Julie began performing in her youth, forming her own Top 40 Band at 15 in her native Baltimore. By 18, she had worked with the group Sister Sledge and recorded the theme for a PBS Television production, all while continuing to cultivate her stage presence, appearing in musical theater. Julie graduated with honors from Howard University.
Julie developed her vocal style as a solo artist, performing to capacity audiences as an opening act for Whitney Houston, Natalie Cole, BeBe Winans, Grover Washington, Jr., and Les McCann. She came into her own, as a singer and performer, by entertaining audiences big and small in concert as well as during her long running weekly engagements at venues in the Baltimore/Washington/Virginia area.. From posh hotel lounges to hip music clubs, Julie Hall has captured a following that loyally patronizes the venues where she can be seen.
Pamela Hayashi, music editor for The Quartet, (the Baltimore Washington JAZZfest Newsletter) wrote, “Some performers require a lot of listening-concentration from their audience. And there are some performers that simply enchant, which, for artists, is often more difficult to do. Charm is not a given, it is a gift, and Ms. Julie Hall has just the right charm to excite her fans.,”
Julie’s CD has that charm. It’s an adventurous live recording of her extraordinary performance at The Montpelier Cultural Arts Center in Laurel, Maryland. It truly captures her unique and expressive voice, and displays talent and poise that can only be attained from years of experience. It exemplifies a deep connection with the spirit of lyric and melody coupled with superb phrasing and outstanding delivery. Julie Hall is a joy to see and hear.