Julian joined the Mingus Orchestra for two dates in Toledo, Spain and Nevers, France in early November.
BILLY COBHAM'S ART OF 5 TOUR
Julian toured the UK and the East Coast of the United States with Billy Cobham's Art of 5 ~ Donald Harrison (saxes), Guy Barker (trumpet), Julian Joseph (piano), Orlando Le Fleming (bass), Billy Cobham (drums).
Julian duetted on Stevie Wonder's Isn't She Lovely with Jools Holland on his live show, Later, on Friday 31 October.
Following his two nights at Ronnie Scott's in June sitting in for Mingus Big Band pianist Orrin Evans, Julian joined the band again for dates at the Red Sea Jazz Festival, Eilat, Israel, the Roccella Jazz Festival, Italy and Jazz Festival Willisau, Switzerland.
Julian has reviewed Zadie Smith's new novel, The Autograph Man, shortlisted for the 2003 Orange Prize for Fiction. Click here to read. The winner is to be announced on 3 June.
Julian appeared with a host of international jazz stars including Victor Lewis and Tommy Smith in the 'World Peace Jazz Orchestra' as part of a 3-day Jazzaar concert season, The Blues in Peace in Aarau, Switzerland. The concert featured original music by Fritz Renold.
Julian performed alongside British jazz and dance talent at the 10th anniversary celebration of Sheron Wray's dance company, JazzXchange at The Place, London NW1.
Julian appeared at the 11th International Piano Stars Festival in Liepaja, Latvia, performing a combination of small group and orchestral arrangements including The Great Sage, premiered in November 2002 at the London Jazz Festival.
Julian joined the Halle Orchestra and Big Band at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall, performing a newly commissioned work and arrangements of standards by Duke Ellington, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius, Herbie Hancock and George Gershwin. The evening also featured special guest vocalist Des'ree (www.desree.co.uk).
Read John Fordham's review in Guardian Unlimited, Monday 24th March.
Julian joined American saxophonist Don Braden for five nights at the Pizza Express Jazz Club, 10 Dean Street, London WC1.
"A scintillating partnership...". Read John Fordham's review in Guardian Unlimited (Saturday 15 February).
For more on Don Braden, go to: www.donbraden.com
ALSO IN FEBRUARY...
Julian toured the US West Coast with Billy Cobham's 'Art of Five' project with dates at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, Yoshi's in Oakland, and Seattle's Jazz Alley. The band also featured Donald Harrison (saxophones), Guy Barker (trumpet) and Bob Hurst (bass).
For more on Billy Cobham, visit www.billycobham.com