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Julie Mason - Jazz Band - Auckland

Type: Jazz Band

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jazz vocalist / pianist with duo trio or quartet

Julie Mason
Auckland- based jazz vocalist and pianist Julie Mason is a very high profile artist who has performed extensively through New Zealand, appearing at all the major arts and jazz festivals along with her band of this country’s foremost jazz musicians. She has appeared at several major Australian jazz festivals, and played at exclusive jazz clubs in both Paris (2005) and Berlin (2003). She has featured with the Auckland Philharmonia in their Cisco jazz series, and entertained heads of world government (including Bill Clinton) at the APEC World Leader’s Dinner.

Often referred to by critics as “New Zealand’s answer to Diana Krall” (or, alternatively “much jazzier than Diana Krall”- Roger Marbeck, Good Morning TV ONE), Julie has a fine vocal style and is an accomplished and exciting pianist.

ideal for: jazz concert, jazz festival, or background music for corporate event, private party or wedding ceremony/dinner

American songbook jazz standards

A Foggy Day, Manhattan

A Time For Love, Masquerade Is Over

All Of Me, Mean To Me

All Of You, Moment To Moment

All Or Nothing At All, My Favourite Things

Alone Together. More I See You (The)

Angel Eyes, Midnight Sun (The) 

April In Paris, Nature Boy

As Time Goes By, Nevertheless

Autumn In New York, Nice Work If You Can Get It

Beautiful Friendship, Nice And Easy

Between The Devil &The Deep Blue Sea, Non Dimenticar

Blue Moon, No Moon At All 

But Not For Me, On A Clear Day

Change Partners, Old Country (The)

Charade, Out Of Nowhere

Cheek To Cheek, Peel Me A Grape

Close Enough For Love, Polkadots And Moonbeams

Close Your Eyes, San Fransisco

Come Rain Or Come Shine, Second Time Around (The)

Day By Day, Slow Hot Wind

Day In, Day Out ,Sleeping Bee

Deed I Do, Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise

Devil May Care, Soon

Do Nothin’ Til You Hear From Me, Song Is You (The)

Do You Know What It Means, Speak Low

Don’t Blame Me, Stars Fell On Alabama

Don’t Go To Strangers, Summertime

East Of The Sun, That Old Feeling

Easy To Love, There Will Never Be Another You

Falling In Love With Love, These Foolish Things

Flamingo They Can’t Take That Away

Fly Me To The Moon, There’s A Small Hotel

Gentle Rain, They All Laughed

Get Out Of Town, This Can’t Be Love

Hallelujah I Love Him So, Time After Time

How Deep Is The Ocean, Touch Of Your Lips (The)

I Could Write A Book, Undecided 

I Didn’t Know What Time It Was, Very Thought Of You (The)

I Love Being Here With You, Way You Look Tonight (The)

I Thought About You , What Is This Thing Called Love

If I Should Lose You, When I Look In Your Eyes

If I Loved You, What Kind Of Fool Am I?

I’ll Close My Eyes, Where Or When

I’m beginning To See The Light, When Lights Are Low

I’m Glad There Is You \ Willow Weep For Me

I’m Old Fashioned  \ Without A Song

Invitation \  Witchcraft

It Could Happen To You \ Yesterdays

It Had To Be You You \ Took Advantage Of Me

I’ve Got The World On A String \ You Stepped Out Of A Dream

I’ve Never Been In Love Before \ You’d Be So Nice To Come Home

Just In Time \ S’Wonderful

Just One Of Those Things \ Yours Is My Heart Alone 

Just Squeeze Me \ I’ve Got You Under My Skin

Lazy Afternoon 

Let’s fall In Love

Like A Lover

Like Someone In Love

Love Dance

Love Is Here To Stay

Love For Sale

Love Walked Right In

Lullaby Of Birdland


A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square \ Loverman

As Time Goes By \ Little Boy Blue

At Last Love \ Same On Stealthy Fingers

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered \ Lush Life

Black Coffee \ Misty

But Beautiful \ Moonlight In Vermont

Body & Soul More \ Than You Know

Crazy He Calls Me \ Midnight Sun (The)

Cry Me A River \ My Foolish Heart

Dedicated To You \ My One And Only Love

Detour Ahead \ My Funny Valentine

Don’t Misunderstand \ Man I Love (The)

Detour Ahead \ Nearness Of You (The)

Embraceable You \ Peace

Early Autumn \ Prelude To A Kiss 

Easy Living \ Peacocks (The)

Every Tim We Say Goodbye \ Round Midnight 

Everything Happens To Me \ Save Your Love For Me

For Heaven’s Sake \ Skylark

Ghost Of A Chance \ Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Here’s That Rainy Day \ Someone To Watch Over Me

How Long Has This Been Going On \ Some Other Time

I Fall In Love Too Easily \ Sophisticated Lady

I Get Along Without You Very Well \ Spring Is Here

I Remember Clifford \ There’s No You

I’m A Fool To Want You \ They Say It’s Wonderful 

I’m Gonna Laugh You Right Out Of My Life \ Unforgettable

Imagination \ True Love

It Never Entered My Mind \ We’ll be Together Again

I Wish You Love \ What A Wonderful World

I’ll Be Seeing You \ What’s New?

