Julian Hartwell is a sought-after pianist, composer, arranger, and bandleader
based in Philadelphia, PA. He is inspired by many styles of music which all
contribute to his distinctive sound, both solo and in a group setting.
For the past 12 years he has performed throughout a wide swath of the Delaware
Valley and Philly area – from jazz clubs to rock venues, music ministry to high-class
cocktail hours, weddings to improv jams and everything in between, and now
teaches jazz piano as an adjunct professor at Temple University.
Accolades include sharing the stage with major names like Christian McBride, Jimmy
Heath, and Jon Faddis at Lincoln Center with the Temple University Jazz Band, while
also appearing w/ the latter two musicians on that band's release from spring 2015
entitled "Dear Dizzy: A tribute to Dizzy Gillespie."
Julian's full composing, arranging, and piano skills are most evident on his band's
all-original debut album "The Julian Hartwell Project," which released to critical
acclaim in October 2015