Julie is a multilingual, multicultural vocalist who sings in Arabic, French, English and Spanish. With a focus on world music, she performs in numerous groups including Layalina, the Austin Global Orchestra, and her own band, Rendez Vous.
Rendez Vous is Julie's most recent project, a collaborative quintet with Austin musicians, specializing in French and American standards from the 1020s to the 1960s. She is honored to feature special arrangements by jazz legend, Dr. James Polk. The band premiered in 2013 to a sold out house at Esquina Tango with Dr. James Polk on keyboards, Roberto Paolo Riggio on violin, Michael Stevens on bass, Michael Maddux on accordion and Ethan Vlah on percussion. Since then, Rendez Vous has performed widely and become a meeting place for many talented local musicians and budding friendships. Julie has released a three-song EP, and most recently a five-song live EP recorded in Austin, TX. She is currently working on her first album, Close to my Heart, a compilation of songs in the different languages and styles of her art.