Julien Wilson

Saxophonist

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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Breaking News

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Breaking News

Jan2016: 2016 has got off to an absolutely cracking start. Stu Hunter’s new Epic suite The Migration was launched at the Sydney Festival on Jan 9th. Andrea Keller, Sam Anning and I debuted the new Transients Trio at Lazarus Lane.  Zac Hurren and I toured Australia playing music from David Ades’ A LIFE IN A DAY, the first album to be released on Lionsharecords that doesn’t...

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Live Reviews – May/June 2014

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Live Reviews – May/June 2014

Julien Wilson Quartet review: Tenor sax proves he’s up there with the greats June 15, 2014 – John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Springwood Presbyterian Hall, June 14 The tenor saxophone is so deeply embedded in jazz that the sound of Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster or John Coltrane is like the music’s conscience. The recent rush of international artists...

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The year’s most exhilarating night of music

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Barney McAll review: The year’s most exhilarating night of music July 26, 2015 – John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald Reviewer rating: 4.5*s Barney McAll’s ASIO 505, July 25 Duke Ellington wrote compositions with specific members of his magnificent orchestra in mind and Thelonious Monk wrote to suit his singular approach to the piano. Given that the jazz composer’s job is to...

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