|2:00 PM||Julie Mack||Performance||MAJF Club|
Julie Mack performs regularly in the Washington, DC area. A proud New Jersey native, Julie spent years in Boston, New York and Asia before moving to the area in 1998. She lives with her family in Bethesda, Maryland and is delighted to make her musical home in the DC jazz community. Julie Mack Ensemble. Julie is a charismatic and natural performer praised for her ability to connect with her audience, whether in an intimate jazz room or a concert hall. She sings jazz and Brazilian music with an authentic feel.
In ensembles ranging from duos to septets, Julie has performed at concerts, clubs, restaurants and private events in Montgomery County, Baltimore, Washington, DC and Virginia. With members of the Wayne Wilentz Quartet and saxophonist Lyle Link, she has just completed a recording project for an upcoming EP. In December 2011 she performed in New York with internationally acclaimed jazz pianist Ted Rosenthal. Her show exploring the connections between jazz and Brazilian music, debuted at Germano’s Trattoria in Baltimore in January 2012. In their “chamber jazz” duo, Julie and upright bass player David Jernigan have performed at the music series of the Society of the Cincinnati at Anderson House on Embassy Row and at Maryland and Washington, DC art galleries. Julie works with top local instrumentalists such as Wayne Wilentz, Amy Bormet, Harry Appelman, Robert Smith, Mike Noonan, Ron Elliston (piano); David Jernigan, Gavin Fallow, Zack Pride, Tommy Cecil (bass); Steve Herberman, Paul Bangser (guitar); Jim West, Roberto Berimbau, Dominic Smith, Leland Nakamura, Tony Martucci (drums).
Background. Julie has studied jazz vocal performance, cabaret and vocal technique at the Mannes School of Music in New York City and Maryland Summer Jazz; with renowned New England vocalist Rebecca Parris; and as a member of the DC Jazz Vocalist Network with pianist Wayne Wilentz. She also has a background in musical theater and extensive experience as a choral singer, with performances in New York at venues such as the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and Alice Tully Hall, and locally with the Ad Hoc Singers.