Biography

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Performance Credits:
Julie has performed, toured and recorded with Kevin Barrett, George Koller, Ottawa's Chelsea Bridge, the MCCT Choir (Diane Leah, Musical Director) and her own bands, Sutra and Parlay. One of her greatest honours was to perform at the State Funeral for the late, Jack Layton, Leader of the NDP of Canada.

Julie has had the joy of sharing music with many great musicians: Kahil El’Zabar, Ernest Dawkins, Dougie Richardson,  Rob Frayne,  George Koller, Nancy Walker, Dave Restivo, Konrad Pluta, Adrean Farrugia, Joe Sealy, Robie Botos, Diane Leah, Jordan Klapman, John McDermott, Sophia Perlman,Gillian Margot, Terra Hazelton,  Heather Bambrick, Jason Fowler, Rob Pilch, Kevin LaLiberte, Tony Quarington,  Larnell Lewis,  Davidé D'irenzo,  Archie Alleyne, Ratech Das, Chendy Leon, Kieran Overs, Artie Roth, Paul Novotny, John Geggie, Drew Burston, Kevin Barrett, Kim Ratcliffe and Kevin LaLiberte. Bob Erlandson,David Braid, Gordon Webster, Bob Fenton Davide D’Arenzno and Mark Duggin, Daniel Barnes and Don Braden.

Ensembles and Special Projects:
Julie’s latest musical adventures include,  the Braden Michels Jazz Project with saxophonist Don Braden and pianist and arranger, David Restivo as well as performing in Broadsway with fellow vocalists, Heather Bambrick and Diane Leah.  She has also worked with Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, the Toronto Tabla Ensemble, the Ancient Voices Project, the Madison Celtic Renaissance Consort and the Blackhawk Stringband.  JazzWorks Jazz Camp. In 2012, Julie played a major role in the filming of "Amazing Voice”, Japan’s national television documentary about the diverse face of Canadian music.

Festivals Appearances:
The last few years have found Julie focused on North American venues and festivals including Toronto Jazz Festival, Ottawa Jazz Festival, Merrickville Jazz Festival, Haitian International Jazz Festival, and stages throughout Canada and the United States. In the past, she has performed at Glasgow Music Festival and the Bridgeport Music Festival, the Aaran Musical Festival on the Isle of Aaran, the North Sea Jazz Festival and other jazz clubs throughout Britain including the Jazz Vortex in London. Then, onto the Café Gorilla in Paris, the Jazz Café in Belgium, and Utriecht in Holland.

Recordings:
Old Friends with Diane Leah and Heather Bambrick (2013)
Come Together  with saxophonist/flutist, Don Braden (2012)
Bass and Voice with bassist, George Koller (2010)
She Sings, He Plays  with guitarist Kevin Barrett (2010)
Live at Statlers (2003)
Singing Naked (1995)