Julia Lamberti Quartet
The Julia Lamberti Quartet performs a cool blend of jazz standards, funk, Afro-jazz, R&B and blues and adds an element of class to any venue or event.
Established in 2010, this diverse and exciting four-piece outfit features the following seasoned musicians:
Julia Lamberti: Lead Vocals
Pohl Finck: Keys
Anthony Koopman: Double Bass
Esra Isaacs: Drums & Percussion
Julia is an established live performer, songwriter and recording artist who enjoys singing material from an eclectic range of genres. However, jazz and blues are her first loves and her sound and style are heavily influenced by timeless artists like Eva Cassidy, Natalie Cole, Nina Simone, and Norah Jones. Julia has performed at virtually every live music and corporate venue in the Gauteng area and had the pleasure of being featured in the 2007 Joy of Jazz Festival. Her previous corporate clients include Eskom, Sasol, Microsoft, Coca-Cola International, Massmart Holdings, Porsche South Africa and Nedbank.
Pohl’s performance style has a classical jazz feel, peppered with the soul and flavor of gospel, funk, and R&B. He has worked with some of the hottest jazz and gospel outfits in the Cape and Gauteng regions and injects energy, creativity, and unique flair into every performance. When he isn’t studying for his degree in Music Theory through UNISA, he is writing, recording in the studio and performing with a variety of jazz and gospel acts.
Anthony has performed with everyone from successful rock outfits like Mean Mr. Mustard to top South African jazz musicians like Judith Sephuma and Simphiwe Dana. He also previously trained aspiring bass players at Damelin College, runs his own successful Johannesburg-based production company called Pure Tone Productions and has had extensive session experience in studios in Cape Town and Johannesburg. While proficient in multiple genres, Anthony’s passion is firmly based in jazz and blues and his impressive technique and experience form an integral part of the group’s sound and identity.
Esra Isaacs is a prolific drummer who has enjoyed playing at major festivals, corporate events and television shows throughout his 25-year career in the local entertainment industry. He currently works with several original and cover bands and his achievements include appearances on E-TV’s “Back Stage” and performing for millions at the 2010 FIFA opening and closing concerts as drummer for the local outfit, Steady Rock. Additionally, this charismatic personality owns an artist booking and event production company, called Jazz and More, whilst continuing to grace stages across the country as a talented drummer and percussionist.
The band has enjoyed successful shows at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Hilton Hotel, Sheraton Hotel, Emperor’s Palace Hotel, Summer Place, The Houghton Golf Club, The Pretoria Golf Club, Hyatt Hotel, Le Wine Chambre, Riboville Hotel and a number of other premiere locations & venues throughout Gauteng.
They also had a successful two-year stint at Katzy’s in Rosebank, considered to be one of the best live music venues in Gauteng. In addition, the quartet had the privilege of entertaining the cream of South Africa’s business community at the Sunday Times 100 Top Company Awards, held at Johannesburg City Hall at the end of 2010.
The last 9 years have seen the group add Veuve Clicquot, Laurent Perrier, TCTA, Telkom, Sanlam, Standard Bank, Transaction Capital, NBC, Citigroup, Murray & Roberts, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyer Inc, African Aviation, Redefine Properties, Hollard Life, NERSA, SHF, Human Sciences Research Council, SAGRA (SouthAfrican Graduate Recruiters Association), National Health Laboratory Service, Travel With Flair, Marriott International, Holiday Holdings International, Weddings by Marius, Terry Sutherland & Associates, GDF Suez, The South African Chamber of Mines and Africa Global Funds (among many others) to their list of blue-chip clientele.
TESTIMONIALS//I did not get a chance to thank Julia and team for their fantastic entertainment at the SAGRA Conference Award Dinner on 28 Nov – I was running around as organisers do and missed them. Please won’t you reach out and thank them – great evening and really enjoyed. We will definitely consider them again for our 2015 gig!
Cathy Sims, South African Graduate Recruiters AssociationIt
was excellent! Everyone really enjoyed them!
Louise Schnetler, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Inc