Recent Jazz Events:

Julie McGregor Quartet

The Old Mill - 21 old mill st. toronto

Thursday, June 1st

7:30-10:30pm - No Cover

HOME SMITH JAZZ BAR

Julie McGregor Quartet

feat. Kelly Jefferson on sax

Kieran Overs on bass

Matt Newton on piano

Julie McGregor Old Mill 2017 Jun 1st


University of Guelph - 50 stone rd. guelph

April 8th

8:00-10:00pm

Julie McGregor Quintet

feat. Scott Neilson on sax

Kieran Overs on bass

Brian Dickinson on piano

Kevin Dempsey on drums

Julie McGregor Quintet
Richmond Hill Permimg Arts

Richmond Hill Performing Arts Center

Free Outdoor Jazz Concert

Tues. July 12th 7pm

Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts
10268 Yonge St.
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Canada
L4C 3B7

 

 



BIO: JULIE MCGREGOR is a Toronto based Vocalist with a natural delivery and a rich, warm tone. She draws her audiences in with an intimate and expressive storytelling style. Her repertoire covers a wide range of Traditional and Modern Jazz, Blues, Swing and Latin standards. 'Julie and her band were simply amazing! I have no words to describe the wonderful performance they gave....Every aspect of working with Julie was flawless, and when it came to the performance itself, she was fantastic. Beautiful voice, great selection of songs, fantastic delivery.' T.Valenski

Julie was nominated for Best Jazz at the New Music Awards and was awarded Best Jazz Vocalist at the Burlington Jazz Festival. As part of the Toronto Jazz Festiva 2013, 2014, and 2015, Julie hosted the popular Singer's Jazz Series that she started in 2011. Each show, filled with exciting performances by local jazz vocalists, jazz poetry artists and Toronto's finest musicians, was often sold-out with lineups down the street. At the centre of it all, was Canadian Jazz Great, Norm Amadio who played piano and was the first Canadian to play the original Birdland in 1954, and just so happened opposite Duke Ellington. Norm Amadio retired at 86 and did his last gig with her at Pauper's Pub as part of the TO Jazz Festival in 2015. Julie then put together her own crew of great jazz musicians forming The Kensie Jazz Band. They are in high demand and have performed at many prestigious clubs and hotels in Toronto including the surrounding area at venues like The Richmondhill Performing Arts Centre, Yonge-Dundas Square, Brassaii, RCYC, The Four Seasons Yorkville, Guelph University, The 180 Club, The Old Mill, Evergreen Brickworks, Universal Events, The Spoke Club, The TIFF building and The Pearson Centre. Recently, they performed as a 9 piece band for a James Bond Show at The King Edward Hotel and at the Jazz Festival at The Intercontinental Hotel in Yorkville. Julie has a few musical projects in the works and hopes soon to put a CD of standards and new songs she has written.

Julie is also an accomplished fine artist having exhibited at The Varley Gallery, The Tom Thomson Gallery and The Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, to name a few, as well as a Freelance Concept Designer for the Feature Film and TV Industry. She also has her own pattern design website for clothes and other products called New York Taxi (link posted below). Please see her fine artist page for more info: Artist Page

More Info and Links:

New York Taxi - Pattern Designs

Photos

Press

Press Kit & Video

The Kensie Jazz Band - Corporate Jazz and Dance Band - Band Leader/Vocalist Julie McGregor


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To find out more about Canadian Jazz Great Norm Amadio go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Amadio