born on 11/5/1966 in London, England, United Kingdom
Links www.julianjoseph.com (English)
Julian Raphael Nathaniel Joseph (born May 11, 1966 in London) is a jazz pianist, bandleader, composer, arranger and broadcaster.
Joseph has worked solo, in his all-star big band, trio, quartet, forum project band or electric band.
Joseph's style combines a respect for the modern developments in jazz piano with its history. He works in both contemporary and traditional situations with his music. He is also active in jazz education helping to form the jazz syllabus for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in Great Britain.
Starting with his first album The Language of Truth in 1991, Joseph has six albums, one single, and one soundtrack to his credit, and has focused on live performance, composing, broadcasting and teaching. He performed at the 2003 London Jazz Festival and also hosts several radio shows on BBC Radio 3, including Jazz Line-up and the celebrated Jazz Legends. He has also made two jazz television series for Meridian, a jazz series for Sky TV's Artsworld Channel and the documentary A Festival of Jazz Piano (2006) for BBC Television in Wales directed by Celia Lowenstein.
In September 2010, Joseph was interviewed by Bruce Lindsay, a jazz critic from Allaboutjazz, who wrote: "Julian Joseph is something of a jazz master of all trades."
Julian is also a trustee and vice-president of the National Youth Jazz Collective.
As leader or co-leader
- 1991: The Language of Truth
- 1991: The Other Side of Town (single released in various formats with varying numbers of tracks)
- 1994: Reality
- 1995: In Concert at the Wigmore Hall
- 1996: Universal Traveller
- 2009: Dance of the Three Legged Elephants (co-led with Matthew Barley)
- 2011: Julian Joseph Live at the Vortex in London
Notable albums as sideman
|1991||Guy Barker||Isn't It?|
|2004||Billy Cobham||Art of Five|
|2002||George Coleman||Blues Inside Out|
|1994||Chico Freeman||The Unspoken Word|
|2005||Emilíana Torrini||Fisherman's Woman|
|1999||Don Braden||Fire Within|
|1998||Adam F||Music in My Mind|
|1996||Jean Toussaint||Nazaire Who's Blues|
|1992||Courtney Pine||Closer to Home|
|1992||Courtney Pine||To the Eyes of Creation|
|1988||Courtney Pine||Destiny's Song + the Image of Pursuance|
|1986||Courtney Pine||Journey to the Urge Within|
- Jazz Warriors