Jill West Death – Cause of Death : Blues singer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and lead vocalist of Jill West & Blues Attack has passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 68 years old.
“We are so sad to hear about Jill. We will truly miss our Queen. We have such special memories of your shows with Jill. Her CDs will always be among our most treasured possessions.”
While Jill West worked the clubs as a dynamic blues and R&B belter, she was also an operating room nurse, first at UPMC Presbyterian and then Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.
She started performing in the mid-’70s, singing a variety of styles in a wedding band called Shylock.
“She always knew the keys of the songs she was singing and she would turn to count off each tune to give the band a proper tempo,” Jimmy Adler shared. “Jill always led the band with passion, precision, and commitment to excellence. Jill was a nurse, a kind soul, and so much more.”