Described as one of Duke Ellington’s ‘natural-born heirs’, Julian Joseph OBE is perhaps the UK’s best known and loved jazz pianist: a bandleader, composer, educator and broadcaster who has spent a 35-year career championing jazz throughout the UK and across the globe. Never failing to inspire with his mastery of the keyboard, the versatility of his musicianship and limitless creative imagination, tonight he presents an evening of unforgettable originals and timeless classics delivered with breath-taking passion and hard-swinging drive by his ace trio.
‘When Joseph gave vent to a right-hand riff […] it was a huge flourish that cascaded exuberantly up to the top of the keyboard,..meanwhile the left hand seemed to stride across the keyboard in seven-league boots, every harmony liberally sauced with tangy ninths and elevenths. Pretty soon one felt drunk on it all.’
Ivan Hewett, DAIY TELEGRAPH
‘Probably the most talented and exciting jazz pianist to have emerged from the UK.’