Julie Charnet is a vocalist and writer whose passion can be heard in her unique blend of jazz, swing, and blues from the 1920's and up. Since 1998, she has been performing in NJ, NYC, PA, and MD. Her rapport with any audience sets her apart from many performers, as well as her three octave range.
She has worked with some of the top jazz and blues artists on the East Coast and beyond.
As a child, Julie lived not far from New York City, and credits her parents (from Brooklyn) for her music genes. Her mother played classical piano for most of her life and often took her to Lincoln Center and Broadway.
She studied guitar for several years before deciding to focus on vocal performance. After moving to Philadelphia, she began performing with Bootsie Barnes, Tom Lawton, Larry McKenna, Craig Thomas, Tom Adams, and a host of other notable musicians who still perform with her today.
Julie works with a rotating group of musicians from a duo or trio, up to a big band.
She has performed at a variety of venues in the Philadelphia area including Paris Wine Bar, Friday Nights at the Radisson Blue Hotel, Paris/London Bistro, SOUTH Jazz and Supper Club, The Legendary Razz Room, The Kimmel Center, Annenberg Center, August Moon Supper Club, Chris' Jazz Cafe, and many others.
She also performs with several big bands, and lends her talents for charity events one of which included the Star Spangled Banner for the U.S. Air Force.
Her repertoire includes a wide variety of classic swing, musicals, jazz, blues, and rarely heard gems from the past and present. She is known for her chameleon-like voice and ability to read audiences. She provides sassy swing, bluesy soul, or classic jazz in one show.
Currently, Julie can be heard on radio stations WRTI 90.1, WXPN 88.5, and WBGO 88.3 NJ/NYC, Spotify, Pandora, iTunes, Rhapsody and others.
"When I see her I notice she is one of the few who have well-known musicians stop by to see her. That's something." Jeff Duperon, WRTI 90.1
"Another crop of seasoned Philly jazzsters with Julie Charnet. Like torch singers of yore..."