Julian Arguelles Quartet

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Julian's current quartet features; Kit Downes (piano), Sam Lasserson (bass) and James Maddren (drums).

His most recent CD 'Circularity' features John Taylor (piano), Dave Holland (bass) and Martin France (drums) and was released on the Italian Label Camjazz in 2013. Julian has been shortlisted for a 2014 British Composer's Award for Contemporary Jazz Composition to be announced at a ceremony in London on 2nd December 2014.

Born near Birmingham, UK in 1966, Julian moved to London at the age of 18 where he gained recognition as a creative and original musician. At 20 he joined the much acclaimed band Loose Tubes. He has toured and recorded throughout the world with leading musicians such as Hermeto Pascoal, Dave Holland, Django Bates, John Scoffield, Kenny Wheeler, John Abercrombie, and Bill Frisell.

He is the leader of his own groups, the most recent being his quartet with Kit Downes (piano), Sam Lasserson (bass) and James Maddren (drums), and has recorded eleven CDs as a leader. These recordings, and his compositions, have won many prestigious awards. He is due to release 2 further CDs in 2015 and will tour with his current quartet.

In 2004 Julian moved to the Scottish countryside and in 2012 he won the Best Instrumentalist at the Scottish Jazz Awards. He has recently returned to London.

As a composer Julian's recent commissions include the NDR (North German Radio Big Band) HR (Frankfurt Radio Big Band), Apollo Saxophone Quartet, his octet (by Birmingham Jazz and BBC Radio 3), the National, Walsall and Berkshire Youth Jazz Orchestras, The Fenland Youth Symphony Orchestra and Royal Academy Of Music. In 1999 Julian was the recipient of the Jazz Composers Alliance Composition Award from the USA and in 2011-12 Julian was composer in Residence at the Luzern Jazz School, Switzerland.

Julian's Cds have won many awards and have become hugely influential to a new generation of British jazz musicians.

"One is left almost speechless with admiration" THE INDEPENDENT

Julian's current quartet features; Kit Downes (piano), Sam Lasserson (bass) and James Maddren (drums).

His most recent CD 'Circularity' features John Taylor (piano), Dave Holland (bass) and Martin France (drums) and was released on the Italian Label Camjazz in 2013. Julian has been shortlisted for a 2014 British Composer's Award for Contemporary Jazz Composition to be announced at a ceremony in London on 2nd December 2014.

Born near Birmingham, UK in 1966, Julian moved to London at the age of 18 where he gained recognition as a creative and original musician. At 20 he joined the much acclaimed band Loose Tubes. He has toured and recorde...

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Past Gigs Julian Arguelles Quartet

  • 11 | 2014 Germany Jonas Burgwinkel Source Direct
  • 11 | 2014 Germany Jonas Burgwinkel Source Direct
  • 11 | 2014 Germany Jonas Burgwinkel Source Direct
  • 11 | 2014 Germany Jonas Burgwinkel Source Direct
  • 11 | 2014 Germany Jonas Burgwinkel Source Direct
  • 11 | 2014 Germany Jonas Burgwinkel Source Direct
  • 11 | 2014 Germany Jonas Burgwinkel Source Direct
  • 11 | 2014 Germany Jonas Burgwinkel Source Direct
  • 11 | 2014 Germany Jonas Burgwinkel Source Direct
  • 11 | 2014 EFG London Jazz Festival Dedication Orchestra
  • 11 | 2014 London Julian Arguelles solo + poet John Hegley
  • 11 | 2014 Surrey Julian Arguelles Quartet
  • 11 | 2014 Oxford Ivo Neame's Escape Hatch
  • 10 | 2014 Denmark Jacob Buchanan Tour
  • 09 | 2014 Frankfurt HR Frankfurt Radio Bigband
  • 08 | 2014 Edinburgh Jazz Festival Julian Arguelles Quartet
  • 08 | 2014 Brecon, England Loose Tubes
  • 07 | 2014 Casa de Musica, Porto Mario Laginha Trio

Discography Julian Arguelles Quartet

  • 2013 Circularity Album | CAMJazz
  • 2010 Ground Rush Album | Clean Feed
  • 2009 Inner Voices Album | TOAP
  • 2009 Momenta Album | Basho
  • 2006 Partita Album | Basho
  • 2004 As Above So Below Album | Provocateur Records
  • 1999 Escapade Album | Provocateur Records
  • 1997 Scull View Album | Babel
  • 1996 Scapes Album | Babel
  • 1995 Home Truths Album | Babel
  • 1990 Phaedrus Album | Ah Um

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