Tickets: $15/$20 in advance – all tickets $20 at door
Influenced by jazz vocalists Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Julie London and Peggy Lee, Julie Anne pays tribute to these great artists by keeping their classic jazz standards alive. The quality of her voice, her unique phrasing and interpretations make her one of the top jazz performers around. Julie Anne has a degree in Music Education from the University of Arizona where she studied jazz under the renowned Jeff Haskell. Julie Anne has been singing professionally in Tucson for over 20 years with regular gigs with the Tucson Jazz Society, Tucson Swings and Triple Threat, concerts in which she sings and dances with two other talented ladies Crystal Stark and Katherine Byrnes. She regularly performs at numerous local venues and resorts including Dove Mountain, the piano bar at McMahon’s Steak House, Cushing Street bar and Grill, Ventana Canyon, Kingfisher, Blue Fin, Westward Look, The Gas Light Theatre, Starr Pass resort and Saddlebrooke. Julie Anne will be backed by the world-class musicianship of Mike Levy (bass), Richard Katz (keys), Doug Davis (drums) and Brice Winston (sax). Brice Winston is an American born saxophonist and composer
currently living in Tucson, AZ. After attending school at the University of New Orleans, he initially stepped out with trumpeter Nicholas Payton before joining forces with Grammy Award winning trumpeter/composer Terence Blanchard. Brice’s 16 year residency in New Orleans and his association with Blanchard has afforded him
the opportunity to record and/or perform with some of the
greatest musicians in jazz, including Herbie Hancock, Dave Holland, Ellis Marsalis, Lionel Loueke, Robert Glasper, Aaron Parks, Marcus Miller, Dizzie Gillespie, Branford Marsalis, Nneena Freelon, Dianne Reeves, Brian Blade, Patty Austin, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Mark Whitfield, Mark Turner, and Eric Harland, among others. Brice appears as a composer and a performer on numerous Blanchard film scores and CD releases, including his latest effort,
Brice is also one of the co-owners of the Tucson Jazz Institute (TJI) Community Music School in Tucson, AZ. TJI focuses primarily on teaching jazz to middle and high school students in and around southern Arizona. TJI’s ensembles have earned national and international recognition, with its Ellington Band winning the Essentially Ellington competition in New York at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and earning the top high school jazz band title from Downbeat Magazine.
Brice has spent a considerable amount of time on education, appearing as a guest clinician for such prestigious programs as the Thelonious Monk Institute for jazz and the Henry Mancini Institute for jazz, in addition to appearing as a guest artist and clinician at various universities and colleges.