The Julie Geller Experience
Julie Geller delivers her lyric-driven songs with honesty, clarity, and most of all, hope. The veins that run through Julie’s music are connection and courage. Connection, because her music makes us feel both a part of something greater and more in touch with our deepest selves. Courage, because her lyrics are about the struggle to develop into the people we know we can be.
If music is the heart of what Julie does, then storytelling is the soul. This comes across in her lyrics, live shows, and blog. By telling the stories of her own life - her sucesses and failures - as well as the stories behind her songs, there is a recognition of our shared humanity. That is the power of Julie's music, and it is what makes her a riveting live perfomer.
Julie has released six albums. She has been producing one new music video every month for over three and a half years, and recently gave a TEDx talk about this project. Where do all the songs come
Julie at the White House
from? In her own words, "It's the sheer joy of creating, the exuberance of expressing something about being alive. Art moves us when it is real, not when it's perfect. That's what I focus on . . . getting to what’s most real.”
A graduate of Harvard University with a Certificate of Contemporary Improvisation from the New England Conservatory of Music, Julie is fearless in her drive to create and in her desire to help others through music. She was was invited to the White House in 2014 and was recently chosen as one of the Top 25 Women changing the world by Conversations Magazine. She lives in Denver, CO with her husband and three children.
Hal Aqua and the Lost Tribe
Hal Aqua and The Lost Tribe play nouveau klezmer music -- an exuberant musical experience, rooted firmly in traditional Jewish modes and melodies and driven by contemporary rhythms and danceable grooves.
The versatile musicians who make up The Lost Tribe have a deep respect for their source material, from the evocative tunes of Eastern European Jews and Gypsies to the sinuous rhythms of the Middle East and Mediterranean. In the long-standing Jewish tradition of absorbing musical inspiration from surrounding cultures, The Lost Tribe steeps their songs in a broth spiced with rock, reggae, salsa, funk and blues influences, serving up an irresistible party vibe. The band includes Hal Aqua (vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, octave mandolin, ukulele), Annie Aqua (violin), Ben Cohen (electric and acoustic bass, tuba, trumpet, accordion), Shanti Hazan (drums and percussion), and Miriam Rosenblum (clarinet, recorders, button accordion.
The Lost Tribe builds on the tradition of Los Lantzmun, Hal’s popular earlier Jewish world beat band, and includes some of its members. Like that long-running ensemble, the Lost Tribe is dedicated to bringing Jewish music to a wider audience. Whether you’re a longtime klezmer aficionado or have never heard the word, The Lost Tribe will make you a klezmer fan before you can say mazel tov!