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Julian Nicholas b. 13.1.1965 UCH, Fitzrovia, London

 

Clarinet study:

1973 begin at junior school

1976-1983 Nicholas Bucknall

1983 Alan Hacker

 

Saxophone study:

1980 Don Rendell

1982 Tony Coe

1983 Bobby Wellins

 

Orchestras 1980 - 83

Goldsmiths’ Youth Orchestra

Meridian Chamber Orchestra - Stephen Dagg

London Schools Symphonic Band

Don Rendell Big Band

Howard Riley Jazz Workshop

London Jazz Composers’ Orchestra

 

1980 - 83 pick-up gigs incl. Dudu Pukwana

1983 - 6 York University BA Hons - English Lit with Music

1983 Bobby Wellins - Composer in Residence

1986 gigs with Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison, Bobby Hirst

1987 daughter, Rosebud - born in Brighton

1987 onwards - regular freelance engagements at UK venues with Bob Wellins, Joe Lee Wilson et al

1989 & 1990 Brighton Festival Best Jazz Performance Awards

1989 onwards - ‘Brighton Jazz Co-op’ tutor

1988 - 1991 Touring and UK gigs with Loose Tubes

1990 onwards - sideman to many artists

1990 - 2007 Glamorgan Jazz Summer School tutor

1990 & 1991 Support to Nina Simone at The Dome Brighton

1990 - 91 Programmer ‘Junction Club’, Brighton - 75 jazz promotions in a 7-month period

1990 Brotherhood of Breath and Chris McGregor Quintet

1991 onwards - member of group Eddie Parker’s ‘Mr Vertigo’

1992 ‘Mountain People’ album and touring

1993 B.A.F.T.A. nominated film score co-composed with Will Woolf: ‘Fools’ Gold - The Brinksmat Robbery’ LWT

1994 ‘Mountain People’ perform at World Trade Centre - Paris

1993 - 5 tutor - ‘Access To Music’ UK-wide

1993 - 5 curriculum tutor - University of Chichester

1993 onwards - regular visits to Czech Republic to tutor and tour with Emil Vitlicky

1994 onwards - ‘Carmina’ with Pete Jacobsen, Nick France, Dudley Philips

1995 ‘Food Of Love’ album and touring

1995 - 1998 co-organiser - ‘Rockinghorse Appeal’ annual festival Powis Square, Brighton

1995 ‘Square Groove’ CD - Live from Powis Square

1997 onwards - ‘Heavy Plant Crossing’ recording and touring

1998-2004 ‘Impro’ - jazz in schools with Eddie Parker, Bosco D’Olivera, Baluji Shrivastav

1998 ‘Food Of Love’ reprinted in CZ

1998 - second serious car accident (1st in 1995) - drift to other forms of employment

 

2000 ‘Food Of Love’ UK remastering and second re-release

2000 - 2005 building-site worker, carpenter, tree-work, bespoke kitchen building!

(ongoing freelance music and teaching)

2006-9 saxophone tutor - Middlesex University

2009 GTP full-time secondary music teacher - training Sussex University

2010 - Dec 2012 Varndean secondary school - full-time classroom music teacher

2013 onwards - Chichester College Jazz foundation-course [levels 4 & 5] leader

2014 ‘Loose Tubes’ re-form, tour and record for BBC at Ronnie Scott’s

2015 release of Loose Tubes ‘Arriving’

2015 Mark Edwards’ The Cloggz - album ‘Sawdust & Spangles’

2015 onwards - co-curator, South Coast Jazz Festival with Claire Martin

2016 Kendon/Ryall Project - album [to be released] ‘There Will Be Time’

2017 recording of trio album [to be released] with Mark Edwards & Imogen Ryall

Photo Credit: Lisa IndigoBurns Wormsley

JULIAN NICHOLAS

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