Julian Joseph Trio
“When Joseph gave vent to a right-hand riff […] it was a huge flourish that cascaded exuberantly up to the top of the keyboard, sometimes pausing en route to whirl on the spot like a Catherine wheel. Meanwhile the left hand seemed to stride across the keyboard in seven-league boots, every harmony liberally sauced with tangy ninths and elevenths. Pretty soon one felt drunk on it all.” Ivan Hewett, Daily Telegraph.
Described as one of Duke Ellington’s ‘natural-born heirs’, Julian Joseph OBE is perhaps the UK’s best known and loved jazz pianists: a bandleader, composer, educator and broadcaster who has spent a 35-year career championing jazz throughout the UK and across the globe. Never failing to inspire with his mastery of the keyboard, the versatility of his musicianship and limitless creative imagination, tonight he presents an evening of unforgettable originals, and timeless classics delivered with breath-taking passion and hard-swinging drive by his ace trio featuring Mark Hodgson on bass and Mark Mondesir on drums to launch OFA2022!