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Tree Lighting November 23, 2018

Opening Night "Variety Show" Set for November 23

On Friday night, November 23 those attending the annual tree lighting for Christmas in the Park are in for a real treat. The night promises a little something for everyone. The kids from Dancyn Studio are back to kick things off just before we light our giant Community Giving Tree - and oh what a tree it will be this year! IBEW Local 332, in partnership with Christmas in the Park, has a special treat for 2018 in that there will be 100 strands of programmable lights on this year's tree that is sponsored by our event's presenting sponsor, Southwest Airlines. The tree lights are synced to a musical light show that will leave you in awe night after night. Immediately after the official arrival of Santa Claus, Comedy Sportz San Jose will add a little fun holiday humor then 3Below Theaters presents excerpts from "Santastic! Santa's Fantastic Musical Revue!" featuring four of Santa's favorite elves (Kringle, Jingle, Tingle, and Bob, of course!), these elves will sing and dance their way into your hearts with Motown, Rock 'n Roll, and Big Band versions of your favorite holiday songs before our headliner, singer/songwriter, Jules takes the stage. To close out the night we welcome The Vortex Drifters band. The show starts at 6:00pm, so plan accordingly as this is a night you wont want to miss!

You can read more about our headliner below.
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2018 Tree Lighting Headliner: Jules

Born Julianna Isabella Pollifrone in San Jose, California in 1998, known simply as “Jules”, she was a writer long before she’d ever set foot in a recording studio in Los Angeles. Jules blossomed as an original songwriter; she'd been journaling since she was eight, to exorcise her school frustrations. What began as journal entries and writing poetry in her bedroom at the tender age of eight, evolved into composing melodies with her first guitar she received at Christmas.

By Junior high school, Jules had memorized virtually every Taylor Swift song along with chord progressions and began performing worship music at her church in Los Gatos. She provided entertainment for Mexico and Guatemala mission trips with worship and cover tunes, like Train’s “Drops of Jupiter”and Taylor Swift songs.

Jules’ fledgling career eventually segued into work for hire singing at local restaurants, wineries, open mics, even bars; traversing musical landscapes from gospel to blues, to folk and ultimately indie-pop.Finally, Jules began performing at larger venues opening numerous times throughout Northern California for 80’s MTV legend and local radio DJ, Greg Kihn along with other bands.

At 16, her debut EP, “Stories Never Told” recorded in 2015 in Campbell, California, produced by local producer and musician Robert Berry (Hush, Emerson Lake & Palmer), featured “Telephone Line” which appeared on weekend rotation on San Francisco’s KFOG radio and selected as top 20 song for the Summer 2015 by online Jango Radio. Subsequently, encouraged to attend a San Francisco songwriting workshop by producer Ken Caillat (Grammy, “Rumours”, Fleetwood Mac) she showcased her debut EP and “Telephone Line”.

Recording in various LA studios, such as 17 Hertz and the historical Village Recorder she consistently garnered the attention of other new producers wanting to record with her. One of which, “Donut” (Justin Bieber, Fergie) produced the single, “Pressure” to be released in early 2018. Today at 19, Jules is knee-deep recording her second EP with her writing partners Miguel Soltero, Luke Dimond and David Bone and a trusted handful of other LA-based writer/producers.

In August 2018 Jules was signed by the president of the record label AWAL (owned by publisher, Kobalt). Jules will featured to open up the “Christmas in the Park” season on November 23, 2018.

For more information go to www.sheisJules.com

Management: Frank Pollifrone 408-655-5924

Email: Frank@SheisJules.com

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