Jazz825: Julian Nicholas Quartet

Royal Hotel, Southend

Wednesday 19 June 2024

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Saxophonist, composer and educator Julian Nicholas recorded live, for BBC broadcast, at Ronnie Scott’s, upon the return of ‘Loose Tubes’ in 2015, with ‘The Cloggz’, at the South Coast Jazz Festival in 2016, and alongside Claire Martin, live from The Barbican in 2017.
He co-founded and curated with Claire Martin O.B.E. the much-celebrated South Coast Jazz Festival (2015-18).
He has worked with Jimmy Witherspoon, Joe Lee Wilson, Carleen Anderson, Lianne Carroll, Imogen Ryall, Eddie Henderson, Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison, Kirk Lightsey, Bobby Wellins, Nikki Iles, Eddie Parker, Stan Tracey, Chris McGregor, Dudu Pukwana – among many others.

Julian co-composed a BAFTA-nominated film score in 1993. His band played opposite Nina Simone in 1989 and 1990. From 2013 – 2020 he was course leader of the celebrated Jazz Foundation at Chichester College.

Julian Nicholas – Saxophone
Tobie Carpenter – Guitar
Kuba Cywinski – Bass
Mike Pickering – Drums

Royal Hotel
1 High Street