Originally from Settefrati, Italy, guitarist and composer Julien Colarossi, born the 4th of February 1988, has recently graduated with a first-class honours degree in jazz performance from Newpark Music Centre in Dublin, Ireland. Since moving to Ireland in 2007, Julien has established himself as one of the most exciting young guitarists to emerge in recent years on the Irish contemporary jazz scene. He is gaining a strong reputation not only as a performer but also as a composer and teacher. Julien studied jazz guitar in Ireland with Tommy Halferty and Ariel Hernandez. He studied composition with Ronan Guilfoyle, rhythm studies with Conor Guilfoyle, ear-training and harmony with Gèrman Lima and Phil Ware, and jazz history and world music with Francesco Turrisi.