Julie's music reflects a Christian world-view, sometimes boldly, but is really about the hope God can provide- especially to women and Mom's- expressed with some humor, SCAT solos, lush arrangements and depth of heart.
This music is her ministry to shine God's light in a dark world.
Julie Kinscheck brings a message of hope with a twist of jazz and a scoop of country to contemporary Gospel music. Audiences are moved by her heartfelt lyrics, enjoy her soaring vocals and relate to the real and often humorous stories behind her songs. She also has a unique gift for vocal improvisation (SCAT) splattered colorfully across the canvas of her songs earning her the title: Queen of SCAT! (www.julieksings.com)
Currently living in the Boston area, Julie K has played across the US and Europe. She has been honored to play on large stages such as Madison Square Garden, NYC and the AT&T Center in San Antonio as well as many conferences, churches, restaurants, weddings and clubs. She especially enjoys singing for women’s events because so many of her songs speak to the hearts of women. She is also often found singing for charity benefits for Hope Worldwide, Compassion International and most anything that helps children in need.
Julie Has won songwriting awards from Billboard, the Nashville City Song Contest. She was named one of the Best Unsigned Songwriters by the National Academy of Songwriters in 1991… Since then she has released four independent CD’s. She is married to her keyboardist and producer, Ralph Kinscheck and is proud mom to twins Caleb and Hannah.
“Let My Light Shine” is her newest album; produced by her husband Ralph Kinscheck with their original band LIFLIGHT for their independent label: Jharck Records; just released in January 2014!
The song: “Jesus Wept” from the new disc was just released to International radio and can now be requested around the world!Their last release: “Grace With Jazz On Top” played on over 5000 international radio stations with the hit “Coffee Song” in Austria.
Some songs from their 2007 Christian rock for kids CD: “The Force” are currently being resurrected for a new generation of kids!
Julie also made a live CD with her Gospel-Jazz vocal group Faith in Action called “Faith in Action Live.”See www.julieksings.com to read reviews, preview or purchase all CD’s
In their review of Julie Kinscheck's CD “Grace With Jazz On Top”, Metronome Magazine wrote: "Whether you're fan of the folk tradition or a follower of spiritual singers, Julie Kinscheck's songwriting and outstanding vocal work will satisfy you to your soul."
“Your revelation is the tune I dance to!” – Psalm 119:77
Family History Plus:
Julie grew up in a very musical family in Ithaca, NY. Her brothers Chris and Gary played bass and drums in local bands. Her father sang opera and her mother wrote poetry. She began as a folk singer and eventually played a street tour across Europe. She was almost signed then to record deal in London with former ABBA producer Richard “the Lionhearted” Gillison- but it wasn’t her time yet.
Julie started her jazz studies at Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio.. There she led a four part jazz vocal group and sang folk songs folk songs with her guitar at the local Cat in the Cream coffee house. After two and a half years, Julie transferred to Berklee College of Music where she graduated Cum Laude with the prestigious Cleo Lain Jazz Vocal Award.After years of playing in every kind of band, writing and playing her own material on the side- and many near misses with the music industry; Julie had a profound awakening in her Christian faith which set her on her current musical path.
Julie is now actively involved in leading both adult and children in the worship ministry in her church, playing shows everywhere both to promote her latest CD and continue her music ministry.Her mission is to let her light shine and to lead others to a relationship with Christ starting with their music. She and Ralph are praying to take LIFLIGHT to do a Musical Missions tour in Europe in the near future.
If you know of churches or other venues that might be interested in having them play, please contact Julie at www.julieksings.com, firstname.lastname@example.org 617-686-7075