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Burlington, Vermont – July 1, 2007
A musician performing in Burlington this month combines two very different styles as he squeezes out a living.
Julian Hintz performs under the name JULZ-A. He’s from New York City
but is appearing at Nectar’s in Burlington for the next three
Saturdays. He raps while playing the accordion. JULZ-A has performed at
the world-famous Apollo Theater, rapping about how difficult it
sometimes can be to fit in. The performer believes he’s the only
touring artist who combines these musical forms.
Hintz says, “It’s definitely not your usual mixture of sounds,
instrument, and voice. And most people don’t believe it when I tell
them. And sometimes even after they see it they don’t believe. But I
always tell people they have to see it to believe it.”
You can see it, and believe it, for yourself. JULZ-A will take the
famous stage at Nectar’s July 7th, 14th, and 21st at seven o’clock each
night. Those shows are free.
Jack Thurston – WCAX News
The New York Times
Hip-Hop, Fresh Squeezed
By ANDREW ADAM NEWMAN
July 31, 2005
White guys and live instruments may be minorities in hip-hop, but
they are not so rare. Julian Hintz, who performs as Julz A, still
manages to be a hip-hop anomaly, however: he rhymes while playing the
Boston’s Weekly Dig
JULZ-A, RAPPING ACCORDION PLAYER
by CHASE STAUFFER
March 22, 2006
Julz-A (aka Julian Hintz) has contributed to the current New York scene a shtick so twisted that not even Nick Sylvester could have dreamt it up: The dude raps and he plays accordion. At the same fucking time. Hintz—a California-native punker turned Brooklyn bellow-blaster—hits the road soon to unleash his particular brand of old-skool polyrhythms and hand gestures on the unsuspecting folk at The Lily Pad. Be cautious, but not afraid: Julz-A has never had to clip a fool … yet.
The Boston Globe
Choice: Top Picks of the Week
by Sarah Tomlinson
March 24, 2006
Ghorar Deem Express & Julz-A — If you think you’ve seen it all, you haven’t — at least not until you’ve attended this concert, which includes not one but two performances by accordion-playing rappers…