The sounds of yesterday, today, and tomorrow are generated from the mind
and soul of Julius Tolentino. With sophisticated technique and skilled
interpretation, Julius creates a sound that is unique while also based on
tradition. Composer and performer, Julius builds a rapport with his audience
and strives to produce an authentic portrayal of jazz music.
Born in Bloomfield, NJ, Julius started studying piano at the age of 7. He
continued his musical endeavors, which included clarinet when he was 10. By
13 Julius made the transition to alto saxophone. It was with this instrument
that Julius began to explore his love for jazz.
While in high school, Julius performed in regional and all-state bands and
won over a dozen soloist awards