Carleton University Bachelor of Music and Queen’s Faculty of Education graduate, Jillian has been mentored by notable folk artists such as Ian Tamblyn, Jill Zmud and James Keelaghan. Jillian Kerr is the MusikOttawa industry Showcase Singer- Songwriter winner of 2015 and was invited to perform at Ottawa’s MEGAPHONO and at the Folk Music Ontario Conference for two recent years. Additionally Jillian has performed at various festivals including The Grassroots Festival, Small Halls, Cisco Bluesfest and Ottawa Cityfolk and Marvest festivals.
Jillian released her EP titled Dreams in the early Fall of 2015. It was recorded in Barry’s Bay Ontario, a small town near her family cottage, at Mask Productions Studio. Jillian has just released her second EP title Downtown last June 24th, 2017 with Gallery Studio produced by Dean Watson.
Recently, Jillian worked with Juno nominee Gary Rasberry and four other songwriters to create a kid’s album for all ages that focuses on themes of inclusion, kindness, love, positivity and connecting with mother nature. The collective of artists titled The Harmony Club released their album How to be Awesome in June 2018. The project was supported by many people that generously donated to the album. Jillian is continuing to work towards bridging the gap between artist and educator.