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by Budd Kopman
With The Wish, composer and vocalist Julie Hardy has immediately established herself as an identifiable force of the next generation. By combining a very attractive voice with deep interpretations with a high degree of compositional and arranging skills, Hardy has created an album of grace and depth. She is a member of drummer Kendrick Scott's musical collective and record label World Culture Music, which gives the artist total control over the creative process. Mike Moreno, whose release ...read more
by Budd Kopman
Julie Hardy at The Jazz StandardThe Jazz StandardNew York City, New YorkOctober 16, 2007 This gig was partly a CD release party for vocalist/composer Julie Hardy's new release The Wish and partly a label party for drummer Kendrick Scott's artist collective label World Culture Music, on which it was released. Scott himself played drums (as he did on Hardy's record) as did guitarist Mike Moreno (instead of Ben Monder from the record), whose latest ...read more
by Mark F. Turner
Julie Hardy proves that she is more than just your average jazz singer on The Wish. Hailing from New Hampshire with extensive studies in jazz and classical music, she continues to grow and hone her craft since her auspicious debut recording A Moment's Glance (Fresh Sound New Talent, 2005). The recording is significant for a number of reasons. First, she is now teamed with the fledgling label World Culture Music, which has released two very notable recordings ...read more
by Michael P. Gladstone
Julie Hardy's first album, A Moment's Glance, is a good representation of the hard-working jazz vocalist as she pursues frequent appearances in lower Manhattan's jazz clubs with her working band.
Hardy is New Hampshire-educated and received a Masters in Jazz Performance from the New England Conservatory in 2001. A year leter, she was one of two nationwide vocalists selected for the Jazz Academy Snowmass in Aspen, Colorado. In 2003, Hardy placed in the Top Ten, from a field ...read more