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Julian Costello is a musician, composer and teacher from London. He writes the music for various ensembles and tries to approach life with humour. 

Julian Costello Quartet has released two albums on 33 Jazz Records. Transitions 2017 and Connections 2020.  "Only Once in a while, an album like this appears on the horizon”.  Adrian Pallant London Jazz News.

They are releasing a new album on Fridiay 26th April2024 called And All The Birds Were Set Free on 33jazz records.

Julian plays and writes the music in Vertigo, Perhaps Trio and the Julian Costello Quartet. He has toured the UK 
three times with support from The Arts Council of England, and also toured France, Poland, Germany and Belgium.  Reviews.

Julian is an active teacher who as well as having private students teaches for the jazz School at RHACC.

The critic Sammy Stein wrote for Jazz in Europe; 
" Julian Costello is a sax lyricist, telling his stories of life’s ups and downs with perfect alteration of tone to impart strength, humour and even frailty.

This is a great album, strong, tenacious in its quality and simply makes a great listen"

"Julian Costello proved a charming host, introducing the audience to some fine original compositions, and tenor playing of a gentle authority; full of passion, lyricism and invention all delivered with a full and vibrant tone".  March 2024 Jazz views

Julian lives with his family in SW London where he eats and drinks far too much Italian food and French red wine. He hates brexshit, the Tory Party and racists. He has supported Chelsea FC since he was 5 and dreams of a more enlightened world.

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Photo by Roger Berthet

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