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Julian Costello

Julian Costello is a London-based saxophonist, composer and teacher. He composes music for his group and Vertigo. He is releasing a new album in Spring 2024 called And All The Birds Were Set Free on 33Jazz records.

It has an excellent line up of musicians John Turville piano Andy hamill double bass and Tom Hooper drums. They are joined by Georgia mancio singing on two tunes. His previous quartet has completed three tours of the UK with support from The Arts Council of England and performed concerts in France, Germany, Poland and Belgium. Julian is also a private teacher and runs Jazz based workshops.


Julian Costello is a sax lyricist, telling his stories of life’s ups and downs with perfect alteration of tone to impart strength, humour and even frailty at times whilst the other players intuitively alter their stances, apart from their solo passages, where their inner nature springs to the fore. This is a great album, strong, tenacious in its quality and simply makes a great listen. “Sammie Stein “This is highly melodic music that is readily accessible, but consistently intriguing and full of rhythmic sophistication. It all makes for a very distinctive album and one that deserves to do well” Ian Mann

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PGCE Music. Post Graduate Certificate in the Saxophone Trinity College of Music. Mondays and Tuesdays only.




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