Julie Bonk is one of those rare musicians who expresses from deep within her soul, giving unique life and color to everything she plays. She graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy where she developed her love for Jazz and Blues. Her studies continued at UNT where she received her Bachelor of Music Degree in Jazz Performance. Julie has performed with such notables as Bob Hope, David Amram, Buggs Henderson, Norah Jones, The Supremes, The Drifters, The Platters, Z.Z. Hill, Henry (The Skipper) Franklin , Sunship ,UNT 1 oclock lab Band, Elvin Jones, Michael Brecker,Walter White, Suede, Guthrie Kennard, Rusty Burns, Cornell Kinderknecht, and Tom Prasada-Rao to name a few.Julie has also performed for three Presidents.
Currently living in Texas, Ms. Bonk is a well-respected and accomplished piano teacher in Jazz and Blues improvisation, composition, music theory, performance techniques and vocal styling. Some of her better-known students have included Grammy Award Winner Norah jones, Scott Hoying from Pentatonix (The Sing Off Winner) Matt Johnson, Claire Fowler EMI Records and Amy Abbott Owsley (American Chills).
Julie remains in high demand for performing. The cd 'Different Shades of Blue' features songs closest to her heart as well as some examples of her soulful originals.