Jules Day is creating quite a buzz as she bursts onto the L.A. jazz scene with a voice and stage presence that belie her 22 years of age. Jules’s young jazz career has experienced a meteoric rise with regular appearances at Southern California’s top jazz venues including Hollywood’s Catalina Bar & Grill and Culver City’s The Jazz Bakery.
Jules recently found herself not only on the cover of the L.A. Jazz Scene monthly newspaper, but the subject of an in-depth article by publisher Myrna Daniels. Daniels, in the article, noted that she had seen several singers go on to find great success and predicted, “I think Jules Day will one day belong to that select circle of performers.”
Don Heckman, jazz critic for the Los Angeles Times, reviewed Jules’s Hollywood performance as “having the vibe, the enthusiasm, and the sheer irresistibility of a star in the making.” Heckman wrote, “At 21, Day has the blond and slender look of a youthful Diana Krall, but the resemblance stops there. Unlike Krall, whose vocals have always worked best when they flow from her piano playing, Day is a stand-up singer, intimately immersed in her songs, digging into their inner meaning with a constantly surprising sense of emotive maturity.”
Jules was honored to open the Temecula Smooth Jazz Festival with the enviable position as the only female vocalist on the roster.
When it comes to jazz, this Minneapolis native is the real deal with industry roots that include her grandfather, Kyle Peterson, founding the Twin Cities Jazz Society. \"I grew up with jazz musicians popping in and out of the house,\" remembers Jules, \"And the voices of Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, June Christy -- to mention a few -- were a part of my early memories.\"
Immediately upon graduating from an arts magnate high school in St. Paul, Jules relocated to Los Angeles upon being invited to be a member of an internationally renowned music ensemble. Less than a year later, an offer to record her debut CD was too much to resist and Jules spent the remaining teenage year hard at work inside a recording studio.
As a complete package, Jules seems to have it all, but the ace up her sleeve is her extremely palatable and soulful voice with its flawless pitch, remarkable intonation, and subtle phrasing that can put the most inattentive crowd on the edge of their seats.