Jill Egland

The Official Version:

Jill Egland was born and raised in Bakersfield, California. In college, she studied music, photography, and creative writing before embarking on a career in international development. (Being a Pisces, she didn’t find her career choice the least bit baffling.)

She lived for many years in Southeast Asia, Europe, and eventually, New York’s Lower East Side. She returned to Bakersfield with her daughter, and was playing in a community orchestra when she was recruited to the all-women Celtic/Klezmer band out of which, several iterations later, Banshee in the Kitchen.