Julie Burrell’s vocals are warm, intimate and sultry whether she’s fronting an orchestra or paired simply with a piano. Most listeners won’t care that she attended classical workshops at Juilliard or even that she is equally as talented at writing standards as she is at performing them, for they have heard the sum of her experience. As any of her followers can tell you, the real resume is in the music.
Her molten mezzo all at once speaks of cocktails, candle light and a cigarette–all, of course, around midnight. Her self-titled debut CD (the cover is shown here) received national air play and critical praise. As one reviewer summed it up, “If Julie Burrell sang your monthly song bill, you just might be willing to pay it twice.”