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Julian Yeo

Born: August 6    Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Julian Yeo

An original retro-jazz-vocalist with a unique “new-old” approach, Julian Yeo blends old school soul with celebrated qualities of today (and sometimes with a twist). Following Julian's critically acclaimed debut CD album 'Old, New, Borrowed, Blue', Julian's latest CD 'Unusual Passage' is an experience that’s quaint but highly addictive.

It has been an uncommon musical path for international jazz/cabaret vocalist Julian Yeo. His path to singing in the nightclubs of New York City began many miles away. An Australian of Asian descent, Julian was a shy kid decades away from his own personal musical heroes like dapper Fred Astaire. “When I hear Fred Astaire singing Irving Berlin songs; no matter what mood I’m in, these songs always bring a smile to my face,” he says....
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”I know a star when I see one. He's going to be a star!” Joe Franklin - WOR Radio, US.

“wonderfully talented... such warmth, passion, and sincerity...” Bob Collins, Jazz Cafe, WRHU 88.7FM, NY, USA.

“This young man and this 'old music' are one beautiful pair!” Jean-Pierre Savouyaud, Virus de Jazz, France.

“I can't remember the last time I encountered such a thoroughly original artist as Julian Yeo...” Jeff Rossen - Cabaret Scenes Magazine, US

“It's so refreshing to be wrapped in the “so right” combination of early 20th century vocal styles with clean, melodic early 21st century instrumental arrangements.” Eddie O'Strange, Town & Country Radio Show, Access Radio 783AM, New Zealand

“...really like his style and vocal skills, a very new experience I must say...”, Joost for Jazz & Blues Tour with ASFM 105.4, Netherlands


Julian Yeo - Vocals/ Band Leader



Unusual Passage
Julian Yeo
Yeomo Productions
2008
Tracks: 1. C'est Si Bon; 2. Too Close for Comfort; 3. Quando, Quando, Quando; 4. Mack the Knife; 5. Nature Boy; 6. Hernando's Hideaway; 7. I'm Putting All my Eggs in One Basket; 8. You're Getting to be a Habit with Me; 9. It's a Good Day; 10. Speak Low; 11. Charade; 12. I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan; 13. Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart; 14. What'll I do; 15. Isn't This a Lovely Day (to be Caught in the Rain)
Personnel: Jesse Gelber - Pianno/Music Director Nick Russo - Guitar/ Banjo Doug Largent - Bass Kevin Dorn - Drums Dennis Lichtman - Clarinet/Mandolin/Violin Aaron Weinstein - Mandolin/Violin Alan Grubner - Violin

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