The daughter of lead vocalist for the Harry James Orchestra, Jilla Webb grew up surrounded by the music and musicians from the Big Band era. So, it’s no surprise that she is an extraordinary vocal artist, impersonator, and master voice teacher. An original talent, her expressive singing style, and versatility perfectly complement a variety of styles. Her performance genera’s range from jazz and blues to pop-rock and all of the vocal impressions and characters she portrays. With her Master’s degree in Strategic Communication, Jilla not only focuses on “Personal Branding and Communication Skills” with her artists, but she takes her vast knowledge of stage performance skills and vocal technique and training into her vocal studio. A believer in life-long improvement and learning, Jilla is currently working on an Alexander Technique Certification to add to her expertise. As a Professor of Practice at Auburn University, she is skillfully passing on her expert knowledge to the next generation of commercial music artists.
Jilla has performed at events, theaters and other venues from Singapore to Las Vegas, including the 75thAnniversary of Pearl Harbor Celebration in Hawaii, American Bandmasters Association, the Alabama Shakespeare Theater, the Davis Theater, Le Capitole Du Quebec, the American Music Theater, the Pacific Southwest Emmy Awards Show, and the Ryman Theater in Nashville. She has toured with the USO and other productions across the globe.
Some of her commercial credits include singing commercials for NBC, ABC, FOX, CBS, and the WB. She was the vocal talent for Regis and Kathy Lee, Candid Camera, Dharma and Greg, Hawaiian Air, Rosie O’Donnell, and Must-See TV, to name a few.
Still an active performer and recording artist, Jilla is beginning work on a new solo original record this fall. You can also find her CD featuring her mom’s Harry James Orchestra arrangements recorded with the Troy University Jazz Ensemble on iTunes. And her albums, “Balance” and “Timeless” on the website. She is also lining up a new concert tour for the summer of 2021.
For over three decades, Jilla has taught private voice lessons, conducted Master Classes and clinics worldwide, and has served as a voice and stage presence coach for a variety of artistic teams. Including Le Rev, currently staged at the Wynn Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is now writing and producing educational books, and audio and video voice lessons for Udemy that will be available soon.
“At its core, I believe singing and all entertainment is a communication-based endeavor. The communication and entertainment industries have unmatched potential to connect with people on multiple levels just as great art and great literature. I understand that students need to learn how to express themselves fully to make a meaningful and authentic connection with their audience, and I am committed to their success! I want to effectively teach, demonstrate, and inspire students to make to honest and genuine connections across all forms of creative expression, language, and media.” ~ Jilla Webb