Julian Arguelles

This show discusses music-making with Julian Arguelles. We discuss the nature of musicianship and how it feels to be music-making from the inside. Julian reflects on how he finds meaning through emotional connections with the music he plays and hears. He discusses the importance of his jazz teaching and how students need to dig deep into their emotional states in order to get to a depth of understanding about jazz.

Award-winning saxophonist and composer Julian Argüelles plays a unique mix of exciting British contemporary jazz infused with Spanish rhythms, South African grooves, brass band and classical influences. An exceptionally gifted musician, he has been compared to sax legends Wayne Shorter and Charles Lloyd (Jazzwise), while his on-stage chemistry with the Julian Argüelles Quartet has been likened to Keith Jarett’s renowned 1970s line-up (UK Vibe). 

Argüelles’ rapidly growing audience, built over the past 30 years, has an extraordinary reach for a jazz artist. His concerts attract a wide ranging age from early 20s upwards. Always keen to diversify, Argüelles has begun to reach out to jazz and classical music fans across Europe through his work with LAN Trio, with superstar Portuguese pianist Mário Laginha and the phenomenal Norwegian percussionist, Helge Andreas Norbakken. In 2019, he published "Etudes for the Modern Saxophonist" (available from Astute Music).

Julian is currently professor of jazz saxophone at the Institute of Jazz, Graz, Austria. More information click HERE 

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