Julieta Eugenio’s ‘JUMP’ is available now!

Today we’re releasing the third single from JUMP, the debut album by Argentinian saxophonist Julieta Eugenio!

Beginning her musical journey in Argentina before relocating to New York City almost a decade ago, Eugenio began collaborating with bassist Matt Dwonszyk and drummer Jonathan Barber during the pandemic, meeting regularly to workshop her music. The trio soon developed chemistry as a trio playing jazz standards and Eugenio’s brilliant and insightful compositions.

You can order the album on CD and digital here.

Once it was safe to do so, the group recorded eight originals  thatthat cover a range of sentiments, from the introspective “Tres” to the ambiguously funky “Raccoon Tune.” The strength and maturity of Eugenio’s tenor concept comes across on two standards that round out the album; “Flamingo” and “Crazy He Calls Me.” This group takes the tenor-bass-drums trio configuration to new heights, covering a broad sonic palette and cementing Eugenio’s reputation as a composer and saxophonist.

Julieta has booked number for release shows in New York City. More details here.

And folks are digging the record! Here’s some nice press:

“Eugenio’s tenor tone is round and polished as she plays about sadness with an ever-present tint of hopeful[ness].”
– Dan McClenaghan, All About Jazz

“Its emphasis on composition and sophistication over speed and brawn is refreshing and Eugenio’s clear tone and passionate temperament are what make it happen.”
– Elliott Smith, NYC Jazz Record

“An admirably focused effort that often evokes the calm at the center of a storm.”
– Nate Chinen, WBGO Take Five

“She plays with the poise of someone who has spent years on the bandstand … JUMP stands out as one of the most promising debut albums I’ve heard in a long time.”
– James Hale, SoundStage Experience ★★★★

Check out the alternate take of Julieta’s original, “Racoon Tune,” recorded live as part of the album session: