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Julie Crochetiere

Biography

Julie Crochetiere (vocalist) Beginning on piano at the age of seven, Julie has been involved in music all her life. The daughter of professional music engineers, she learned to listen carefully to recorded music to guide her development. Her performance career began at the age of seventeen, when she began singing with a society big band, developing a long repertoire list and gaining skills as a vocalist.

Her first solo recording, Café, was released in 2002 and featured songs written with former Jacksoul vocalist Haydain Neale. Her second release, A Better Place, was also her first full-length album. Her 2011 album Steady Ground featured a soulful groove, resulting in it being licensed for numerous films and television shows including Criminal Minds, NCIS Los Angeles, Red Widow, and Jane By Design.

Crochetiere’s fourth release, Counting Dreams, features a small rhythm section and strings and includes nine original tunes and two covers, one of which was written by Vincent Vallieres. The album hit #1 on iTunes Canada’a jazz chart in May 2014 and was nominated for a 2015 JUNO.

Awards:

2015 – JUNO nomination for ‘Vocal Jazz Album of the Year’ for Counting Dreams