I’m Glad There Is You \ When I Fall In Love

In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning \ When I Look In Your Eyes

Isn’t It A Pity \ Where Do We Start

I’ve Grown Accustomed To His Face \ When You Wish Upon A Star

I’ll Be Around \ When Your Lover Has Gone

You Don’t Know What Love Is

You Go To My Head

You’ve Changed

Latin/Brazilian Tunes

Agua De Beber \ One Note Samba

Besame Mucho \ Rio De Janeiro Blue

Black Orpheus \ Samba D”Avaio

Caravan \ Serenata

Corcovado \ So Many Stars

Desafinado \ Slow Hot Wind 

Dindi \ Shadow Of Your Smile (The) 

Estate \ Triste 

Gentle Rain, \ The Watch What Happens

Girl From Ipanema (The) \ Wave

How Insensitive

If You Never Come To Me



Like A Lover

Mas Que Nada



Only Trust Your Heart

Jazz Standards vocalised

A Night In Tunisia \ Nica’s Dream 

A Child Is Born \ Straight No Chaser

Blessing (The) \ Walkin” 

Filthy McNasty \ Well You Needn’t


Groovin’ High 

Jody Grind (The)

Joy Spring


Popular Songs

A Natural Woman Man \ With The Child In His Eyes

A Song For You \ Memories 

Ain’t No Sunshine \ Moondance

Both Sides Now  \ Mr Bojangles

Bridge Over Troubled \ Water My Love

Candle In The Wind \ New York State Of Mind

Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me \ Piano Man

Don’t Know Why \ Rocket Man 

Feel Like Makin’ Love S\ aving All My Love For You

Fire And Rain \ So Far Away

Fifty Ways To leave Your Lover \ Tears In Heaven

Goin’ Out Of My Head \ The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

Hallelujah I Just Love Him So \ Time After Time

He Ain’t Heavy \ Time In A Bottle

Hello \ Under The Boardwalk

How Sweet It Is \ We’re All Alone

I Feel The Earth Move \ What The World Need Now

I Love You Just The Way You Are \ Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow

If \ Wind Beneath My Wings

Imagine \ You Are So Beautiful

It’s Too Late \ You’ve Got A Friend

Killing Me Softly \ Your Song

Look Of Love (The) \ Yesterday Once More

Make It With You \ Temptation

1. Solo pianist/vocalist
Julie has vast experience as a background musician for functions, covering not only jazz standards, but also popular music from 1960 to the present day, show tunes, and a light classical piano repertoire.

2. As a duo
Julie works with internationally renowned bass player Alberto Santarelli, and together they have held a number of successful residencies.

3. The Julie Mason Trio
With the addition of either NZ’s leading tenor saxophonist Brian Smith, or leading Kiwi drummer Frank Gibson, this group plays modern jazz for the true jazz aficionado. Alternatively they can play dance and background music in the style of Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Diana Krall, Norah Jones etc, or the Latin jazz stylings of Jobim and Sergio Mendes.

4. The Julie Mason Quartet/Quintet
Julie Mason vocals/piano; Alberto Santarelli bass; Frank Gibson drums; Brian Smith tenor sax; Lance Sua guitar or Phil Broadhurst guest piano
This highly successful jazz group have played numerous high profile concerts, festivals, Music In Parks events in this country and entertained at APEC, CHOGM and the also the 2000@Sky City Millennium Celebrations. With their elegant evening dress and sophisticated programme, this is the perfect band for a black tie affair, playing tasteful dinner music through to dance music or full-on jazz as required.

As well as playing piano and producing recordings for other vocalists, Julie has released three albums in her own name:
Invitation 1998
Twelve O’Clock Tales 2002
ESTATE (summer) 2005

ESTATE was a finalist in the New Zealand Jazz Album of the Year Awards for 2005, and an outstanding review of this album can be found on the USA website


The Julie Mason Trio was superb at our wedding. Many thanks for your assistance.
Richard Smith

Thank you for doing a terrific job last night. The whole night was a great success, and you and your band set the perfect ambience. Our client is absolutely delighted, and “Cheek To Cheek” was an absolute highlight.
Jennifer Austin, Epiphany Ltd. Auckland Absolutely perfect selection for a very stylish function. Julie adapted her performance beautifully to suit the ambience and format of our function. Would use Julie for every event of this nature- a class act!
Melinda Madigan, General Manager marketing, IGT Australia 

Julie Mason and her musicians were always friendly, helpful and efficient, and the performance of the entire trio was superb.
Toyota N.Z. Ltd.

The Julie Mason Trio was superb at our wedding.
Richard Smith

Credit must go to Julie Mason for her overall musicianship on this gig : great playing and singing, superb choice of material, polished arrangements, and well chosen musicians who delivered a great opening night for the festival.
Bay Of Plenty Times review of Tauranga National jazz festival,

Smooth, silky, sumptuous. Think of any positive adjective you like and it applies to the Julie Mason Quartet. They epitomised the soul of the event- a celebration of the arts, and a stylish night out.
Taranaki Daily News review of Taranaki Arts Festival.

Much jazzier than Diana Krall
Roger Marbeck, TVNZ’s Good Morning,

ESTATE (summer) is a marvellously engaging CD by a female jazz artist in her prime, a generous offering of all her gifts, and a must for anyone who loves jazz vocalists

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