Juliet Strong grew up in the San Francisco folk scene, and was exposed to many traditional styles of music and dance including Balkan, Turkish, Flamenco, Americana, Irish, Scottish, Indian and Brazilian. Juliet has a background in classical and jazz piano and earned a degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Oregon. She has also received theatre training from the California Shakespeare School and Berkeley Rep School. She has been seen on stages with the Oregon Festival of American Music, Shotgun Players, A Traveling Jewish Theatre, Bootstrap Theatre Company, and in Yosemite National Park. Juliet has taught privately for many years as well as through the Williamsburg School of Music. As a teacher, she is heavily influenced by Hatha Yoga and Vipassana meditation, with the focus being on creating body awareness, proper alignment, and freedom from tension for both singers and pianists. With younger students she employs imagery and story telling in lessons. Juliet performs original music at clubs and concerts in New York City and tours on both the east and west coasts.
With a voice “like butter” and a body of original, folk-soul inspired melodies, Juliet Strong touches audiences with her depth of sound, musicality, poetic imagery and eclectic style. Juliet’s energetic sound is underscored by rhythm piano, counter melodies, vocalise, ukulele, and sometimes augmented by an eclectic band. The result is a unique and infectiously uplifting musical experience.
Having grown up in the San Francisco folk scene, Juliet has been influenced by traditional Eastern European, Balkan, Turkish, Flamenco, Americana, Irish, Scottish, Indian and Brazilian music and dance. She has spent years absorbing these styles in a traditional folk setting, supplementing with her love of Bebop, Soul, Funk and R&B, and travel to Turkey, Spain, Portugal, and Argentina. The result is a unique sound often likened to that of Norah Jones, Carol King, and Carly Simon.