Friday, August 14, 2009

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who voted for the band and me! We appreciate all your support!

New pictures, free download, and YouTube video coming soon!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Smashburger Contest

My band and I entered in the Utah Smashburger contest using the live recording of "Hole You Dug" from a private party. 
Will you please VOTE once each day?  VOTE  Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday on the following link: 
You may vote on both your computer and internet phone each day.  Put it on your calendar!
If we win, we will play an hour set at the Smashburger opening of the Salt Lake restaurant on Saturday, August 15, 2009.  The song set will be aired live on the radio. 
This could be valuable exposure for us.  Check out my website:

Please tell your friends about  me and my band!  We need as many VOTES as possible to win!  Thanks!

Also, please join my official mailing list  

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Free Download on Facebook! See the YouTube Video!

So this is pretty awesome: "Doubts (Live)" is available for FREE DOWNLOAD on my Facebook page!

And to make this even more exciting, I'm also concurrently placing the video of the live performance of "Doubts" on YouTube!

Can life get any better than that?

YES!  How?

I'm going to release three more songs for FREE DOWNLOAD just like "Doubts" for three weeks. That evens out to one FREE song per week! They will also have concurrently released YouTube videos.

I'm on Twitter!

I'm on Twitter!

Now you can have access to the latest news about recording for my next album, performances, release dates, free song downloads, YouTube videos, and much, much more!

To follow me (you know you want to!) go to

Join My Mailing List!

Please join my mailing list!  This is the best way to have in-depth, up-to-date information about performances and release dates!

Click here to join!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Guest singer is a hit at his birthday party!

This Friday (7/10) we played a private birthday party in Kaysville. Everything went well-- especially the live recording of the event. (More on that later.) We played a pretty wide set of songs: standards, originals, everything in between, and even "Happy Birthday." But it wasn't until the band brought on a "guest artist" that things got really interesting.

The lady organizing the party contacted me before hand and told me that the "birthday boy" (Doug Jones) was an avid karaoke enthusiast and asked if we could prepare a few of his favorite tunes in case he wanted to sing a few at his party. After we had played most of our set, we invited him on stage and he sang with us. After playing "Born to Be Wild" and several other rock standards (it turns out no one actually knew ALL the lyrics to "Sunshine of Your Love" by Cream), Doug decided it was time to sing the Latin jazz standard "The Girl From Ipanema." I am not usually a big fan of singing bossa nova, but I survived well. The song ends with the line "And when she walks, he smiles/but she doesn't see..." At this point Doug added an emphatic "...CUZ SHE'S BLIND!!" and on the second time an even more enthusiastic, "REALLY BLIND!" Needless to say, our guest singer was entertaining and hilarious!

We played into the night closing with "Chameleon." There are photos on Facebook). I hope to see you at my next performance!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Sam Jones in Concert with Jillaine

Come listen to a night of original rock and pop music with headliner Sam Jones on guitar!

Backed by the live talents of Mike Fjerstad, vocals/guitar/songwriting, Jillaine, vocals/songwriting, James Archibald, bass, Clark Larsen, bass, Ryan Flores, drums, and Trevor Goss, drums.

Also featured are recorded tracks of Sam's original music.

Don't miss this opportunity to see a fantastic FREE show!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Madsen Recital Hall, HFAC
Brigham Young University
7:30 p.m.
Admission is free

Sunday, May 24, 2009

New Pictures

New pictures are up on my photo page!  The albums are Practice 04-27, Practice 04-28, KUTV Studio, Soundcheck May 2, Performance May 2, and After Performance May 2.  Check them out!

Updated Video Page!

Now you can not only see my music video, you can also see more KUTV clips and the BYU Weekly profile on me! Check it out by going to my website and clicking on the video page.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Updated BYU Wiki

Check out my updated BYU wiki by clicking here!

5 Star CD Review!

Yesterday, my album "You Really Meant It" was reviewed on and received the highest rating: five stars!

Below is the review. To read the review directly on Amazon, click here.

5.0 out of 5 stars Pure talent, May 22, 2009
By Grace (USA) - See all my reviews
This review is from: You Really Meant It (MP3 Download)

How refreshing and delightful to find such an incredible voice, and a singer with such true talent! Jillaine's voice is unlike anything I've heard in a long, long time. Really, a treat to listen to! I really recommend this album to jazz fans.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Jillaine on KBYU and BYU Television

BYU Weekly did a report on the May 2 performance and on my life! Check it out by clicking here or going to It is the May 23, 2009 show. The last segment, Jillaine Chaston Profile, is about me!

KBYU times:
Sunday, May 24, 2:30 PM
Monday, May 25, 5:00 AM
Sunday, May 31, 2:30 PM

BYU Television times:
Saturday, May 23, 8:30 AM
Saturday, May 23, 4:30 PM
Sunday, May 24, 9:00 AM

Check it out!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Jillaine News Feed!

My website now has a news feed! You can read, in one place, all news articles that are about me. Click here or go to my website and click on the "News Feed" button, located at the bottom of all pages.

Jillaine is added to BYU's Wiki Page

BYU's college of Fine Arts and Communications has added me to their College History Wiki page. Check it out by clicking here!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Music Video directly from Jillaine Records

In case you didn't already know, you can view my music video of "Older, and Stronger, and Wiser, Too" directly on my website on the videos page!

Performance May 2--Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who came to my performance on May 2 in the Madsen Recital Hall at Brigham Young University. We as a band did incredibly! Please keep in touch either by calendar or email.  If you would like to receive emails from me about performances and updates about my CD or any other Jillaine music related items, please write to me from my contact page.  I will respond and keep you in the loop!

Monday, May 4, 2009

KUTV Saturday Morning 5/2/09

I performed live on KUTV channel 2, Salt Lake City, Utah, at 7:00 a.m. this past Saturday morning (May 2)! It went great! There were two teasers and three segments. The segment on is of "Older, and Stronger, and Wiser, Too." Check it out by clicking here! It is in the right column of the entertainment page, scroll right to find my segment. Additional clips will be on my website soon on the video page.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Music Video on YouTube!

My first music video is up on YouTube! It is "Older, and Stronger, and Wiser, Too" which is track 1 on my CD "You Really Meant It." Check it out.  

Practice April 25

The first practice for my May 2nd performance was on Saturday, April 25th.  It went great!  Check out the pictures of the band members as we pull the songs together.

UVU Jazz Ensemble

I sang "Orange Colored Sky" with the Utah Valley University Jazz Ensemble.  The band sounded wonderful and the audience was very responsive. Mike Tobian, the director, is definitely the best band director I have ever worked with.  Check out the pictures from the performance on the photos page of my website.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

"You Really Meant It" on iTunes!

Hey everyone!  My album "You Really Meant It" just went up for sale on iTunes today!  You can either go to iTunes and type in "Jillaine," or you can use the link on this blog, or on the purchase page of my website.  The individual downloads are $0.99 each.  The download album is $8.91.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Two New Pages on

I have added two new pages to my website Check out the Lyrics page and the Purchase page!

Google Event Calendar

Now available on my blog is my Google Event Calendar.  If you have your own Google Calendar, you can subscribe to my calendar so that you never miss another performance! Subscribe and my calendar will be added to your own Google Calendar.  Updates will automatically be added to your calendar. Click here to subscribe!

"You Really Meant It" CD Release

I released my CD "You Really Meant It." It is available for purchase from (see links above) as both a CD and as mp3 downloads. It will soon be available through other services: iTunes, Rhapsody and Napster. Keep checking back for updates!