Sweet, smooth vocals always get my attention and I’m a sucker for a well played vocal scat – thus my ears perked up when I first heard Julia Keefe of the Nez Perce Tribe. Her voice is of another era and stands out in this one as one of the only jazz songbirds in Indian Country. But she’s not the first. …read more »
Julia Keefe was born in 1989 in Seattle, WA. She has lived on both coasts of the U.S. and her current home is Spokane, WA. Julia spent her freshman year of college at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, and she is currently a senior at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music in Coral Gables, FL, studying jazz performance. Julia intends to pursue a career in musical performance. Her musical tribute to Mildred Bailey entitled, “Thoroughly Modern: Mildred Bailey Songs” was performed at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in 2009 during national and international Jazz Appreciation Month.