Tuxedo Park, NY
Soulia and the Sultans spring from a tradition of female fronted jazz bands where the chanteuse recounts the tales of The Great American Songbook. Backed by a versatile and highly capable gentlemen’s band, Soulia breathes modern sensibility into a carefully culled repertoire of songs that are at once sultry, playful, and not altogether expected. From the starry eyed No Moon at All a la Julie London, to Julia Lee’s bluesy King Size Papa, or Jobim's hypnotic Corcovado, listeners are taken on an evocative musical journey. The results are intimate and authentic, at once conjuring the nocturnal spirit of nightclubs and gin joints from days gone by, while telling a new, yet timeless story through that lens.