Judith Hill is one of the true stories that director Morgan Neville tells in his acclaimed documentary “20 Feet from Stardom”, about the singers behind the big stars of the last 70 years, a film for which he won the 2015 Grammy as the best musical movie. Of African-Japanese descent and daughter of the musicians ‘Pee Wee’ Hill (bassist) and Michiko Hill (keyboard player), she has had music in her veins since she was born.
At the age of 34, her career is overwhelming: she has been a regular singer for Stevie Wonder, Chacka Khan, George Benson, and many more; particularly noteworthy being her work with two of the greatest contemporary pop and soul artists, such as Michael Jackson, during her last tour “This Is It” (she was in charge of singing ‘Heal the World’ at Jacko’s funeral); or Prince, who also took her as a protégé during the last two years of his life, producing her first solo album, titled Back in Time.
Now with her second album on general release, Judith Hill is slowly becoming one of the future divas of soul. At least, the critics and the public agree with this statement. Time will tell.
Judith Hill: Vocals, piano & guitar
Pee Wee Hill: Bass
Michiko Hill: Keyborad
Gregory Moore: Guitar
Donnell Spencer: Drums
Carmel Allison Echols: Chorus
Sophia C. Whitehurst: Chorus