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Julian Hartwell is a sought-after jazz pianist, composer, bandleader, and educator based in Philadelphia, PA. Originally hailing from Birmingham, Alabama, for the past 18 years he has been performing throughout the Delaware Valley and beyond – making a name for himself and sharing his talents at jazz clubs to rock venues, high-class cocktail hours, local jam sessions and everything in between. In addition to an adjunct faculty role in the music department of his alma mater Temple University, some of Hartwell’s most recent career highlights include a solo performance at the Barnes Foundation presented through Philly Jazz Project, gracing the stage of the Media Theatre for the region’s inaugural TedX event, and performing as a sideman with Indian sitar and tabla virtuoso Ustad Shafaat Khan in his East Meets West fusion project



Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
Track listing: Now Is (feat. Stephanie Cole); Abstract; Rough Sketch (feat. V. Shayne Frederick); Mornin Luv (feat. Gary Dawkins); Funk All Night


Track of the Day

Now Is (feat. Stephanie Cole)

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
Duration: 07:55


News: Recording

'LYVELIFE' By The Julian Hartwell Project - Available Now!

'LYVELIFE' By The Julian Hartwell Project - Available Now!

The long-awaited follow-up to their 2015 debut, The Julian Hartwell Project returns with a bold, collaboration-heavy concept album with LYVELIFE, out March 12, 2021. Initially conceived as an EP and subsequently crowdfunded by a small but loyal fanbase, LYVELIFE has since morphed into the most ambitious undertaking yet from pianist, composer, & bandleader Julian Hartwell.  With ...


Rough Sketch (feat. V. Shayne Frederick)

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: Rough Sketch (single)



Rough Sketch

Featuring the music of Julian Hartwell
Duration: 3:36

Official studio video for "Rough Sketch"—the first single from The Julian Hartwell Project's latest release LYVELIFE featuring special guest vocalist V. Shayne Frederick. Available now on all digital music platforms. Full album coming this September.

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Take Five with Julian Hartwell

Read "Take Five with Julian Hartwell" reviewed by Julian Hartwell

About Julian Hartwell Julian Hartwell is a sought-after pianist, composer, bandleader, and educator based in jny: 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 ...


Track of the Day

Stay Easy Bro

Label: Self-Released
Released: 2015
Duration: 07:46


The Julian Hartwell Project

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2016
Track listing: Street Dreams, Doubleshot; The Minotaur; It's The New; Stranger Now; Stay Easy Bro; Say No More; Knew Blews.


Article: Album Review

Julian Hartwell: The Julian Hartwell Project

Read "The Julian Hartwell Project" reviewed by Edward Blanco

A regular performer throughout the Philadelphia, PA area over the last ten years, pianist/bandleader and educator Julian Hartwell, has brought together a band of young up-and-coming musicians from the area's vibrant jazz scene for the production of The Julian Hartwell Project, the group's self-titled, all-original debut album. Featuring eight original compositions, the music highlights a light ...


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