CV/Awards

Awards:

Australian Jazz ‘Bell’ Award for Best Ensemble – 2021 (This World)

APRA Art Music Award for Excellence in Jazz 2015

Australian Jazz ‘Bell’ Award for Best Australian Jazz Ensemble 2014 (Julien Wilson Quartet)

Australian Jazz ‘Bell’ Award for Best Australian Jazz Song of the Year 2014 (Trout River)

Australian Jazz ‘Bell’ Award for Best Australian Traditional Jazz Album 2014 (This is Always)

Australian Jazz ‘Bell’ Award for Australian Jazz Artist of the Year 2008

Freedman Fellowship for Jazz 2006

National Jazz Award 1994

Pop Kredit award for SNAG 1999

Finalist for the Australian Jazz Bell Awards for:

Australian Jazz ‘Bell’ Award for Best Album – 2021 (This World)

Australian Jazz ‘Bell’ Award for Best Production – 2021 (This World)

Australian Jazz ‘Bell’ Award for Best Australian Instrumental Jazz Album – 2016 (This Narrow Isthmus)

Australian Jazz ‘Bell’ Award for Best Australian Jazz Song of the Year – 2016 (Weeping Willow)

Best Australian Jazz Ensemble (Julien Wilson Trio) – 2004, 2008, 2009

Best Australian Jazz Composition (Rebellious Bird) – 2007

Best Contemporary Jazz Album (while you were sleeping) – 2007

Finalist for:

AIR Award for Best Jazz Album – STOCK 2021

ARIA Award for Best Jazz Album – This World 2020

AIR Award for Best Jazz Album – This World 2020

The Age Music Victoria Award for Best Jazz Album – Swailing 2014

AIR Award for Best Jazz Album – This Is Always 2014

Melbourne Music Prize ‘Outstanding Musician Award’ 2013

AIR Award for Best Jazz Album – Kaleidoscopic 2009

AIR Award for Best Jazz Album – Trio-Live 2008

Freedman Fellowship for Jazz 2005

ARIA Nominated albums:

STOCK

This World

Kaleidoscopic

Trio-Live

while you were sleeping

Endorsements:

Julien is a YAMAHA soprano sax and clarinet artist

Theo Wanne Mouthpieces (2012 – present)

D’Addario Woodwinds Endorser (2010 – present)

Spencer Mouthpieces (2002 – present)

Scholarships/Grants:

Regional Arts Victoria Sustaining Creative Workers Grant 2021

Australia Council for the Arts Recording Grant for “Another Dance” 2021

Create NSW Touring/Recording Grant for “This World/Another Dance” 2021

ABC Fresh Start Fund Recording Commission “Out of This World” 2020

Australia Council for the Arts Recording Grant for “This World” 2019

Australia Council for the Arts Recording Grant for “STOCK” 2018

Australia Council for the Arts Presentation and Promotion Grant for ‘while you were sleeping’ 2006

New England Conservatory Tuition Scholarship 1999-2001

Ian Potter Foundation Overseas Study Scholarship 2000

Australia Council for the Arts Study Grant to attend NEC 1999

Swiss Diagonal Arts Grant for SNAG 1998

Education:

Graduate Diploma in Jazz Studies – New England Conservatory of Music USA 1999-2001. Private studies with Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Paul Bley, John McNeil, Bob Moses. Additional studies with George Russell, Ran Blake, Steve Lacy, Rashied Ali.

Bachelor of Music Performance – Melbourne Uni/Victorian College of the Arts 1991-1994. Private studies with Barry Duggan, John Barrett, Jeremy Alsop

HSC – Blackburn High School 1989

Employment – Teaching:

Monash University – Teaching Associate (Saxophone/improvisation) and Ensemble Director (2004 – present)

Melbourne University/Victorian College of the Arts – Teaching Associate (Saxophone/improvisation) and Ensemble Director (2001-present)

Fairfield and Greensborough NMIT – Saxophone Tutor (2005-2009)

Bern University of the Arts/HKB Swiss Jazz School – Artist in Residence 2006

Conducted numerous improvisation workshops and master-classes at Universities, Colleges, TAFEs and High Schools throughout Australia since 1999

Employment – Other:

Australian Art Orchestra – member (1997-2008) – Director of Crossing Roper Bar Project (2006 – 2008)

Black Arm Band – saxophonist (2006-present) – Musical Supervisor of US/AUS tour 2013 – arranger/co-composer of 4 songs for Dirtsong (2010) – arranger/co-musical supervisor Regional touring (2010-2012)

Michiko Studios @ Robertos Winds, Times Square – Night Manager (2001)