Julia Lamberti Jazz Quartet

Based: Johannesburg

This fresh and exciting four-piece outfit is comprised of Julia Lamberti (lead vocals), Pohl Fink (keys), Anthony Koopman (bass guitar) and Esra Isaacs (drums and percussion). The multi-cultural outfit performs a cool mix of jazz standards, funk, Afro-jazz, R&B and blues and adds an atmospheric element of class to any venue or function. Julia is an established live performer, song writer and recording artist who perform material from an eclectic range of genres. However, jazz and blues are her first loves and her sound and style are heavily influenced by timeless artists like Eva Cassidy, Natalie Cole, Nina Simone and Norah Jones. Julia has performed at virtually every music venue in the Gauteng area and had the pleasure of being featured in the 2007 Joy of Jazz Festival. Her previous corporate clients include Eskom, Sasol, Microsoft, Coke Cola International, Massmart Holdings, Porsche South Africa and Nedbank. Pohl Fink’s exquisite style has a classical jazz feel, peppered with the soul and flavour of gospel, funk, R&B.

He has worked with some of the hottest jazz and gospel outfits in the Cape and Gauteng and is a talented and fun addition to the quartet. Anthony is a skilled performer who has played with everyone from successful rock outfits like Mean Mr Mustard to top South African jazz musicians like Judith Sephuma and Simphiwe Dana. Anthony also trains aspiring bass players at his weekly Damelin College music course and has had extensive session experience in studios in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Like Julia, his passion is jazz and blues and his impressive technique and creativity form an integral part of the group’s sound and identity. Esra Isaacs is a prolific drummer who has enjoyed playing at major festivals, corporate events and television shows over his 15 year career in this industry. He currently works with several original and cover bands and his achievements include appearances on E-TV’s “Back Stage” and, more recently, performing for millions at the 2010 FIFA Opening & Closing concerts as drummer for the local outfit Steady Rock.

The quartet have enjoyed successful shows at the Signature Restaurant, Radisson Blu, Hilton, Summer Place and Hyatt Hotels and new clients include Veuve Clicquot Champagne, TCTA, Telkom, Transaction Capitol and Smoke Grill House & Cafe in Pretoria. We are also regular players at Katzy’s Cigar Lounge in Rosebank and had the privilege of entertaining the cream of South Africa’s business community at the Sunday Times 100 Top Company Awards at the Johannesburg City Hall at the end of 2010.

The quartet have enjoyed successful shows at the Signature Restaurant, Radisson Blu, Hilton, Summer Place and Hyatt Hotels and new clients include Veuve Clicquot Champagne, TCTA, Telkom, Transaction Capitol and Smoke Grill House & Cafe in Pretoria. We are also regular players at Katzy’s Cigar Lounge in Rosebank and had the privilege of entertaining the cream of South Africa’s business community at the Sunday Times 100 Top Company Awards at the Johannesburg City Hall at the end of 2010. The group is expanding their current repertoire and list of corporate clients, and will also act as Julia’s backing band as she begins promotional work for her debut adult contemporary album.

 

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