Julie HarrisJulie Harris began her professional singing career in 2002 in the home of jazz...Kansas City. She has performed at the Blue Room at 18th and Vine in the Historic Jazz District in KC, as well as the world-famed Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. She returned to Connecticut in 2007 and has performed at Whitfield's on the Green in Guilford. Julie specializes in The Great American Songbook and is particularly fond of the music of Gershwin, Porter, Ellington, Arlen and Mercer, although she has written her own songs...two of which can be heard on this website. Her voice has been described as, "smoldering", "a cross between Julie London and Peggy Lee" and, highest praise in her opinion, "she sings a song the way it was written."
Six years ago, Julie formed the Harris/Roane Duo with her Music Director, guitarist/bassist Stephen Roane. They have had the pleasure of performing at sold-out peformances at The Guilford Free Library, The Medad Stone Tavern, The Nathaniel Greene Community Center , The Harvest Dinner Benefit at the First Church of Guilford as well as The Wines of The World Festival in Providence, RI. Their schedule includes performances at The New Haven Public Library, The Concertato Series of Christ Church Guilford as well as The Gables of Guilford. The Duo partiularly enjoys their gigs in The Pub at Essex Meadows and recently recorded their second CD, "I Turn A Corner," which provides the background music for this website.
The Julie Harris Trio, which features pianist David Childs along with Stephen Roane on bass and guitar, has performed "An Evening With Cole Porter" to full houses in Guilford and New Haven. The Trio most recently performed their latest program, "An Evening With George Gershwin and His Lovely Wife, Ira," at the Annual Meeting of the Guilford Free Library.