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Late Night Studio Jazz Presents: Julian Joseph

Hailed as one of the finest pianists to emerge this side of the Atlantic, for over two decades Julian Joseph has been a towering figure in contemporary jazz. A prodigious composer and arranger, an admired and respected bandleader, an inspirational collaborator and educator, and a highly knowledgeable and engaging broadcaster he is, essentially, a true champion of the music.

Julian's musical ideas reflect the eclectic influence of all forms of music in the history of jazz: from classical to rock and pop, everything is relevant. Challenging and innovative, they are deeply rooted in the jazz tradition and, as with all great jazz music, combine his own unique voice with those of his predecessors. Julian is completely at home on any stage and in front of any band, whether performing solo, or leading his own trio, quartet, electric band or big band, or with full symphony orchestra. His passion for the music is always palpable, and his desire to communicate that passion compelling.

The same pioneering spirit that infects his treatment of jazz is at the heart of his approach to classical music. He was the first jazz musician to be invited to give a series of all-acoustic concerts at London's most prestigious classical venue, the Wigmore Hall. He has recorded duets by Milhaud, Stravinsky and Poulenc with Brazilian pianist Marcelo Bratke, combining them with his own arrangements of music by Duke Ellington, Chick Corea and Bill Evans, and collaborated with concert violinist Viktoria Mullova on her fusion project, The Peasant Girl. As a soloist, he has given recitals of Bartók and Prokofiev sonatas and performed Gershwin's Piano Concerto in F and Rhapsody in Blue.

Off the concert platform, Julian is in constant demand as a broadcaster and presenter. His weekly radio show, Jazz Legends for BBC Radio 3, ran for six seasons, from April 2000 to February 2007. In 2007 he joined BBC Radio 3's Jazz Line-Up team. He has made two series for Meridian TV in the UK, 'Jazz with Julian Joseph', and a jazz series for Sky TV's 'Artsworld' channel.

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  • Date 4th Nov 2017
  • Time 9:30pm - 11:30pm
  • Age range All ages
  • Admission Payment required
  • Cost £15.50
  • Phone 0141 353 8000

Venue Information

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3NY

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Tel: 0141 353 8000 Please note opening hours are for Box Office

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Opening Hours

Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Access Information

Wheelchair access: Yes

Disabled toilet facilities: Yes

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