Musician Bios

Patricia Julien (flute) is an Associate Professor of Music at the University of Vermont, where she teaches courses in music theory and jazz composition and arranging. She holds the Ph.D. in Music Theory from the University of Maryland, College Park and the Master of Music in Jazz and Commercial Studies from Manhattan School of Music. Patricia has appeared in concert at Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and The Kennedy Center. Concert tours with Persian singer Dariush have included the eastern United States, Canada, and Europe. While living in New York City, she performed frequently at Birdland, The Knitting Factory, The New Music Cafe, CBGB’s, and the 55 Bar, and has worked with such artists as Ari Hoenig, Ron Elliston, Atilla Engin, and Kenny Wessel. Patricia appears on recordings by several Burlington-area artists, and has two CDs as leader of the Patricia Julien Project: Glee (2006) and the new 2012 release Still Light at Night (both recordings are available at cdbaby.com and itunes). You can visit her personal website at www.patriciajulien.com.

Alec Julien (guitar) is a guitarist and composer originally from New York City. Since moving to Vermont a decade ago, his recording credits include a CD as a leader, featuring his original jazz compositions (Walking Tunes); the Patricia Julien Project’s first CD, Glee, on which he was also a contributing composer; and a CD with local fusion supergroup Fragile Zoe, Frame Problem, which featured Alec’s original compositions as well. He also appears as a sideman on local singer/songwriter Karen McFeeters’ CD, Maybe Day. Alec has recently composed and played on several projects with dancer/choreographer Clare Byrne. You can visit his personal website at alecjulien.com.

Jeremy Harlos (bass) was born in 1968 in Brookline, Massachusetts. He received a B.A. in Music/Mathematics from Bennington College in 1990 and an M.A. in Mathematics from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1992. His bass playing can be heard on recordings with Arthur Brooks, Jack Wright, the So-Called Jazz Sextet, and the Alec Julien Quartet. Tours with the So-Called Jazz Sextet included performances at the Knitting Factory (NYC), Hot House (Chicago), Cafe No (Portland, Maine), Wesleyan University, the University of Wisconsin (Madison), and the University of Vermont. Performances with Arthur Brooks Ensemble include the Vision Festival (NYC) and a live appearance on WERS radio (Boston). Now residing in Middlebury, Vt., Jeremy has worked as a musician, a social worker, a mathematics and science teacher, and a microbiologist.

Caleb Bronz (drums) plays and records with a wide variety of groups and artists including Mighty Sam McClain, Johnny A, Barika, The Gordon Stone Band, Prydein, The Patricia Julien Project, The Ray Vega Latin Jazz Ensemble, and others in addition to many freelance performances and recording sessions. Caleb’s playing can be heard on many recordings such as Phish-bassist Mike Gordon’s most recent CD, Moss and the latest CD from Jim McCarty, legendary guitarist for Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, Jim McCarty and Friends. He also appears on Barika’s debut CD, Remember, Gordon Stone’s latest, Nightshade, and Grammy nominee and Handy Blues Award winner Mighty Sam McClain’s “Betcha Didn’t Know”. He has toured extensively in Europe and the U.S. as well as Turkey, Russia, and Thailand. In addition, Caleb teaches privately and with such programs as Rock Camp Vermont. Currently he is teaching, performing regionally with a wide variety of groups, and touring with Mighty Sam McClain, The Gordon Stone Band, Prydein, and Barika. You can visit his personal website at calebbronz.com.