Julie Perez, Saxophone
Julie started on flute in 4th grade, switched to sax at age
25, eventually working on cruiseships in the late 80's. She went to
Berklee School of Music to study jazz on alto sax in the early 90's, and in
Boston was introduced to merengue and fell in love
with the music. She came to New York to play merengue, and has
played with Johnny Ventura, Ramon Orlando, Milly, Jocelyn & Los Vecinos, Joseito Mateo, Rubby Perez, Alex Bueno, Monchy Capricho, Aramis Camilo, Sandy Reyes, Charlie Rodriguez, Peter Cruz, Iris & Franklyn, and Cesar Flores, among others.
In January 2006, Julie was invited by Ramon Orlando to play
in an All-Star orchestra in Santo Domingo (D.R.) for a
concert to celebrate 20 years of merengues that
received the coveted Casandra Award, accompanied
artists such as Eddy Herrera, Fernandito Villalona,
Sergio Vargas, Pablo Martinez, Hector Acosta, and others.