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Julian Siegel

Saxophonist, Clarinettist, Bandleader, Composer and Arranger

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JULIAN SIEGEL has established himself as a powerful player and individual writer on the flourishing UK and European Jazz Scene. He was awarded the 2007 BBC Jazz Award for Best Instrumentalist and in 2011 the London Festival Fringe London Jazz Award. His varied musical life has included performances with Hermeto Pascoal, Kenny Wheeler, Andrew Hill, Django Bates, Norma Winstone, Bill Frisell, Michael Gibbs, John Taylor, Steve Swallow, Steve Lacy, Jason Yarde, Diane Schuur and Laurie Anderson. His current bands are the Julian Siegel Trio with Downtown NYC improvising stars Drummer Joey Baron and Bassist Greg Cohen, the Julian Siegel Quartet featuring pianist Liam Noble, the band has just released the CD ‘Urban Theme Park’ to critical acclaim, and the influential band Partisans, co-led with the in-demand guitarist Phil Robson since 1996. He is also a member of Oren Marshall's 'Charming Transport Band' featuring musicians from Nigeria, Ghana and London

“ Julian is fast becoming a national treasure of the reeds” Jez Nelson Q.E.H. London November 2009“

One of the UK’s most creative saxophonists” MOJO

“That lissome, free -wheeling saxophonist…Siegel's wailing, swerving lines burst with character” John Fordham, The Guardian

“[Julian] approaches the depth and sensitivity of a Wayne Shorter or Stan Getz.” (Straight No Chaser)

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