Tuesday, December 5, 2017

USA:Julie Benko- Introducing Julie Benko(2017)

Spellbinding songstress Julie Benko, who appeared in Broadway’s Fiddler on the Roof, the 25th Anniversary national tour of Les Misérables and the national tour of Spring Awakening, steps into the spotlight with the release of her debut album, “Introducing Julie Benko,” a diverse eleven track compilation of jazz standards and original compositions that displays her sweet and scintillating signature soprano voice. Joining Benko is co-producer, arranger, and frequent musical partner Jason Yeager on piano, Danny Weller on bass, and Jay Sawyer on drums. The album also features trumpeter Andy Warren, clarinetist Dan Levinson, trombonist Walter Harris, tenor saxophonist Andrew Mulherkar, guitarist Vinny Raniolo, violinist Jason Anick, bandoneónist JP Jofre, and cellist Alon Bisk. “Introducing Julie Benko” demonstrates that the young vocalist, composer, and producer offers many musical riches in the jazz idiom and beyond, in addition to her prowess as a Broadway performer.