Julian Costello is a London-based saxophonist, composer and teacher. He studied at Trinity College of Music and writes the music for the Julian Costello Quartet. He plays in a number of Jazz Big Bands, in a Vocal/Cello and Guitar trio and in a World Music trio called Vertigo with Tabla/Percussion, Oud/Guitar and Soprano Saxophone. Transitions, the latest album by the Julian Costello Quartet was released on 33 Jazz Records. It was recorded at Artesuono Studios in Italy and mixed and mastered by ECM engineer Stefano Amerio. This new quirky quartet has completed two tours of the UK with support from The Arts Council of England and concerts in France. It features International musicians Maciek Pysz on Guitar, Yuri Goloubev/Michele Tacchi on Bass and Adam Teixeira on Drums. Vertigo features Julian on Soprano Sax, Stefanos Tsourelis on Oud/Guitar and Adam Teixeira on Tabla/Percussion. They play a spicy mix of World Music colours and rhythms with a Western approach to improvisation. Julian is also an active teacher both privately and running 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.
“Once in a while, an album like this appears on the horizon, becoming the
unputdownable “Earworm” that Costello portrays at the heart of his colourful
recording” Adrian Pallant London Jazz News.
Willing to teach
Beginner to advanced
Post Graduate Certificate in the Saxophone Trinity College of Music.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only.