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Julia Karosi

Júlia Karosi Trio at Club Bonafide

March 25 | Set Times: 11:00 PM

| Doors: 10:45 pm
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“Júlia Karosi is one of Hungary’s top jazz vocalists. After graduating from the Franz Liszt Music Academy in Budapest, Júlia founded her own quartet in 2011. “Hidden Roots” is her second CD as a leader and the follow-up to the successful “Stroller of the City Streets” released in February, 2012. “Hidden Roots” contain’s a number of Júlia’s new compositions and as the name eludes to, arrangements of Hungarian folk songs. The compositions are beautifully and intelligently written, performed with great inspiration, crossing all boundaries of jazz.”

“Júlia Karosi is a vocalist who bring her passion for music into her original compositions and lyrics. Her sound encompasses rich lows, pure high notes and a soulful timbre, while her spot-on intonation in both lyrics and improvisation makes her musical intentions perfectly clear.” (Judy Niemack)

“Here we have Julia Karosi and her wonderful musicians from Hungary whose every song is a delicious short story. The compositions are  beautifully and intelligently written and performed with great inspiration and will be a joy to the ear, of many I’m convinced crossing the boundaries of jazz.” (David Linx)

“Karosi has a lovely voice and she uses her instrument with an infectious creative artistry. Her album and its musical choices suggest very clearly that Hungarian traditions are mine seams waiting for the knowing miner.” (Jack Goodstein at blogcritics.org)

“Júlia Karosi’s brilliant album Hidden Roots offers compelling evidence that jazz has truly become a global music. Here, Budapest-based vocalist Karosi and her extraordinary quartet effortlessly combine modern jazz with classic Hungarian folk songs.” (Thomas Cunniffe at Jazzhistory online)

“As a jazz reviewer, I hear such a plethora of vocalists who are popping out albums like corn kernels at a movie theater, many that are bland as unsalted butter. It’s so wonderful to hear a fresh voice that is full bodied, melodic and not nasal, and one that is composing and arranging her own music.”  (Dee Dee McNeil at LaJazz.com)

“I had only listened once before sitting down to write the review, but found Julia’s voice simply stunning when I got back ’round to it. I give Julia & crew a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) of 4.99.” (Dick Metcalf at Rotcod Zzaj)

“Posing no real answer to the question of what is jazz, Karosi and her pals aren’t worried about it in the least, they just play. The boundaries are pushed nicely and not radically, and the chops on display cut across all languages and borders.” (Chris Spector at midwestrecord.com)

“Júlia spends much of her time melismatically and with a very interesting interpolation I think will intrigue non-European listeners” (Mark S. Tucker at acousticmusic.com)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bw-sZqw-Y_8

The Miraculous Deer (original composition): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_RLpI4YkrY

Édesanyám rózsafája (Hungarian folk song): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuRY5RBOGpk

Noah’s Ark (original composition): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYdF2WmHrDs

Szól a kakas már (Hungarian folk song): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gfmg9cXIJVM

Website:  www.juliakarosi.com