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Jersey Julie Band is currently based in France and playing more than 160 dates a year across Europe and the USA!!
Jersey Julie, from New Jersey, is an American artist of great talent that knocks you off your feet in every performance and leaves no one disappointed. Julie is a wonderful and charismatic singer, sax player, dancer who has an enormous positive and uplifting energy as she performs and becomes the music, currently with her extremely talented band, formed in 2010.
Over the past 12 years, she has played for many festivals and theaters across the U.S. and Europe (Chicago Blues Festival, Freedom Creek Festival in Alabama, Blues To Bop Festival in Lugano (CH), Cognac Blues Passion and Cahors Blues Festival in France...) as Jersey Julie in her duo band The Vagabonds, as a special guest with world-class musicians or also for 5 years with the band Mudcat (from Atlanta Georiga), whom she recorded an album with called Kickin' Chicken and which can be found on the Music Maker Label from North Carolina, USA.
Julie started performing and singing at the age of 5 and playing the sax by age 8. She grew up with music, jazz and blues, country, bluegrass, folk and gospel...and so much more. She learned the blues well, living in Chicago in her 20's and playing with the musicians there. She learned so much more about country blues, jazz and life, with the blues men and women of the southern United States including Cootie Stark, Cora Mae Bryant John Fergusson, Drink Small, Beverly Watkins, Eddie Tigner, Mudcat. As a special guest she was invited to play in the USA with international artists, such as Tinsley Ellis, the late Sean Costello, she also had the great invitations to play with Bill Perry, Lucky Peterson, Walter Wolfman Washington, Sandra Hall, Derek Trucks, Robert Randolph, Cyril Neville and in Europe with Jeff Zima, Mike Lattrel, Mike Greene, and Adolphus Bell. She recently moved to France where she married Olivier Mas and started the Jersey Julie Band.
The Jersey Julie Band is a "feel-good" high energy trio with Jersey Julie on vocals, sax, tambourine, and a rickety dancing board; Olivier Mas on guitar and vocals; and Stéphane Blanc on stand-up bass. They deliver a total flow of musical freedom and energy with a major kick and a style based around American Roots Music, blues, gospel, bluegrass, country, folk, and funk. They are often on tour in France, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, USA and England.
"Goosebumps" is the first album of the group and was released on April 26th, 2012.
During 2011 the Jersey Julie Band played at festivals Blues in Wonderland in Sérigan (34), Pic Sonne in Valloire (73), Blues in the Night in Agde (34), Sierre Blues Festival in Valais Switzerland, and Blues Festival Ampuis in Ampuis (69).
In 2012 the group is invited to play at BAG (Blues Association of Geneva in Switzerland), Festival Guitar Save to Montaigut Save (31), Fete de la Music of Portiragnes (34) where they played for the first time on the "Rollin 'Juke Joint" (a trailer converted into a juke joint), Fete de la Music Festival of Modane (73), Jazz'n Roll Festival in Lunel (34), Thursdays In Nimes (30) St Izaire Blues Festival (12), the Voice of the Liberation Festival in Sérignan (34), Feria de Beziers (34), Art Festival in St Cyprien (66), the Volcanic Blues Festival in Mont Dore (63) Night of Blues and Rock Fanjeaux (11), and many more...