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Jill Zutty - You Turn Me On

First off, I’ll never understand why any talented artist who plays their own instrument would ever compare themselves to Avril Lavigne. Avril’s biggest input is saying that “boy” should be spelled with an ‘i’. Regardless, Jill Zutty travels down the beaten road of pop-rock aiming her pleasant voice not just towards her music but also using her song “Take My Hand” to help promote the National Foundation for Cancer Research. And damn if it ain’t catchy, as is the rest of the album. It might not be a clinic on pop music but that’s okay because it fulfills that human need for good upbeat music.

- J-Sin

 

Reviews: Jill Zutty ~ You Turn Me On
Posted on Saturday, March 05, 2005 @ 09:38:50 EST
Topic: Reviews

Artist: Jill Zutty

CD: You Turn Me On

Home: Princeton, New Jersey

Style: Adult Pop

Quote: "It almost feels like you have the band sitting in your room with you; it has the sound of live music."

By Stephanie Joudrey

This is Zutty’s third CD, and the experience has helped perfect her craft. She has a sweet and cheery ring in both her voice and her music.

The sound stays within the style of other solo female artists such as Sheryl Crow, but she walks her own path instead of following the strict radio format. Zutty’s music is cleaner than that of Top 40 radio females. Her vocals haven’t been distorted in any way. Her music is fresher and feels pure. It almost feels like you have the band sitting in your room with you; it has the sound of live music.

There are a whopping twenty songs on this disc, which is surprising coming from an independent singer. The songs are distinctly unique. The only thing that stays the same is Zutty’s charming voice. It doesn’t matter whether the songs are more poppy, slow or even country (as some are), her voice still feels as light.

Zutty has decided to donate a portion of the sales to the National Foundation of Cancer Research. The disc’s opening song “Take My Hand” is about at the foundation. It is refreshing to see an independent musician giving up some of their profit when it can be so hard to earn money.

http://www.jillzutty.com

 

Jill Zutty Included in National Foundation for Cancer Research Newsletter
January, 2005.


Songs of Support...

“Take My Hand” is the latest album by recording artist Jill Zutty which highlights the journey many people go through when helping a loved one fighting cancer.

Her song is not only inspiring, but also written and dedicated to the National Foundation for Cancer Research. For every album sold, one dollar will be donated to NFCR to support our research in finding a cure for cancer. Click HERE to listen to samples from the CD and order your copy today!



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Album Review & Press Release
Gi Dussault

JILL ZUTTY Releases Stellar CD "You Turn Me On"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

JILL ZUTTY Releases Stellar CD "You Turn Me On"

Jill Zutty recently released an outstanding new CD "You Turn Me On" which features her extremely catchy melodies and grooves. Zutty possesses an excellent voice which draws the listener in. This amazing singer-songwriter wrote 20 tracks for this CD and one of them, "Take My Hand", recorded and dedicated especially for the National Foundation for Cancer Research. "You Turn Me On" has a more radio-friendly and upbeat vibe ala Michelle Branch, Sheryl Crow and Matchbox 20.

Jill Zutty, singer/songwriter, was born and raised on Long Island, NY and currently resides in the Princeton, NJ area. She writes about life experiences and current issues through all different styles of music. Her influences growing up and through today include such artists as Joni Mitchell, Melanie, Judy Collins, Carly Simon, Sheryl Crow, Jewel, Celine Dion, LeAnn Rimes, Shawn Colvin, Sara McLachlan, Noe Venable and Tori Amos.

For all the latest Jill Zutty info and CD ordering, please go to www.jillzutty.com For more information about the National Foundation for Cancer Research, you can go to www.nfcr.org



Jill Zutty's Third Album Released Dec. 2004

The new Jill Zutty album, "You Turn Me On," was released in December, 2004. Jill has written a song for the National Foundation for Cancer Research called, "Take My Hand," which is included on the new album.

For more info on Jill Zutty and the NFCR please click here.
To hear samples from Jill's new release click here.


Jill Zutty Working with National Foundation for Cancer Research

In an agreement with the National Foundation for Cancer Research, Jill Zutty will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sales of her new album, "You Turn Me On," to the NFCR. For more info, please click here.

 

Jill Zutty Promoted on Discovergirls Website

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Two New Jill Zutty Albums Released, Jan 14, 2003


The two new Jill Zutty Albums, "Look Into My Heart," and "Cold Dark Night" began shipping on Jan. 15, 2003. For more information on these releases please click here.

 

Article about Jill Zutty in "Backstage Magazine"


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Review from: www.indie-music.com
Reviewer: Erin West

Artist: Jill Zutty
CD: Cold Dark Night
Style: Alternative Pop Rock

Quote: "Her self-described rock/pop style conjures images of Jewel and Shawn Colvin, but Jill Zutty is her own shining starlight on this cold dark night".

