Julie Capili is a singer / songwriter from Honolulu who moved to Monterey in order to pursue her passion for Jazz.
A vocalist in the classical tradition, she tends to shy away from more avant-garde approaches in favor of a style firmly rooted in the spirit of the originals.
An anachronism of sorts, Julie embodies the values of days long gone. She is an artist with a rare gift to evoke the spirit of an era. When she sings, you get the sense that you are stepping back in time, hearing things as they once were, experiencing what it must have felt like if you had actually been there when they were new.
Her voice displays a delicate control of the light, airy high-tones combined with a full bodied warmth in the lower registers. The creativity and playfulness in her music is evident, bringing a sense of joy and wonder to her performances. But her subtlety and exquisite control display a maturity beyond her years.
Julie’s influences are eclectic, including artists such as Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, Eva Cassidy, and Tori Amos. And although her voice has drawn comparisons to many great singers, she possesses a style all her own.
Julie is excited to be living in Monterey. She recently completed her first full length jazz album, Passing Fancies.