Join one of the UK’s finest jazz composers – internationally renowned pianist, bandleader and broadcaster Julian Joseph – for an inspirational conversation hosted by multi-instrumentalist, producer, composer and recently appointed The Ivors Academy Jazz Committee Chair Orphy Robinson MBE.

We’ll explore Julian Joseph’s unique creative output, passion for jazz and dedication to inspiring and nurturing the next generation of talent.

Discover how Julian Joseph’s journey has unfolded, from career defining moments through to his commitment to engage with young Jazz creators and initiatives like The Julian Joseph Jazz Academy.

This informal chat hosted by Orphy Robinson MBE, will provide an opportunity to ask questions directly to both composers.

This event is free to attend, but you must register in advance via Zoom here.


Julian's recent commission, recorded live at its premiere at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall in July 2018, is featured on a new CD by the Chineke! Orchestra, released on 17 January 2020.







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"It’s hard to frown during Julian Joseph’s Carry That Sound, a fluent exercise in orchestral jazz."

Geoff Brown, The Times

Featured on BBC Radio 3's Essential Classics, 29 January 2020

RHAPSODY IN BLUE (arr. Joseph)

Julian will be performing his arrangement of Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue' for jazz trio and big band at London's Barbican Hall on 27 September 2019 at 7.30 pm. 

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The concert performance of Julian's new opera, premiered at London's Southbank Centre, will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on Tuesday 9 October at 7.30 pm.

Hear Julian talking about his new jazz opera, Tristan & Isolde, to be premiered at the QEH on Friday 5 October, on BBC Radio 3's In Tune. With performances by Renato Paris, Cleveland Watkiss and Ken Papenfus.



Julian has been awarded an OBE in the 2018 Queen's Birthday Honours for his services to music.

CARRY THAT SOUND (World Premiere)

The Chineke! Orchestra will be performing Julian's new commission, "Carry That Sound" at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, on 21 July 2018. Click here for tickets.

Hear Julian on BBC Radio 3's In Tune ahead of the world premiere performance of his new commission, 'Carry That Sound'.

In Music of Initiative Julian Joseph shares his insight into the philosophy and practice of jazz and jazz performance. With incisive text, stunning imagery, and downloadable exercises and videos, this unique guide teaches the listener of jazz how to immerse themselves in the music, and the performer how to approach learning repertoire and improvisation. Bold, provocative, thoughtful and deeply inspiring, Music of Initiative will provide life-long stimulation and inspiration to fans, and performers, of jazz.

Omnibus Press, 2018.

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