Julien Wilson

Saxophonist

CV/Awards

 

Awards:

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 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:

 

The Age Music Victoria Award for Swailing 2014

AIR Award for This Is Always 2014

Melbourne Music Prize ‘Outstanding Musician Award’ 2013

AIR Award for Kaleidoscopic 2009

AIR award for Trio-Live 2008

Freedman Fellowship for Jazz 2005

 

ARIA Nominated albums:

Kaleidoscopic

Trio-Live

while you were sleeping

 

Endorsements:

Theo Wanne Mouthpieces (2012 – present)

Rico Reeds Endorser (2010 – present)

JodyJazz Mouthpieces (2008 – present)

Spencer Mouthpieces (2002 – present)

 

Scholarships/Grants:

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)