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Julian ****Joseph OBE is acclaimed as one of the finest jazz musicians to emerge this side of the Atlantic, Julian Joseph has devoted his long career to championing the music across the British Isles and into the far corners of the globe. He has forged a reputation beyond his formidable skills as a composer and performer, and is universally recognised as a highly knowledgable and engaging broadcaster, musical ambassador and cultural advocate. His charitable work and generous skills as an educator have made a major contribution to Britain's cultural landscape and heritage. He is a greatly admired and respected figure in British Jazz, celebrated for his service to others and for sharing all the benefits of his life in music to inspire the musicians of the future. .

In Julian shares his unique insights into the philosophy and practice of jazz performance in his recent book, "Music of Initiative".

Most Notable Awards

12 Wins, 3 Nominations
OBE 1 Winner
Ivors Fellowship 1 Wins

Joseph’s first contribution as a filmmaker, Jungle Jazz: Public Enemy #1, won the prestigious Silver Bear Award for Best Short at the Berlin Film Festival, and his original multi-media opening to the Shanghai International Film Festival broadcast to over 200 million people on Chinese national television.

Joseph was born in London and attended Spencer Park School in Wandsworth. He has worked solo, in his big band, trio, quartet, forum project band or electric band. Joseph 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. Starting with his first album The Language of Truth in 1991, 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. 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 All About Jazz, who wrote: "Julian Joseph is something of a jazz master of all trades." October that year, Joseph was presented with a BASCA Gold Badge Award in merit for his unique contribution to music. Joseph founded the Julian Joseph Jazz Academy in January 2013 in London. The Academy encourages young musicians in the development of jazz technique and understanding. Tutors include Tony Kofi and Byron Wallen. Joseph is also a trustee and vice-president of the National Youth Jazz Collective. In the 2018 Queen's Birthday Honours list he was appointed an OBE for services to music.

Filmography List

2020 Othello 21Composer/Songwriter/Producer
2012 The Brown BomberComposer
1992 Tale of a VampireComposer/Producer
2016 Flashback: The History of UK Black MusicDocumentary: Self - Pianist
2013-2014 BBC Proms Extra - late night at the PromsSelf
2011 BBC Proms - Prom 9: Sibelius, Bartók and Janácek - Self
2010 The Spirit of Jazz (Documentary)Self
2008 Visionaries Self
1992 Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series - Episode #1.124)Self : Pianist
2003 Later... with Jules HollandComposer/Pianist
2011 Julian Joseph Live at the Vortex in LondonFeatured Soloist in concert: Pianist
2009 Dance of the Three Legged Elephants (Signum)Duo, co-led with Matthew Barley e
1996 Universal Traveller (East West)Featured Songwriter/Producer/pianist With Reginald Veal (bass), Mark Mondesir (drums)
2006 Big Mama's HouseFeatured Songwriter/Music Producer
2006 The Rebel Angel (Short)Filmmaker/Composer/Songwriter
2005 The Proud Family Movie (TV Movie)Composer/Songwriter/Music Producer
2005 Lil' PimpComposer/Songwriter
2004 My Baby's DaddyFeatured Songwriter/Music Producer
2004 ModiglianiFeatured Songwriter/Music Producer
2003 Scary Movie 3Composer: All Songs/Music Supervisor
2002 Queen of the DamnedMusic Supervisor/Songwriter
2002 Paid In FullOriginal Music Composer
2002 FogboundComposer/Songwriter/Exec Music Producer
1992 Tale of a Vampire Composer

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