Julia trained as a classical double bass player, playing orchestral and jazz for many years. Since moving to electric bass and developing her singing skills, Julia has played and sung with a variety of rock and acoustic bands.
The mellow vibe of the jazz group setting suits her sultry vocal style and subtle electric bass rhythms to complement the virtuosity of Josh on sax and Hemi on guitar.
As a complete contrast, Julia also lets her hair down with the five piece rock and pop outfit The Touch.
Hemi is a guitarist who has performed in several bands in the last two decades in the Hampshire area. He is very fortunate to have had the privilege of performing live with some very fine jazz musicians.
Hemi is also a founding member of Amorilo, a funk band which has played in many venues in Hampshire. They were for many years the headlining band for the Beggar’s fair in Romsey and entertained large audiences through the years.
Hemi loves the mellow vibe of Cinnamon Jazz and it is a pleasure for him to perform with Julia and Josh to add that something special to any occasion.
Josh Wakeham’s emotionally-charged, energetic playing is quickly gaining him a reputation as an exciting and reliable performer. Having performed across the country as well as in mainland Europe – including appearances at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2010, 2012, and 2015 – he has developed a style indebted to the likes of Cannonball Adderley, Kenny Garrett, and Maceo Parker.
As well as performing around the country as part of the Kayleigh Ramchand band, his own jazz trio, and Cinnamon Jazz, he is the Musical Director for the Southampton University Jazz Orchestra and teaches saxophone and improvisation privately.
Chris is an experienced jazz drummer who has enjoyed playing with numerous bands for clubs, festivals and private functions across England and Wales since the age of 14.
With a particular love for funk, Brazilian and Cuban music, as well as more traditional jazz, Chris relishes the opportunity to play the eclectic variety of music within the band's repertoire.
Chris embraces the mellow vibe of Cinnamon Jazz and prides himself on providing rhythmic, yet sensitive drum playing to suit any occasion/event.