Julie Mason - Jazz vocalist / pianist with duo trio or quartet

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, wedding reception dinner

American songbook jazz standards

A Foggy Day
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
The More I See You
Angel Eyes
The Midnight Sun
April In Paris
Nature Boy
As Time Goes By
Autumn In New York
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Beautiful Friendship
Nice And Easy
Between The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea
Non Dimenticar
Blue Moon
No Moon At All
But Not For Me
On A Clear Day
Change Partners
The Old Country
Out Of Nowhere
Cheek To Cheek
Peel Me A Grape
Close Enough For Love
Polkadots And Moonbeams
Close Your Eyes
San Francisco
Come Rain Or Come Shine
The Second Time Around
Day By Day
Slow Hot Wind
Day In, Day Out
Sleeping Bee
Deed I Do
Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
Devil May Care
Do Nothin’ Til You Hear From Me
The Song Is You
Do You Know What It Means
Speak Low
Don’t Blame Me
Stars Fell On Alabama
Don’t Go To Strangers
East Of The Sun
That Old Feeling
Easy To Love
There Will Never Be Another You
Falling In Love With Love
These Foolish Things
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
The Touch Of Your Lips
I Could Write A Book
I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
The Very Thought Of You
I Love Being Here With You
The Way You Look Tonight
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
It Could Happen To You
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 To
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
As Time Goes By
Little Boy Blue
At Last Love
Same On Stealthy Fingers
Bothered and Bewildered
Lush Life
Black Coffee
But Beautiful
Moonlight In Vermont
Body & Soul More
Than You Know
Crazy He Calls Me
The Midnight Sun
Cry Me A River
My Foolish Heart
Dedicated To You
My One And Only Love
Detour Ahead
My Funny Valentine
Don’t Misunderstand
The Man I Love
Detour Ahead
The Nearness Of You
Embraceable You
Early Autumn
Prelude To A Kiss
Easy Living
The Peacocks
Every Tim We Say Goodbye
Round Midnight
Everything Happens To Me
Save Your Love For Me
For Heaven’s Sake
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
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 yes
Isnt 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
So Many Stars
Slow Hot Wind
The Shadow Of Your Smile
The Gentle Rain
Watch What Happens
The Girl From Ipanema
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
The Blessing
Filthy McNasty
Well You Needn’t
Groovin’ High
The Jody Grind
Joy Spring

Popular Songs

A Natural Woman Man
With The Child In His Eyes
A Song For You
Ain’t No Sunshine
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
Saving 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
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
Wind Beneath My Wings
You Are So Beautiful
It’s Too Late
You’ve Got A Friend
Killing Me Softly
Your Song
The Look Of Love
Yesterday Once More
Make It With You


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 www.allaboutjazz.com 

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,
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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