Julia Kay is a jazz and classical bassist. Her close second passion to playing is teaching music to children in Elementary and Middle School. After a couple years of part-time playing together, Julia joined Swing Caravan full time in the summer of 2009. A graduate of the University of New Hampshire, she has performed in a variety of ensembles including Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Jazz Band, pit orchestra for Opera, and several small chamber ensembles and Jazz combos. Along with Swing Caravan, Julia has performed recently with local groups including the Pioneer Valley Symphony, the Mt. Holyoke College Orchestra and the Old Post Road Orchestra. When not teaching or playing music, Julia might be found improvising in the kitchen, cooking with local organic vegetables and exotic spices.