Singer-songwriter Jill Trenholm was born in Sheridan, Wyoming. She enjoyed a luminous childhood with her three sisters in a home where learning, music, and imagination were nurtured. The girls were encouraged to take piano lessons and be involved in church and school choirs. It wasn’t long before her voice was recognized as exceptional, and by age 13, with an effortless grace, Jill began singing solos. For her 16th birthday, her parents gave her a rented guitar and lessons with the understanding that the guitar would be hers by the holidays if the instrument fueled her passion for music. Three months later, on a cozy Christmas morning, Jill unwrapped her first guitar.
It was around this time, as she started interpreting and exploring her world through journaling and poetry, that a natural marriage of her original guitar melodies and lyrics occurred. By 18, she was awarded a prestigious vocal scholarship to Utah State. For the next three years, her university experience was bursting with opportunities to study a variety of music and to integrate diverse genres into her own evolving style. Jill played with a blue grass band and top 40 band. At 19, exhilarated and entertaining at every opportunity, she was arrested for singing underage in a bar in Salt Lake City, Utah.
At age 20, Jill and her guitar bid Utah State University farewell. Their destination was New York City then on to Los Angeles. In addition to collaborating with others musically, she spent the next several years playing coffee shops, small clubs and working as a Freelance Artist.
Inspired by people and events that shape her life, Jill continues to write her heart into lyrical melodies.