In her CD Cold Dark Night, Jill Zutty’s New York accent comes out only through her lyrics, where the aftermath of the 9-11 tragedies has quite plainly seared her soul. A delicate and graceful voice weaves among an acoustic guitar and the result is an intimate portrait of a seasoned heart, a heart that knows sadness in all its forms. Zutty sings of the 9-11 tragedies on Track 12 “You’re with me in my Heart”:

Please help me now I need to find you
I can no longer touch you
Feels like we’re miles apart
But I know you’re always with me
I feel it in my heart

Her sanguine nature seeps through the cracks in the melancholy, allowing the listener to sympathize with the singer but to look forward and move on. Zutty elicits the emotion, but doesn’t dwell, which is an endearing trait. In the song “Trapped,” she sings:

Shallow waters rising
‘Till the tide moves in
Covers up the thoughts inside my head
Restitution my solution for my sins…
I’ve got so much life inside of me

Zutty’s voice, with the charm of Nanci Griffith and the clarity of Allison Krauss, demands recognition when it melts across the hum of Todd Herzog’s violin or David Williams’ banjo. Her self-described rock/pop style conjures images of Jewel and Shawn Colvin, but Jill Zutty is her own shining starlight on this cold dark night.

By: Erin West


 

 

Review from: www.Kweevak.com

JILL ZUTTY ­ LOOK INTO MY HEART & COLD DARK NIGHT :

Jill Zutty is a singer/songwriter based out of Princeton, New Jersey. She recently released two debut CDs and is promoting both on the web in conjunction with in store placements. She writes mature songs with poetic complex lyrics based on life experiences, observations and some fictional tales.

Her earnest vocals add depth and dimension to her words. Zutty is a prolific writer for herself and she hopes to compose songs for films, television and other artists in the future.

Jill's influences included Joni Mitchell, Sheryl Crow and Jewel, to name but a few. Zutty's CDs captures a diverse range of sounds.

Look into My Heart is the more mellow of the two focusing on a pop country style. Cold Dark Night is a mix of alternative rock and dark pop. First-rate musicians support Jill and the production by Todd Herzog on both CD's is tight and polished.

'Narrow Minds' opens with a catchy beat as the tempo slowly increases and the storytelling unfolds. Violin accents blends with eloquent instrumentation. 'A Dream For You' is a spirited song in the country sense. The banjo and fiddle give the tale a down home flavor and Jill purposely sings with a country twang.

The opening title track of Cold Dark Night combines subtle keys with gentle guitars and a steady beat flowing into Jill's spirited vocals. 'Suicide Mission' is a shadowy ballad with cutting edge instrumentation and expressive vocals. 'Sacrifice' includes interesting vocal inflections with delicate musical tones and fine fiddle work towards the close of the track.

Jill is a promising artist who writes visual heartfelt soundscapes!
Recommended Tracks: (Disk One 2,7 & Disk Two 1,5,10)
[USA/NJ 2003 - web]
(Review by Laura Turner Lynch for Kweevak.com)

Words from: www.CDBaby.com

Jill Zutty, singer/songwriter-and mother of three boys, was born and raised on Long Island, NY and currently resides in the Princeton, NJ area. She writes about life experiences and current issues through all different styles of music. Her influences growing up through today include such artists as Joni Mitchell, Melanie, Judy Collins, Carly Simon, Sheryl Crow, Jewel, Celine Dion, LeAnn Rimes, Shawn Colvin, Sara McLachlan, Noe Venable and Tori Amos.

She recently recorded her first 2 Cds and fulfilled one of her life long dreams!

Her Cd-"Look into my heart"is the more mellow cd and contains songs that are of a pop and country style. This cd features: the title song "Look Into My Heart" along with "Where The Heartache Lies", "Innocence of Babes" and "You're With Me In My Heart"-a tribute song written for 9-11.

Her Cd "Cold Dark Night" is the more alternative rock cd. And contains pop songs of a darker nature. It also contains a couple of dark ballads as well. The titles featured on this cd are "Cold Dark Night", "Loss of Innocence and Grace", "Where Am I Really?", "Suicide Mission", and "You're With Me In My Heart."

She continues to write frequently so that she can share her music with the world! In addition to writing for herself, she hopes to write for other artists as well as for film and television.


Reviewer: Upper Room with Joe Kelley (CDBaby.com)
Standout CD. Jill Zutty's vocals and songwriting standout on this excellent CD. It is a staple of our radio shows. We can't wait to see the Jill Zutty band live!!! www.upperroomwithjoekelley.com
 
Reviewer: Frances Sinobio
This album is a prime example of excellence in music. It is nice to finally listen to music by someone who calls it as it is. Jill's music made me reflect on times in my life when I had the same feelings after certain experiences I have had. She "Looks into her heart" often and has touched mine. Can't wait to buy the other album !!!