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Jill Jack and the American Song Book Band

Detroit talent Jill Jack and her band are putting out their first jazz album, Pure Imagination, and it is certainly a highly anticipated release. Starting out as an idea half a decade ago between Jill and her drummer, Ron Pangborn, it is now a fully fleshed out, artfully picked collection of classic jazz standards. Performing jazz seems only fitting for Jack, as she started her foray into music with her parents taking her to local piano bars, like Little Henry’s. It was there where she first encountered Ernie Swan, who took her under his wing and taught her to test her vocal limits and learn different vocal styles, like that of Billie Holliday. Her love of jazz was furthered by her grandfather, who would sing such classics as “Alfie” and “Moon River,” which are both featured on the album. For jazz fans, this album is sure to provide a unique touch to these beloved standards. Fans are cordially invited to attend the release party for Pure Imagination. The party begins at 7 p.m.; 344 West Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale; jilljack.com; Tickets are $20 - $50.

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