PRAISE FOR "INTRODUCING
"Brimming with a fresh creativity and youthful vitality, Introducing Julie Benko indeed introduces us to something... and someone special."
"Julie Benko has a sweet gypsy flair to her voice, and uses it well on this flexible release which features her own material and some clever covers... She’s got a nimble delivery with lyrics... disarmingly intimate and... cozy by the fireplace. Creative and swinging."
"11 standout performances on her recently released debut... The album contains several surprising turns, not the least of which is Benko's gifted songwriting on three originals."
"Benko has the chops and knows how to use them... jazz vocal fans are sure to have a new set to delight in here. Well done."
"The thing about early Streisand that shot a twenty something to the stratosphere of song stylists in the '60's was her extraordinary skill in "acting" a song... Benko is in that tradition."
"Obviously, Julie Benko has ‘pipes’... She sings with power and gusto. I recognized immediately that she has a stage voice ready to soar onto Broadway stages."
39th Annual Jazz Station Award Winner!
Best Female Singer (2017)
Best 15 Vocal Albums (2017)