Things in my neck of the woods have been incredibly busy this summer and I haven't had much of a chance to update any of you on all that has been going on. Better weather brought live shows back to…
“Jillian Matundan, [is] a multi-instrumentalist with a talent and intuitive grasp of songwriting, with catchy riffs, cool poignant melodies and a presence that’s at once genuine, earnest and charming. Her songs are personal, yet universal, clever yet sometimes disarming. ”
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Jillian Matundan is a singer-songwriter living in Northern Virginia. Her music and style is a blend of her favorite acoustic, rock, indie, and folk influences and inspirations.
Born and raised in New York State, she fell in love with was classical music when she began taking violin lessons at the age of three. Jillian trained on piano, flute, and even sitar-but is self-taught on all the other instruments she plays (guitar, ukelele, banjo, mandolin, string bass, and a host of other random instruments). She took a fifteen-year hiatus from writing and performing music to pursue a career in the labor movement when she re-discovered her musical muse in August of 2018.
Encouraged by friends and fellow songwriters, Jillian began playing solo at local open mics in January 2019, becoming the 2019 Vienna Idol runner-up along the way. She is a recipient of two Mid-Atlantic Song Contest 2019 awards (Finalist, Adult Contemporary Category for “Hangin’ On” and Honorable Mention, Open Category for “Monkey Paw”) and won silver in the Songwriter Association of Washington's COVIDEO contest. She released her debut EP, “Hangin’ On”, in June 2020.
Jillian is a member of the Reston Community Orchestra, the McLean Symphony, the Pantones Steel Drum Band, the Songwriters Association of Washington, and the Folk Club of Reston & Herndon.
nUKEcoustic Festival 2020
The Cold North is thrilled to once again be hosting the 2nd annual nUKEcoustic Fest at Cooling Pond Brewery Sat., Nov 7th! We will have eleven acoustic and uke performers all day and food on the premises.
Jillian Matundan with Marcy Cochran at Farm Brew Live
Join Jillian Matundan with Marcy Cochran at the amazing Farm Brew Live in Manassas on Saturday, November 7. Looking forward to playing some tunes y'all might know and some of mine, too. For those far away from Manassas, you'll have a chance to see the show live-streamed right here, too. Ain't nobody gonna have any excuse to miss this! Come on out and start your weekend right!
So Nice We're Doing it Twice - Jillian Matundan @ Trade Roots
So nice, we're doing it twice! Come on out, grab some food from the Fava Pot Food Truck, and say hey to your girl.
Luna EP Release
So very excited to be joining the very talented and lovely ladies, Kathleen & Valeria of Luna Music (and Jon Nazdin, Kevin Dudley, and Marcy Cochran) this Sunday, October 11th at 6pm at Jammin Java for their EP release show! Come on out, celebrate, enjoy a slice, and listen to what will be an amazing show!
Jillian Matundan @ Trade Roots
Jillian Matundan music @ Trade Roots, Arlington
Luna with Marcy Cochran & Jillian Matundan
Joining the lovely and very talented ladies of Luna and Marcy Cochran.
Blue Melody Outdoor Session featuring Jillian Matundan
"We're pleased to announce another ""driveway gig"", where we will feature award winning singer-songwriter, Jillian Matundan, who's also a multi-instrumentalist, and who recently released her debut EP, Hanging On. Check out her interview at Guitar International magazine (http://guitarinternational.com/2020/06/14/singer-songwriter-jillian-matundan-surfaces-release-new-ep-hangin)! Rick Landers to open!
Jillian Matundan with Marcy Cochran on the Epicure Rooftop
Join Jillian Matundan with Marcy Cochran on Saturday, September 5 at 7 pm on the rooftop of Epicure Café in Fairfax! Limited seating available to allow for responsible social distancing, so bring your mask and get there early!
It's Raining and My Show is Postponed Livestream
It's raining and my live show got postponed and I'm feeling saucy, so let's have a rainy Saturday afternoon together - send me some requests!
