Besides being a full time musician, he performs widely with various bands in and outside the U.S. Julian is best known in Bellingham, Wa., for his performances with his own trio consisting of pianist Miles Black and bassist Michael Glynn. He has performed with long-time friend saxophonist and promoter Cory Weeds, also with a modern trio comprised of saxophonist Josh Cook and bassist Michael Glynn as well as the swing era bands of Solomon Douglas.
He loves and enjoys performing all styles of jazz from traditional, to swing, be bop, and modern. His love of great rock, funk and americana music in addition to jazz has helped make him an in demand studio drummer, having appeared on over 70 recordings. Besides performing over 200 times a year, Julian keeps busy with his love of teaching, instructing not only drums, but jazz combos as part of the Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center's high school combo programs.
He has had the honor and privilege of performing and touring with Harold Mabern, Jimmy Heath, Peter Bernstein, Larry Willis, Seamus Blake, Geoffry Keezer, Jon-Erik Kellso, Grant Stewart, Eric Alexander, David Hazeltine, Joey DeFrancesco, Vincent Herring, Steve Davis, Josh Bruneau, George Cables, Gary Smulyan, Julian Preister, Aaron Parks and many many others.
From NYC, pianist David Hazeltine+3
@ Caffe' Adagio
Wednesday, September 26 ~ 7:00 PM PDT -
1435 Railroad Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225
David Hazeltine is one of a handful of contemporary pianists who has mastered all of the major musical skills, from improvisation and technique, to accompaniment, arranging, and composition. Even more impressive, David is the rare artist able to innovate in each category. Thus it’s no surprise that he’s the most recorded contemporary jazz pianist of our time, having recorded thirty five cd’s as a leader and hundreds more as a sideman, on various major labels globally. A Milwaukee native, David was playing the clubs as a preteen, and before he’d even come of age he was already grabbing the attention and respect of jazz legends like Sonny Stitt, and Chet Baker. They urged him to make the move to New York City, which he did in 1992. From bio - website
Band: David Hazeltine - piano, Cory Weeds - Saxophone, Michael Glynn - Bass and Jullian MacDonough - drums