Feburary 7th. Meet Julie
Dexter, a world renowned, award winning, British vocalist considered by many to
be one of the most influential female vocalists of our generation. Having
shared the spotlight with a host of cutting-edge artists, including Mint
Condition, Jill Scott, Bilal, Omar, Loose Ends, Rachelle Ferrell, Lalah
Hathaway, Ledisi and Eric Roberson to name a few, Julie not only holds up her
own with them but has been praised and respected by them too.
raised in Birmingham, England, this classically trained artist composes and
arranges her own music. Influenced by legends such as Nancy Wilson, Abbey
Lincoln, and Bob Marley, as well as popular icons Omar and Sade, Julie takes
classic soul to the heart of Artistry.
critics across the globe have followed her journey through the circles of Jazz,
Broken-Beat, Bossa-Nova, Reggae, Afro-Beat and Soul. Her dynamic voice was
first heard in 1994 on “The Jamaican Beat” Vol 1 with Jazz Jamaica then later
in 1997 on Dune Records’ release of J-Life, a European Jazz quintet formed by
Gary Crosby and led by Jason Yarde. She later toured several continents with
Jazz legend Courtney Pine as the lead vocalist for his ensemble.
It was in
1999 that Julie took a leap of faith and moved to Atlanta, Georgia where she now
resides. She launched her own label, Ketch A Vibe Records and in 2000 released
the critically acclaimed EP Peace of Mind, followed by Dexterity (2002) and
Conscious (2005). Moon Bossa, a collaboration with Khari Simmons was released
in 2007 and her single “Ketch A Vibe” was featured in national radio ads for
Democratic Presidential Candidate Senator Barack Obama.
From Jazz to
World Music, Soul and beyond, Julie Dexter is one of an elite few whose talent
can transcend genres. She makes it all work on her own terms, as an audaciously
independent artist with an undeniable connection to her audience.
For tickets, go to http://thevelvetnote.com/julie-dexter
or call 855.583.5838. Showtimes:
7:30pm and 9:30pm $20