Julieta Eugenio is a young tenor saxophonist, composer and bandleader based in New York City. After growing up in Argentina, Eugenio moved to New York City in 2013 to study and pursue a career as a musician. She's worked with Roy Hargrove, Johnny O'Neal, Eric Reed, Bertha Hope, and Leon Parker. In April 2017, as a member of the SIJ Trio, Julieta Eugenio won the International Women in Jazz Competition. In 2019 Eugenio formed her own trio with bassist Matt Dwonszyk and drummer Jonathan Barber. She released her debut album, "Jump" in 2022.
The title of Julieta Eugenio's debut album, "Jump", is a reference to her move to New York City. Julieta Eugenio is particularly inspired by saxophonist Ben Webster. The Julieta Eugenio Trio has won the 2022 DCJazzPrix, an International competition presented by the DC Jazz Fest.
Julieta Eugenio was born in 1990 the village of Necochea, Argentina, about 5 hours south of Buenos Aires. At age 9 she began studying piano at the Instituto Orquestal de Necochea and then switched to the alto saxophone a year later. While in her teens she played clarinet in a Dixieland style band and at 18 she moved to Buenos Aires to study at the Manuel de Falla Conservatory for Jazz Performance. While in school she performed regularly in local jazz clubs with her own trio and as a member of Eloy Michelini's quintet. In 2013 Eugenio moved to New York City to study at the Aaron Copland School of Music of Queens College. While pursing her Master's Degree she began hanging out in the city's jazz clubs and sitting in when possible.