Born and raised in Birmingham, England of Jamaican parents, Julie Dexter is a world-renowned singer/songwriter who is at the forefront of the international Nu-Soul movement. A classically trained musician who writes, arranges, and produces, Julie has received numerous international awards and honors and is widely regarded as a musical prodigy.
Mentored by jazz pioneer Gary Crosby, Julie teamed up with members of the London jazz group Tomorrow's Warriors and later formed J-Life along with Jason Yarde. Julie was asked by the British Council to serve as one of Great Britain's official ambassador's of music with the award winning band J-life. They served as official envoys of the British Council from 1997-1999, touring Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America on a state-sponsored mission to promote goodwill among nations through music.
Although Julie has taken top-prize at the European Jazz Festival for her skills as a jazz-vocalist and is listed as a distinguished member of the Jazz community in The Rough Guide to Jazz, her musical palate includes, soul, drum n' bass, reggae, jazz, and funk. Consequently, she has collaborated with many of the world's most groundbreaking producers and musicians on various soul, jazz, acid jazz, and reggae albums, and has developed a fanbase that is truly universal.
Her new release, "Dexterity," features 5 different drummers and has been described as a cross between The Police and Roberta Flack.