With A Little Help From Our Friends: Michelle Swan & Jillian Matundan Double CD Release Song and a Slice
Michelle Swan, Jillian Matundan, Kathleen Huber and Valeria Stewart of Luna, and Marcy Cochran: An Evening of Song and Collaboration
Join area award-winning local musicians, Michelle Swan, Jillian Matundan music,Kathleen Huber and Valeria Stewart (of Luna Music) and Marcy Cochran on Saturday, July 11 at 6:00 pm in the beautiful countryside of Maryland on a spectacular farm for what promises to be a special night of collaboration and music under the stars. Bring your masks, a picnic, blankets, & chairs - there is ample room for responsible social distancing and music. $10 suggested donation. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking forward to finally seeing you all in person!
On the Roof Song Swap
Join area award-winning local musicians, Michelle Swan, Jillian Matundan and the Luna Duo on Saturday, June 27 at 7 pm on the rooftop of Epicure Cafe in Fairfax for a song swap! Limited seating available to allow for responsible social distancing, so bring your mask and get there early! We are so excited to finally be making music for you all in person!
Rockin' The Valley Tuesday Showcase
Excited to be invited to join in the Rockin' The Valley Tuesday Showcase Livestream. Tune in!
Songs from Home
We air DMV Artist Relief "Songs from Home" every Sunday at 8pm and repeat on Thursdays at 11am and Fridays at 5:30pm. This week we celebrate the music of Flo Anito & Seth Kibel, Huda Asfour, Kamyar Arsani, Eben Pariser, Bernhard Eder & Phia, Chris Devine, Jill Koshiol, Lisa Crawley, Christopher Robin Sapp, Natasha Russell, Jen Hawley. Jili Malatinzsky, Jillian Matundan music and Heather Mae with Crys Matthews
Relay for Life Northern Virginia
Join Jillian as she headlines the Relay for Life Northern Virginia - virtually!
Armed Services YMCA Armed Forces Day Concert
Summer is concert time. Since we cannot attend concerts due to COVID-19, I invite you to join me and some other great acts at the Armed Services YMCA Armed Forces Day Concert. We go live on Facebook at @ASYMCA at 6 p.m. EST Saturday, May 16th.
Full Circle Saturday Songswap!
Join Kathleen Huber and Valeria Stewart of Luna, Jillian Matundan, Florencia Rusiñol, and Michelle Swan in a Full Circle Saturday Songswap on May 2 at 7pm EDT! You won't want to miss the first livestream featuring ALL of the founding ladies of the Circle Collaborative! We will be live-streaming on our Facebook pages and YouTube Live. Join us!
Jillian, Florencia, Valeria, & Michelle's Quadruple Song Swap!
Join songwriters Jillian Matundan, Florencia Rusiñol, Valeria Stewart, and Michelle Swan for a quadruple song swap, Saturday, April 18 from 7-8. We will be live-streaming on our Facebook pages and on YouTube. Join us for what promises to be a fun night of music, friendship, and sisterhood - and as promised, throw us a request early and we'll try to work it in!
Jillian, Florencia, & Valeria's Triple Song Swap Live-stream!
Join songwriters Jillian Matundan, Florencia Rusiñol, and Valeria Stewart for a triple song swap, Saturday, April 11 from 7-8. We will be live-streaming on our Facebook pages and on YouTube. Join us for what promises to be a fun night of music, friendship, and sisterhood - and throw us a request if you wish!
VIRTUAL EVENT - Florencia Rusiñol and Jillian Matundan fundraiser for Epicure Cafe
Florencia Rusiñol and I are coming straight to your screens to fundraise for the Epicure Café since our live show had to be canceled at the same time. Join us! Saturday, March 28th from 7 to 8pm. We'll be live streaming right here on FB and on Instagram. Come see us from the comfort of your own home!