Julie Michels is, quite simply, a woman with a beautiful voice.
She sings everything and anything that catches her ear: jazz standards, rhythm
and blues, Brazilian sambas, African chanting – in a world full of music, it’s
a banquet of sound just too delicious to pass up! She has played with George
Koller, Ottawa’s Chelsea Bridge, Kevin Barrett and her bands Sutra and The
Parley at many popular jazz venues including the Montreal Bistro, Top of the
Senator, the Rex, Hugh’s Room, Ottawa’s National Arts Centre, Toronto’s own
Statler’s and Canadian and European festivals.
Julie’s CDs include Singing Naked (duets with bassist George
Koller), Live at Statler’s (with guitarist Kevin Barrett), the soundtrack for
Pivoting Echoes (debuted with one of Canada’s premier dance companies, the
Decidedly Jazz Danceworks) and Seriously Happy with the Royal Jelly Orchestra.
Julie is a featured artist on The Choir’s second CD, Connected:
Songs for the Heart, which is available for sale at our Information Centre and
online on iTunes. Julie is also one third of the popular trio Broadsway, also
featuring Heather Bambrick and Diane Leah. For details, go to their website: