5-TIME JUNO AWARD WINNER JULIE MASI TO RING IN 2020 AT THE VERNON JAZZ CLUB’S NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION
Singer, songwriter and percussionist Julie Masi, widely known as one of the lead singers, percussionist and co-writer of the gold and platinum-selling group, “The Parachute Club” is performing at the Vernon Jazz Club on December 31, 2019. The Parachute Club’s unforgettable hit “Rise Up” was heard on radio stations all over the world and won a Juno for Single of the Year. After leaving The Parachute Club, Julie went on to work with such giants in the field as Alannah Myles, Dan Hill, Bruce Cockburn, and David Foster.
Now based in Kelowna Julie collaborates regularly with the many talented musicians living here performing at numerous festivals and venues throughout the Okanagan. Most notably, Steve Soucy a five-time consecutive winner of the B.C. Country Music Keyboardist of the Year joins Julie on stage for an unforgettable evening of great music. Steve, a sought after keyboardist for over 45 years has a knack of taking his audiences to another world in almost every genre; jazz, blues, country, pop and rock & roll. He has performed with the likes of Long John Baldry, Amanda Hughes, Powder Blues and Farmer’s Daughter.
Also joining Julie on the stage this New Year’s Eve is Vernon Jazz Club mainstay drummer Scott Gamble, a consummate pro born with an innate intuition to play spellbinding rhythm, guitarist extraordinaire, Mark Larmand, and Steve’s son, local trumpeter, Jacob Soucy.
Julie & Friends New Year’s Eve Celebration Concert promises a memorable evening with popular dance music and favourite hits from the 80’s & 90’s as well as a few original compositions.