Developing herself first as a vocalist and performer, Jillian graduated with honors from the prestigious Peabody Conservatory of Music, winning the George Castelle Memorial Award in voice... But a wandering eye led her to the arena of computer music, and she soon began to supplement her classical studies with compositional ones. With her debut albums Origins and Through Sand and Snow, Jillian responds to the lack of lyric-centric works in contemporary New Age/World music. Allowing her powerful voice to soar through beds of exotic instrumentation, both albums rely upon her instrument and lyrics not only as the definitive lead, but also as an amalgam of other backing textures, enveloping the listener in her warm sound. Jillian's music is being broadcast to more than 8 million listeners worldwide, spanning over 70 stations including XM and Sirius satellite radio - a list that is rapidly growing. Origins debuted at #8 on the New Age Reporter radio charts for two consecutive months and has been consistently ranking in the top 10 on numerous stations, while Jillian was named “Best Futuristic New Age Singer” on iNewAge.com, a reviewer dubbing her “better than Enya.” The album received the #1 New Age Album spot of the year on NewAgeMusic.nu, above a great many tried and true artists. Jillian has also amassed a passionate fan base online.
In the listener-voted music competition OurStage.com, she triumphed over twenty thousand songs to win the $5,000 Grand Prize, and has garnered the New Age/World Prize thrice over. With other awards including third place in the Indie International Songwriting Contest, Mystic Soundscapes’ Best of 2007 and 2008 Awards, and dozens of online features, Jillian Aversa is steadily becoming both a critical and popular favorite – and redefining what we think of New Age music along the way. www.jillianaversa.com -- Jillian is also a remixer at OverClocked ReMix, free tracks can be downloaded from her artist page, http://ocremix.org/artist/4659/jillian-aversa. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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