Why accountant Jasmine Gill loves making notes rather than taking them
She is young, charming, and hardworking but what helps Jasmine Gill strike a chord with her audience is her melodious voice.
The talented young artiste has performed with Indian singers like Udit Narayan, Adnan Sami, Babbu Mann, and Jeffrey Iqbal on their tours to Australia as well as accompanied actor Govinda to different cities.
Gill says it was performing at the United Indian Association Fair in 2004 that was the turning point in her career.
“After migrating to Australia in 2000, I had classical music training for some time, but it was after the UIA Fair that I have booked several shows in various local community and charity events,” says Gill, who adds that her mother is a good singer and she has grown up listening to her humming at home. “My first Guru is my mom and obviously my dad introduced me to music by gifting me a key board,” she says.
Gill now sings in several Indian languages including Tamil and Telugu and recently also performed in an Afghani concert.
She also sang for multi-starrer Punjabi album – Pyaar in 2012, and recently she got an opportunity to sing ‘Gayatri Mantra’, along with another singer for cricketer Bret Lee’s upcoming movie ‘UnIndian’. “For me, every opportunity provides a chance for learning and I am always open to that,” adds Gill.
Jasmine, who was born and brought up in Amritsar, moved with her family to Australia in 2000, and did her Bachelors of Accounting from Sydney. She then worked in the Australian Taxation Office as a Customer Service Representative for five years. She is presently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Education but music has always been her passion.
“I don’t know where destiny will take me, but I am sure that music will always remain my first love,” says Jasmine.