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A prolific composer and arranger, Jill Townsend is the leader of the critically acclaimed Jill Townsend Jazz Orchestra. 

JTJO has released two recordings to date earning them international recognition, and their 2015 recording Legacyfeaturing the music of Ross Taggart was voted #1 in CBC’s Top Ten Outstanding CD’s of the Year. In addition, the Canadian National Jazz Awards twice nominated JTJO for Large Ensemble of the Year.

Jill has composed and arranged music to feature several guest artists appearing with her large ensemble including legendary B3 organist Dr. Lonnie Smith, and renowned trombonists Ian McDougall and Jiggs Whigham. Read more

Recordings by the Jill Townsend Jazz Orchestra read more