Julien Wilson

Saxophonist

2019>2020

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2019>2020

Wrapping up 2019 and looking forward to 2020. On November 1st Lionsharecords released This World, the new album by a brand new cooperative group featuring myself and Sydney maestros Mike Nock, Jonathan Zwartz and Hamish Stuart. We’re all really happy with the way this turned out and it’s been getting some wonderful feedback so far. It’s included in the ‘Rhythms reviewers’ list of Best 10...

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Breaking (the drought) news

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Breaking (the drought) news

It’s been a while since there was any breaking news on this page. There’s been plenty going on though. I just wanted to write here to assure anybody who cares to read that – shit is happening. Music is happening. Life is happening. Good things are happening. But first: This is a picture of me with the statue of Wiradjuri legend Yarri in Gundagai. The statue was unveiled on the...

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2017 – Europe

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2017 – Europe

It’s confirmed. Stu Hunter is taking The Migration, a ten piece ensemble featuring some of Australia’s finest musicians, to Germany to participate in Jazzahead in Bremen in late April. I’m putting out feelers for other opportunities to play my own music and collaborate with local musicians in Europe between Easter and early May. Please contact info@julienwilson.com if you would...

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2017: Try turning it OFF and ON again

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2016 came to a close (musically and personally) with an extended season at Bennetts Lane culminating in an all too rare gig with my trio aka ‘Julio & the Stevies’. 2017 is opening in a similar fashion: an extra special event and lots of gigs at Bennetts Lane. It’s going to be hard to top the first gig of the year. The 12ToneDiamonds reunion at 303 on Jan 4th was totally...

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Julien Wilson Quintet review: No fake excitement: this was the real thing

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Julien Wilson Quintet review: No fake excitement: this was the real thing

REVIEW AUGUST 8 2016 John Shand JULIEN WILSON QUINTET Photo by Peter Karp The Sound Lounge, August 6 ★★★★½ Excitement can be faked, but this was the real thing. You felt the packed room of disparate souls knitting together in a shared response to exhilarating music. The Julien Wilson Quartet won much acclaim for swimming in the most central channel of the wide river called jazz. That band (with...

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