Jersey Julie, from New Jersey USA, is an American artist of great talent that knocks you off your feet in every performance & leaves no one disappointed. Julie is a wonderful & charismatic singer, sax player, dancer who has an enormous positive & uplifting energy as she performs & becomes the music. Currently with her extremely talented husband, Olivier Mas, they came together in 2009 and formed the band with various excellent musicians rotating in & out forming duos, trios, quartets and beyond in 2010.
Julie started performing & singing at the age of 5 & playing the sax by age 8. She grew up between NY & NJ, & in the southern USA with family & music everywhere: jazz, blues, country, bluegrass, folk, gospel, Broadway, classical, Motown, etc… Julie’s playing credits range from Cyril Neville, Lucky Peterson, Robert Randolph, Derek Trucks, Tinsley Ellis, Jimmy Thackery, Walter Wolfman Washington, Bob Stroger, Tony Allen and so many legendary heroes and heroines of the blues from all around the USA. In 2009 she moved to France, after 6 years in Atlanta Georgia touring the USA and Europe, where she started the Jersey Julie Band.
Jersey Julie Band is a “feel-good”, high energy-roller coaster of a band with a wall of sound. An original act, in duo or bigger, you won’t find anything like them anywhere. The musicians in her band are givers, working together for a tight, groovin’, loving & creative band and sound.
They released the CD Goosebumps in 2012, and have just released their 2nd CD called Multiball, in September 2019, while performing non-stop on the road since 2010.
Jersey Julie plays a growlin’ sweet sax & singing lead vocals or harmony with her powerful, clear, & often “raved about” unique voice. As leader of the band she gives all her love, spontaneity, humor, energy & generosity to the public while also helping to keep the rhythm; dancing, shuffling & stomping on her own rickety “dancing board” contraption. Olivier Mas grooves on the guitar with a force of solid rhythm & gorgeous, dirty, rockin’ & uplifting solos. He also sings lead vocals & harmony with a sweet yet gruff voice, full of soul & rock. He can make you cry with his sincerity & heart when playing & singing. He compliments Julie’s clear voice in great choir, and also leads the band and songs as main vocalist.
She has created a new feeling & experience in music with original songs, sounds & rhythm. In every concert they deliver a total flow of musical freedom & energy with a major kick. They call their music American Rockin’ Roots & Blues. Their style is based around American Roots Music, Blues, Rock n’ Roll, Gospel, Bluegrass, Country, Folk, Funk…
Over the past 15 years, she has played for many festivals & theaters across the USA & Europe (Chicago Blues Festival, Freedom Creek Festival in Alabama, Blues To Bop Festival in Lugano in Switzerland, Cognac Blues Passion, Cahors Blues Festival in France, Jazz & Blues Rallye Luxembourg, Eutin Blues Festival Hamburg Germany…) She “puts the fire on the stage” each and every time she steps on (as written by several journals). She also can also be found on the Music Maker Label from North Carolina, USA with The Mudcat Band, album Kickin’ Chicken.
Festivals: 2010-2018 among great clubs, bars, & theaters Jersey Julie Band has been invited to play many festivals: Sierre Blues, Pic Sonne, Hamburg Blues Night, Autumn with The Blues Festival Bialystock, Honky Tonk Festival St Gallen, Open Air Festival St Gallen, Black Sheep Festival in Bonfeld Germany, Festival Blues in Verdun, Festival Blues Les Valence, Marabu Blues Night in Gilderkinden Switzerland, Luxembourg Jazz n Rallye, Eutin Blues Festival, International British Bikers Meeting, Availles Blues Festival, Festival Musig am Zurisee, Cahors Blues Festival, Fest’in Zone Port Camargue,Ampuis Blues, Guitare en Save, Jazz ’n Roll, St Izaire Blues, Voice of the Liberation, Feria de Beziers, Volcanic Blues, Engelberg Music Nights, Eden Blues District, Gartempe Blues, Blues Nights Gossau, Stedtli Blues, Summer Nights Grindelwald, Bühler Blues, Lugano Blues Nights, Blues In Wonderland, Vully Blues, Blues en Loire, Marnaz Blues Festival, Festival d’Art Singulier, Cabannes Blues, Douchapt Blues Festival, Sorede Blues Festival, Brescoudos Beziers, Note ai Lago Ponte Tresa, ProBreno Fesitval, Presqu’ile Blues Festival Ambialet France …
Clubs & Nuit de Blues & Special Events: Mahogany Hall, Folk Club Chur, Cotton Club Hamburg, Sargans Jazz and Dixie Club, Premian Jazz Club, Halls Blues Club, Musicale de l’Agglopole, Radio Collective Blues Cafe, Jazz a L’Hospitalet Narbonne, Blues Club Fribourg, The group has also been invited to the BAG-Blues Association of Genève, also “Nuits de Blues” in Fanjeaux, Douzy, Pézenas, Agde, Nîmes, Petershagen … also for the “Fêtes de la Musique” in Modane, Portiragnes, Béziers.