A tribute to the legendary British trumpet star Nat Gonella . I played clarinet with Nat shortly before he passed, and will travel to Nat's home town of Gosport for this tribute gig with Digby Fairweather and the Martin Litton Trio .
It's both refreshing and a joy for me to play with this great young Dixieland band made up of superb virtuoso instrumentalists from London's music academy's . They are clearly the future of 'Chicago' style music in the UK. Totally influenced by recordings of the Eddie Condon Club sessions, Muggsy Spanier and the great Alex Welsh Band, outstanding Trumpeter James Davison leads Tom Green - Trombone, Sam James - Piano , James Kitchman-Guitar, Micha Mullov-Abado-Bass , Scott Chapman -Drums and happily myself on Clarinet / Saxes .
Performing latin influenced jazz-funk on clarinet and saxes with my 'Dream Band' featuring Neil Angilley -keyboards, Dominic Ashworth-Guitars, Jacqui Hicks -Vocals, Chris Dodd - Bass & Mike Bradley-Drums . An evening of blues, ballads, be-bop and latin jazz with my favourite line-up in a great venue.
'IT'S CLAZZICAL' is a fusion of my 'Dream Band' with Sonia Slany's Solid Strings to perform great melodies by Gershwin, Bernstein, Piazzolla, Dankworth, Jobim,Rimsky Korsakov, Mangione, Stringle, Aznavour & Vito . The Clarinet led latin influenced 'Dream Band' features Neil Angilley on Piano, Dominic Ashworth- Guitars,Chris Dodd-Bass, Mike Bradley- Drums
Playing Clarinet & Saxophone with Dgby Fairweather Trumpet, Dominic Ashworth - Guitar, Al Swainger- Bass & Nick Milward - Drums
A Dynamic Dixieland line up . Julian is joined by Rico Tomasso-Trumpet , Roy Williams- Trombone, Tim Huskinson- Piano, Roger Curphey-Bass & Les Circel-Drums