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Julian Siegal

Julian Siegal

Julian Siegal Trio
@ the Queen Elizabeth Hall
17 November 2009

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Biography

Julian Siegel is an in-demand saxophonist on the European Jazz scene who has worked with many of the top figures in the music. He was awarded the BBC Jazz Award 2007 for Best Instrumentalist. His current bands are the Julian Siegel Trio with US Improvising stars Drummer Joey Baron and Bassist Greg Cohen, Partisans, co-led for the last 10 years with guitarist Phil Robson, and the Julian Siegel Quartet featuring pianist Liam Noble. Siegal played with the Anglo-American Big Band of the legendary US pianist and composer Andrew Hill. In October 2007 he toured with the Mike Gibbs 70th Birthday Big Band alongside Bill Frisell, Steve Swallow and Adam Nussbaum. In 2004 he toured the UK with Brazilian legend Hermeto Pascoal UK Big Band.

Siegal has performed with Django Bates Delightful Precipice, John Taylor, Kenny Wheeler, Norma Winstone and Robert Mitchell, Gwilym Simcock, Byron Wallen’s Octet featuring Tony Kofi, Jason Yarde’s ‘Acoutastic Bombastic’, Mark Lockheart’s Big Idea, Colin Towns, the NDR Big Band, Stan Sulzmann's Big Band, Larry Bartley’s Septet, and Hans Koller New Memories Band, which recorded in December 2003 with soprano saxophone legend Steve Lacy. He regularly guests with Django Bates’ Human Chain and Quiet Nights + the Smith Quartet, most recently at the Venice Biennale Festival 2003, Umea Festival in Sweden,and the Sarajevo and Belfast Jazz Festivals in 2004. He plays with Dexter Gordon’s long time pianist Kirk Lightsey’s Quartet, the Jazz Jamaica Big Band, Julian Arguelles Octet, Ingrid Laubrock Band and the Dave Green Trio.

At the Ruhr Trenniale festival 2006 he worked with NYC performance artist/violinist Laurie Anderson and pianist/singer-songwriter Steve Nieve. The band also featured Drummer Kenny Wollesen, cellist Vincent Segal and bassist Greg Cohen. He has also performed with Beverley Knight, Joe Lee Wilson, Eddi Reader, Charlene Spiteri, Jacqueline Dankworth, Lizz Wright, Juliet Roberts, Keziah Jones, Liane Carroll, Cleo Laine, Terri Walker, Christine Tobin, Anita Wardell, Craig David and punk rock legend Steve Ignorant (formerly of Crass).

Julian Siegal

Greg Cohen

Greg Cohen

Joey Baron

Julian Siegal & band


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Click the images below to view photographs of Julian Siegal with Partisans, 2015
or Jason Palmer Quartet,
or Julian Siegal with Saxophone Summit...

Julian Siegal with Partisans (click to go to this page) Jason Palmer Quartet (click to go to this page) Saxophone Summit @ the 606 Club (click to go to this page)

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