Primary Instrument: Vocal
Juliet discovered her talent for singing whilst studying for an economics degree at university but it took some time before she found her musical identity...
Whilst a lot of my peers were recording albums of standards, I delayed, waiting and hoping to find my own voice and to record an album of my original material. This resulted in my debut album Aphrodite's Child. I love jazz standards but wanted to share my own perspective of the beauty, freedom and expression of jazz-influenced music - music that can appeal to a younger and more diverse audience as well as to more mainstream jazz fans.
Her debut album, Aphrodite's Child, featured a band of the hottest young players on the scene - Mike Gorman (piano), Tom Barlow (acoustic bass) and Seb Rochford (drums) with special guest, Tony Kofi (sax). Recorded in 2003 , it featured her own highly accessible compositions which ranged from toe-tapping grooves to breathtakingly beautiful ballads and garnered excellent reviews and radio airplay both in the UK and the US.
In 2005 Juliet recorded her second album Delicious Chemistry. The album is a collection of her newest songs - which further showcase her talent for writing laid-back accessible jazz - with their subtle grooves, lilting melodies and simple but quirky harmonies.
Joining her for this outing were regulars Tom Barlow and Seb Rochford, alongside Australian guitarist Carl Orr, and the album features special guests Kate Williams, Omar Puente, Roger Beaujolais, Byron Wallen and awarding-winning saxophonist and BBC radio presenter, Courtney Pine.
Juliet third album, Licorice Kiss, was released in 2009. Referencing her diverse influences, she offers up her own take on 80’s classics such as Soft Cell’s “Tainted Love” and Here Comes The Rain Again by the Eurythmics, alongside her own creations that range from toe-tapping grooves to latin-inflected ballads.
For her latest project, the London-based vocalist who has taken the jazz scene by storm with her distinctive velvety voice, mesmerising songs and Glam Jazz style has collaborated with up-and-coming arranger George Moore (who is also the pianist in her quartet) to arrange songs performed by some of the most loved singers including Nina Simone, Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan. Singers like Abbey Lincoln and Norma Winstone, who are less well known outside jazz circles, are also represented as Juliet hopes to introduce the audience to some lesser-known gems as well as showcasing popular favourites.
...a singer whose rich, raw voice is as compelling as her compositions. One of the UK’s finest female jazz stars JAZZWISE
Juliet is one of those rare singers that tells a genuine story with her music, through her passionate performance and naturally warm voice, it's a beguiling combination that's hard to resist. With her honey-tone vocals, insightful, personal lyrics and savvy original songs and intelligent choice of covers she effortlessly mixes jazz, soul, pop and funk. She's now emerging as a fully fledged solo artist and one of the UK's finest singers in any genre. TIME OUT