Dear Jack & Hill Music,

Where do we start to thank you? You and the band were absolutely fantastic! So talented and so gifted. Everyone loved you, commented on how beautiful you are, how graceful, what a beautiful smile. You read the vibe in the room upstairs and carried the group along your cloud. We never expected people to dance upstairs but you got them going.

We knew you were going to be great but the show was excellent, superb, perfect. We don’t know how else to say thank you. You helped us create the magic we so wanted to share with the people we love. When we heard you singing “At Last” I was moved to tears and needed a minute before we could walk in. Perfection!

Warm wishes and a warm hug,

Mitch & Jim

 Hi, I just wanted to tell you how much my wife and I enjoyed your show last night.  This was our first introduction to you and your husband (we’ve know most of the other members of your band, especially Cyrus and Don) and we totally enjoyed the evening.  Clearly Sarah Vaughan meant a great deal to you, and the emotional connection you helped forge for us, your audience, was quite touching.  You have so much voice, presence and beauty….we are sure that you’ll enjoy even greater success.

We look forward to hearing you both again!

Best regards,

Larry C., 1/28/2012

 Dear Rosena Hill,

Your performance at SOPAC was extrodinary.  The other musicians were stunning too.  I was moved to tears.  So moved that I feel compelled to write you.  Thank you for your gorgeous voice, for your song interpretations and for your willingness to feel things deeply in public.

Thanks for sharing your talent.

Sincerely, Ami B., 1/27/2012

 I can’t say enough wonderful things about Jack & Hill. I wouldn’t think of calling anyone else for a party in the future. They were so good and seemed to be having a great time too. Every one of my guests was raving. Rosena Hill Jackson has a perfect singing voice and they have an extensive song list. They had no problem setting the volume the way we requested so that people could be talking during dinner. It made for a very elegant evening. AND THEY ARE VERY NICE PEOPLE.

-Roger M, 6/18/2011, Birthday Party (Adults), Norfolk, CT

 Rosena Hill was absolutely amazing. She performed the song “The Prayer” at my wedding ceremony. I couldn’t have imagined anyone singing this song as beautifully as she did. We were hoping that it was sound similar to the version done by Donnie McLurkin and Yolanda Adams. She eclipsed that 200%. I will never be able to listen to that song again without thinking about her performance. If anyone is looking for a consumate star and professional to perform at any event Rosena Hill is it.

-Layton G, 5/29/2011, Wedding Ceremony, Old Westbury, NY

 “If You Believe” [concert] features singer Rosena Hill, pianist Joseph Joubert and trombonist Jason Jackson.

[Rosena] has a beautiful voice that seems to do anything from serious soprano literature to the ding, ding of the “Trolley Song.”  She’s polished, works her microphone well, and she’s a consummate musician.  But Hill’s finest accomplishment is her care with words.  No matter how fast she patters (Sondheim) or how legato the line (“Swing Low”), every word comes across and, more importantly, means something.

Her choice of songs was also exemplary.  The juxtaposition of “I Got Rhythm” and “I Feel Pretty,”[arranged by Jason Jackson] was cleaver and exciting.  It was wonderful to hear the great music of Bizet translated into “Carmen Jones,” sung as powerfully and as well as Marilyn Horne.  And her rendition of “His Eye is on the Sparrow” was powerful enough to draw tears.

… the artistry of the accomplished, skillful pianism of [ Joseph] Joubert.  This musician is at ease crossing over from classical to pop to gospel, and his solo stints on the program, especially his own arrangement of Gershwin’s, “Rhapsody in Blue” had the excitement of a Horowitz recital.

[Jason Jackson, a two-time 2009 GRAMMY award winner for Live at the Village Vanguard with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra (large Jazz ensemble) and Jah is Real with Burning Spears (solo Reggae artist) performs] {“The Blue Bells of Scotland” …one of the most difficult pieces in the [trombone] repertory.” }

Hill, Jackson and Joubert obviously had a great time working together and their enthusiasm and talents weren’t wasted on the appreciative audience.

The Sarasota Observer

June LeBell

 Wonderful fantastic artist.

-Ruthy H, 4/2/2011, Celebration, New York City, NY