Julie Houston - Swing Into Rio

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Julie Houston - Swing Into Rio
*** Due to the late-night Bazilian Carnaval, we will be clearing the house after Julie's set ***

The JK kitchen team will be preparing national Brazilian favorites Feijoada & Moqueca + Housemade Caipirinhas

Take the easy side of Brazil in this pre-carnival Bossa Nova set. Julie Houston is a singer and flutist in both the jazz and classical genres. She has a music degree from the Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison and works regularly as a studio singer in Indianapolis and Chicago.

For the last several years Julie has been singing with various jazz and Brazilian groups. She has performed at the Indy Jazz Fest, the Broad Ripple Art Fair, the Chatterbox, the Jazz Kitchen, the Conrad Hilton, Rick's Cafe Boatyard, the Keystone Grill, Brix Restaurant, San Giovese, and corporate and private functions. She has had the privilege to perform with many of Indianapolis' finest jazz musicians including Claude Sifferlen, Steve Corn, Frank Smith, Rob Dixon, and many others. Julie's voice has been described as smooth, smoky, and unaffected. Whether performing in a duo or with a big band Julie's sound is sophisticated and swinging. Her repertoire focuses on jazz standards and Brazilian bossa nova but, if requested, she is happy to include acoustic pop covers. As a flutist, Julie adds versatility in her groups. Her lush flute sound and melodic improvisation add another aural dimension.

Ms. Houston is also a classical flautist. She plays most often with a flute/violin/cello trio. Over the years she has played for hundreds of weddings, church services, and private or corporate functions.