Julian Joseph

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Julian Joseph
Birth name Julian Raphael Nathaniel Joseph
Born (1966-05-11) 11 May 1966 (age 50)
London, United Kingdom
Occupation(s) Musician, composer, arranger, broadcaster
Instruments Piano
Labels Atlantic Jazz[1]
Website julianjoseph.com

Julian Raphael Nathaniel Joseph (born 11 May 1966)[2] is a British jazz pianist, bandleader, composer, arranger and broadcaster.


Joseph was born in London. He has worked solo, in his all-star[citation needed] big band, trio, quartet, forum project band or electric band.

Joseph's style combines a respect for the modern developments in jazz piano with its history[citation needed]. He works in both contemporary and traditional situations with his music. He is also active in jazz education helping to form the jazz syllabus for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in Great Britain.[3]

Starting with his first album The Language of Truth in 1991,[4] Joseph has six albums, one single, and one soundtrack to his credit, and has focused on live performance, composing, broadcasting and teaching. He performed at the 2003 London Jazz Festival and also hosts several radio shows on BBC Radio 3, including Jazz Line-up and Jazz Legends.[5] He has also made two jazz television series for Meridian, a jazz series for Sky TV's Artsworld Channel and the documentary A Festival of Jazz Piano (2006) for BBC Television in Wales directed by Celia Lowenstein.

In September 2010, Joseph was interviewed by Bruce Lindsay, a jazz critic from Allaboutjazz, who wrote: "Julian Joseph is something of a jazz master of all trades."[6]

Julian is also a trustee and vice-president of the National Youth Jazz Collective.


As leader or co-leader[edit]

  • 1991: The Language of Truth
  • 1991: The Other Side of Town (single released in various formats with varying numbers of tracks)
  • 1994: Reality
  • 1995: In Concert at the Wigmore Hall
  • 1996: Universal Traveller
  • 2009: Dance of the Three Legged Elephants (co-led with Matthew Barley)
  • 2011: Julian Joseph Live at the Vortex in London

Notable albums as sideman[edit]

Year Leader Title
1991 Barker, GuyGuy Barker Isn't It?
2004 Cobham, BillyBilly Cobham Art of Five
2002 Coleman, GeorgeGeorge Coleman Blues Inside Out
1994 Freeman, ChicoChico Freeman The Unspoken Word
2005 Torrini, EmilíanaEmilíana Torrini Fisherman's Woman
1999 Braden, DonDon Braden Fire Within
1998 F, AdamAdam F Music in My Mind
1996 Hagen, NinaNina Hagen BeeHappy
1996 Toussaint, JeanJean Toussaint Nazaire Who's Blues
1992 Pine, CourtneyCourtney Pine Closer to Home
1992 Pine, CourtneyCourtney Pine To the Eyes of Creation
1988 Pine, CourtneyCourtney Pine Destiny's Song + the Image of Pursuance
1986 Pine, CourtneyCourtney Pine Journey to the Urge Within
1990 Williamson, SteveSteve Williamson A Waltz for Grace

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20091027154651/http://geocities.com/patmil007/septt58.JPG
  2. ^ "Julian Joseph". All About Jazz. Retrieved March 28, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Educator and Consultant for The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music". trumpetguild.org Subtitle: Intro Jazz, paragraph 1. Retrieved 2010-11-26. 
  4. ^ Turner, Greg. "The Language of Truth: Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-11-26. 
  5. ^ "Jazz Line-Up by Julian Joseph on BBC Radio 3". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2010-11-26. 
  6. ^ Lindsay, Bruce (2010-09-03). "Julian Joseph: Joining Jazz and Baseball". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2010-11-26. 

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