Standing in front of a mirror, hair brush in hand as if holding a mic, belting out the words to R.E.S.P.E.C.T, young Julia emulated her idol Aretha Franklin. Later in life Julia was able to employ some of the same riffs and soul in her music. Even with taking a detour and going into classical music for 10 years, her love for the Motown sound and Aretha took her back to her roots. She eventually had the great honor of performing with her idol Aretha at the illustrious Kennedy Center.
It is an epic achievement beyond words for Julia to perform a show paying tribute to the one and only, Aretha Franklin.
International recording and performing artist COLLABORATION
Talent, confident and dynamic - the members of the musical group include Tracey Cutler (Sax), Mark Russell (Bass), Glenn Douglas (Keyboards), Kenney Dickerson (Drums), are living proof of the fact that determination yields success. COLLABORATION has been the sound behind Pattie LaBelle, Eric Benet, Vesta Williams and Miles Jaye. Opening act for some of the biggest names in the music industry Peabo Bryson, Chuck Brown, Pieces of a Dream, Betty Carter, Lee Ritenour, Stanley Turentine, WAR, and Phyllis Hyman (to name a few). Producing and Performing music for Black Entertainment Television World Music project including several of your favorite programs on the network. Their repertoire is a mixture of Jazz, R&B, Popular, and Inspirational music, choosing not to limit themselves to any one musical art form to reach a varied audience around the world.