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Over the last 20 years, Julian has built a reputation as one of the UK’s finest jazz musicians.
A gifted saxophonist and clarinettist, Julian has worked with many of jazz’s leading lights including; Mike Gibbs, John Taylor and Norma Winstone alongside co-leading the award-winning Partisans with guitarist Phil Robson.
With the Julian Siegel Quartet, Julian has chosen to work with three distinctive voices on the UK jazz scene, including pianist Liam Noble whose fluid touch and dazzling imagination perfectly complements Siegel’s playing. Adding the creative spark of drummer Gene Calderazzo and the deep groove of bassist Oli Hayhurst creates one of the UK’s most exciting and powerful quartets.
The music the band plays moves freely through varied soundworlds and colours, from undercurrents of bop into electro-acoustic trance, from an acoustic quartet playing early-electric Miles to dancing West African drum grooves, searching ballads and joyful melodies.
“A UK-jazz supergroup, this band sets the bar pretty high for the art of making idiomatic, ecletic contemporary jazz” – John Fordham, Guardian