, and mixed by Grammy winner, Ryan Freeland (Aimee Mann, Jonathan Brooks, Alana Davis, Bonnie Raitt). It's an anthem to empower people to embrace the legacy of beauty they've been gifted rather than "buy in" to the fallacy that beauty is a commodity.
Her single “Only One” is an alternative folk themed tune released to raise money for charity. The tagline “It takes only one compassionate soul to save us from the ruin” reflects Jill's impassioned plea for us all to be kind to one another in this ever growing chaotic world. The song was produced by Gary Belniak, in conjunction with Redfish Recordings.
Her 2017 single, “Get Your Smile On” is a ukulele based jam produced by TJ Martin of Back House Productions. The song was inspired by sun filled summer days spent in Michigan with her young children with hopes to fill the listeners with "feel good" vibes reminiscent of Jason Mraz's “I'm Yours.”
Through her nonprofit endeavor, Melody 4 Change, Jill partnered with several company's and businesses to support their missions to empower youth. Her acoustic anthem "When I Dream" encouraging girls to be bold, unique, and dream big which was licensed for the children's apparel company Pigtail Pals. She also partnered with nonprofit LeaderSpark, composing the organization's theme "Change Our World Together," as well as wrote and produced music for the teen-focused organization We Stop Hate (Nickelodeon's Halo Award winner).
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"Born to be Beautiful" recorded with producers Joe Dillilio and Joshua Staar of Solid Sound is currently being mixed by Grammy nominated recording engineer, Ryan Freeland (Bonnie Raitt, Aimee Mann). Look for a spring 2023 release.
"Only One" recorded with producer Gary Belniak and the Redfish Band was part of the 2018 Musica4Mexico Compilation CD to raise funds for Mexico Earthquake, and is now available on iTunes & Spotify.
"Get Your Smile On" recorded with producer TJ Martin of Backhouse Productions was released in 2017 as a single, and is currently up for multiple commercial licensing opportunities.