Our spirited and heartfelt music draws from a range of contemporary genres. Both our duo and our larger ensembles have a richly textured sound with an emphasis on direct expression of the heart.
We feature Love Songs, Blues, Swing, R & B, Bossa Nova, Samba, French, Spanish and Italian tunes, Originals and an ever-growing repertoire revealing a fresh perspective on the great popular songs that we all know and love.
We are available as a duo for more intimate events, and as a fuller ensemble, which includes some of the finest instrumentalists in the Bay Area, for larger gatherings.
We also enjoy performing as soloists, Juls on guitar and vocals, and Dave on piano.
Juls and Dave
Dave Gittler, a native New Yorker has had a
long and varied career as a keyboardist, composer, arranger, studio producer and teacher. After touring
with New Orleans legend Dr. John at the age of 23,
he settled into studio work in Los Angeles, including
eight years as the principle studio producer for Angel
Ease Records. Relocating to the Bay Area in 1995, he
quickly established himself as an in-demand jazz
pianist who worked hundreds of gigs with outstanding area artists like Khalil Shaheed, Achyutan, and M.B.
Hanif, and performed with saxophone legend and
Coltrane protege Pharoah Sanders. Since 1998 he
has worked extensively as a piano teacher to aspiring musicians in the Bay Area, teaching classical, jazz, and
contemporary styles both privately and at
Amadeus and Fiat Schools in Pinole.
“Juls' music is a feast for the eyes and ears. She effortlessly blends her training in the fine
arts and jazz with strong influences such as Joni Mitchell, black spirituals, Pat Metheny and Basia. When Juls performs it’s like watching a portrait come alive – you will be deeply moved by the emotional and harmonic colors she paints.” - Neal Cronin, Bay Area Performer " Juls puts her own original takes on standards combined with her beautiful voice, creative improvisations and captivating original lyrics!.” - Daria, jazz vocalist
Julie Cohn (Juls) sings often at the Jazz School in
Berkeley, Avonova, in Oakland, and at many local restaurants and private parties in the Bay Area. She has performed nationally as well.
With many years of experience playing jazz guitar, she has accompanied her voice while creating
a variety of original songs in jazz, bossa nova
and blues styles. Over the years she has trained in private sessions and groups with many accomp-
lished vocalists, including Daria, Johnny D. Robertis, Rhiannon, Mark Murphy, Patti Cathcart, Sheila