Julia Goodwin is a high school sophomore from Upstate New York, and the winner of Michael Feinstein’s 2013 Great American Songbook High School Vocal Competition. Currently serving as the Junior Ambassador for the Great American Songbook, Ms Goodwin has opened for, and performed nationally with 5-time Grammy-nominee Michael Feinstein at Birdland jazz club in midtown Manhattan, and at The Palladium in Indiana. Julia was selected to perform at the New World Center in Miami Florida, where she was a finalist in the 2014 National Young arts Foundation Competition for Vocal Pop, and where she was also recognized in the 2014 National Young arts Vocal Jazz discipline.
At Stage 72 at the Triad Theater in New York City , Julia joined an A-list of multiple award-winning singers from the worlds of Jazz, Broadway and Cabaret that included Laurel Masse, Amra-Faye Wright , Marilyn Maye and others honoring the music of composer Larry Kerchner. She recently shared the stage with the Louisville Orchestra at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts' Robert S Whitney Hall, and has also performed with the Palladium's Big Band at the Center for the Performing Arts in Indiana, and with multi-platinum recording artist Benny Mardones.
Julia has also been featured on CBS’s “Inside Edition” and on the ABC broadcast special “Extraordinary” hosted by Carrie Lazarus.
At age 9, Julia began singing the National Anthem in her hometown for Syracuse University sporting events and AHL Hockey games. More recently, Julia made her NFL debut singing the National Anthem in front of 65,000 people at Lucas Oil Stadium for the Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans football game. Her current album entitled “Feeling Good" features Ms Goodwin performing 'Unplugged' versions of Great American Songbook standards with piano accompaniment.
"Julia Goodwin, the Feinstein protegee who opened the show, is a phenomenally gifted teenager from Baldwinsville, N.Y., who sang lucid unornamented renditions of "Feeling Good," and "Darn That Dream." She is as impressive as any of the vocal wunderkinds on "The Voice." - Stephen Holden- New York Times
"Calling Julia Goodwin a prodigy is not an overstatement considering the level of talent the 15-year old displayed Friday night on stage at the Palladium". -Tom Alverez- The Examiner