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INTERVIEWS

Julia Dollison and Kerry Marsh: Raising Their Voices

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It's nice when people of similar interest and ambitions come together. Nicer still, when those things form the basis of a personal relationship; a partnership that results in the ultimate collaboration--marriage. For Julia Dollison and Kerry Marsh--singers who are also heavily involved in education, heightened by their successful operation of the jazz vocal program at California State University, Sacramento--their journey is starting to extend more outside of the classroom and into projects for music fans to enjoy.Enter their ...

CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Julia Dollison: Observatory

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With Ben Monder's guitar harmonies surrounding her light, airy voice, Julia Dollison sings familiar tunes and several originals on this debut album. She overdubs her voice in order to achieve a choir of similar voices. Delivering lines with a cool demeanor, she expresses each message openly with a contemporary flair. Emotion plays a considerable part in her performance, but the emphasis lies in her pop-flavored directions.

These eleven pieces are a good introduction to her effervescent persona. “Autumn ...