|Birth name||Julian Raphael Nathaniel Joseph|
|Born||11 May 1966|
London, United Kingdom
|Occupation(s)||Musician, composer, arranger, broadcaster|
Julian Raphael Nathaniel Joseph OBE (born 11 May 1966) is a British jazz pianist, bandleader, composer, arranger, and broadcaster. He has worked solo, in his big band, trio, quartet, forum project band or electric band.
Joseph works in both contemporary and traditional situations with his music. He is also active in jazz education helping to form the jazz syllabus for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in Great Britain.
Starting with his first album The Language of Truth in 1991, Joseph has six albums, one single, and one soundtrack to his credit, and has focused on live performance, composing, broadcasting and teaching. He performed at the 2003 London Jazz Festival and also hosts several radio shows on BBC Radio 3, including Jazz Line-up and Jazz Legends. He has also made two jazz television series for Meridian, a jazz series for Sky TV's Artsworld Channel and the documentary A Festival of Jazz Piano (2006) for BBC Television in Wales directed by Celia Lowenstein.
In September 2010, Joseph was interviewed by Bruce Lindsay, a jazz critic from All About Jazz, who wrote: "Julian Joseph is something of a jazz master of all trades." October that year, Joseph was presented with a BASCA Gold Badge Award in merit for his unique contribution to music.
Joseph founded the Julian Joseph Jazz Academy in January 2013 in London. The Academy encourages young musicians in the development of jazz technique and understanding. Tutors include Tony Kofi and Byron Wallen.
Joseph is also a trustee and vice-president of the National Youth Jazz Collective.
|1991||The Language of Truth||East West||With Jean Toussaint (tenor sax), Alec Dankworth (bass), Mark Mondesir (drums), Sharon Musgrave (vocals)|
|1994?||Reality||East West||With Peter King (alto sax), Jean Toussaint (tenor sax), Charnett Moffett and Wayne Batchelor (bass), Mark Mondesir (drums)|
|1994||In Concert at the Wigmore Hall||East West||With Eddie Daniels (clarinet), Johnny Griffin (tenor sax), Jason Rebello (piano), Alec Dankworth (bass); in concert|
|1996?||Universal Traveller||East West||With Reginald Veal (bass), Mark Mondesir (drums)|
|2009?||Dance of the Three Legged Elephants||Signum||Duo, co-led with Matthew Barley (cello)|
|2011?||Julian Joseph Live at the Vortex in London||ASC||Solo piano; in concert|
Notable albums as sideman
|1991||Guy Barker||Isn't It?|
|2004||Billy Cobham||Art of Five|
|2002||George Coleman||Blues Inside Out|
|1994||Chico Freeman||The Unspoken Word|
|2005||Emilíana Torrini||Fisherman's Woman|
|1999||Don Braden||Fire Within|
|1998||Adam F||Music in My Mind|
|1996||Jean Toussaint||Nazaire Who's Blues|
|1992||Courtney Pine||Closer to Home|
|1992||Courtney Pine||To the Eyes of Creation|
|1988||Courtney Pine||Destiny's Song + the Image of Pursuance|
|1986||Courtney Pine||Journey to the Urge Within|
|1990||Steve Williamson||A Waltz for Grace|
- "Julian Joseph". All About Jazz. Retrieved 28 March 2014.
- Lindsay, Bruce (7 September 2010)"Julian Joseph: Joining Jazz And Baseball", All About Jazz.
- "London's Top Jazz Pianist". Retrieved 20 February 2023.
- "Educator and Consultant for The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music". trumpetguild.org Subtitle: Intro Jazz, paragraph 1. Retrieved 26 November 2010.
- Turner, Greg. "The Language of Truth: Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 26 November 2010.
- "Jazz Line-Up by Julian Joseph". BBC Radio 3. 3 August 2010. Retrieved 26 November 2010.
- Lindsay, Bruce (3 September 2010). "Julian Joseph: Joining Jazz and Baseball". All About Jazz. Retrieved 26 November 2010.
- Paine, Andre (20 October 2010), "Gold Badges For Heather Small, John Paul Jones", Billboard.
- Education, Julian Joseph.
- "Jazz musicians recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours", Jazz FM, 10 June 2018.
- Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (1996). The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD (3rd ed.). Penguin. p. 733. ISBN 978-0-14-051368-4.
- Fordham, John (25 January 2012). "Julian Joseph: Live at the Vortex in London – Review". The Guardian.