About the Vocalist:
As the only American vocalist currently signed to Fresh Sound New Talent records, Julie Hardy is well on her way to becoming one of the most important voices of the modern jazz scene. Hardy's debut CD, A Moment's Glance" was released in April 2005 to critical acclaim. This innovative record combines fresh interpretations of standards and pop classics with sophisticated original compositions, and showcases Hardy's diverse talents as an improviser and an interpreter of lyrics. She is joined by Rob Stillman, tenor saxophone and Randy Ingram, piano. Ben Street, bass, and Adam Cruz, drums (of the Danilo Perez trio) round out the ensemble.
Last year Hardy released A Moment's Glance" to a full house at the Jazz Standard in New York City. She was also selected to perform at the Women in Jazz Festival at Jazz at Lincoln Center. This year Hardy has been acknowledged for her talent as a composer by receiving the 2006 ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Award for her composition No Turning Back" which is featured on her recent Fresh Sound release.
Hardy grew up in Fremont, New Hampshire and holds a Masters degree in Jazz Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music. In 2002 Hardy was one of two vocalists in the nation invited to participate in the Jazz Academy Snowmass in Aspen, CO directed by Christian McBride. The following year Hardy was chosen to attend the Betty carter Jazz ahead program where she performed her original composition at the Kennedy center in Washington, D.C.
PERFORMERS: Julie Hardy, voice and compositions; Ben Monder, guitar; Matt Clohesy, bass.
DATE: April 24th, 2006
TIME: 8:00 - 11:30 PM
VENUE: La Lanterna / Bar Next Door is located at 129 Macdougal Street, between 3rd st & 4th Street
COST: $8 cover, one drink minimum.