Julian Costello is a London-based musician, composer and teacher. Julian writes the music for various ensembles and tries to approach life with humour.
His quartet has released two albums on 33 Jazz Records: Transitions 2017 and Connections 2020. This International quartet is energetic, melodic and performs with humour. It features some great musicians; Maciek Pysz on Guitar, Yuri Goloubev/Jakub Cywinski/Michele Tacchi on Bass and Adam Teixeira/Eric Ford on Drums/Percussion. They play venues in London have toured England three times with support from The Arts Council of England, and also France, Poland, Germany and Belgium.
“Once in a while, an album like this appears on the horizon”. (Adrian Pallant London Jazz News).
His Quartet often features other line ups as well. Most recently with the lineup appearing tonight, with a new and interesting combination of musicians including Natalie Rosario on cello and vocals, Stefanos Tsourelis on guitar and oud, and Sophie Alloway on drums/percussion.
Julian is also an active teacher who as well as having private students teaches at the jazz School at RHACC.
” 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” – Sammy Stein for Jazz in Europe
Julian lives with his family in SW London where he eats far too much Italian food and drinks French red wine.
Prize-winning cellist Natalie Rozario is known for her versatility and musicality. She studied at the Royal Academy of Music with David Strange and then as a masterclass pupil of William Pleeth (who famously taught Jacqueline du Pré).
She has performed all over the world from Sydney Opera House to the Edinburgh Festival and been involved in dance companies, jazz ensembles, chamber groups, physical theatre, west end shows, pop/rock groups and international orchestras.
Stefanos Tsourelis was born in Larisa Greece and has been playing music from the age of 10. He took his first lessons on the greek Lute by Yiorgos Deligiannis, and later on studied Oud with Kyriakos Kalaitzides. At the age of 17 he started performing professionally as a Guitarist and Oud player in music venues, theatres and festivals across Greece. In 2005 he moved to London and studied at The London Guitar Institute/ Guitar X where he was awarded the ‘Best Guitarist of the Year’ in 2008.
Stefanos is well known for his versatility and ability to move across styles and genres on both the Guitar and Oud. His musical style incorporates Blues, Rock, Jazz and Mediterranean sounds. His major influences has been Jim Hendrix, SRV, John McLaughlin, Pat Metheny, Jeff Beck and Wes Montgomery.
Sophie Alloway is a freelance drummer, based in London, working in a variety of musical settings for a wide range of artists. She played drums for rapper Roots Manuva for two years; touring the UK, Australia and New Zealand with him. As well as appearing on Later With Jools Holland, Mercury Music Prize and BBC Introducing she has played top festivals including Glastonbury, Hop Farm, and Bestival; whilst also touring with the Michael Jackson musical ‘Thriller’. She was the drummer in a recent Sky TV advert and YouTube videos featuring her have reached well over a million views. She could also be seen performing with Clean Bandit at last year’s MTV European Music Awards.
Sophie has recorded/performed with David McAlmont, Roots Manuva, Clean Bandit, Kenny Thomas, Hazel O’Connor, Tony Allen, Lydian Collective, Kate Dimbleby, Wild Card, Lei-An, Angelita Jimenez, John Hogg, and West End/TV/film actor Clive Rowe. In the jazz/fusion world she has worked with Jason Rebello, Harvie S, Chihiro Yamanaka, Wayne Brown, Paul Carmichael, Dill Katz, Michael Mondesir, Ugo Delmirani, John Critchinson, Mornington Lockett and George Melly.
Guildford Jazz anchor Marianne Windham completes the line-up on bass.
DETAILS FOR THE GIG
The address and directions are under “How to find us” below,
The performance is upstairs in the Pavilion building. Please note there are no physical tickets, just give your name on the door when you arrive. There’ll be seating reserved for you.
Doors open from 7pm, supper served from 7.15pm, and the performance starts at 8pm. If you have any questions please contact us by emailing email@example.com
Seating is either in front row settees/armchairs, central round tables, or rear high chairs/tables. Seats will be reserved for you when you book. If you’re a Guildford Jazz member, please let us know if you have a seating preference in the “Notes ” section on the booking form. Notes on the layout: Front row: Seats 1, 3 and 4 and 3-seater settees, and seats 2 and 5 are pairs of armchairs. Middle tables: Tables 6 to 20 are small round tables , each seating 4 (for bookings of 1 or 2 seats, we’ll seat you at a table with others, please let us know if you have friends coming who you’d like to sit with!). Table 29 is a small round table seating 2. Rear tables: Tables 21 to 26 are tall tables suitable for 2 people, with high stools. Groups: Tables 27 and 28 are larger tables, ideal for groups up to 8
HOW TO FIND US
Guildford Cricket Club Pavilion , The Sports Ground, Woodbridge Road, Guildford GU1 4RP
For sat navs please check the postcode takes you to Wharf Road. There’s a car park alongside, entry from Wharf Road. If you’re approaching from Guildford town centre, Wharf Road is on the left just before the Sports Ground. If you’re approaching from the A3/Ladymead there’s no right turn into Wharf Road, but continue to the next roundabout to double back. If the car park’s full (please also park down the middle once the bays are full), there are a few parking bays along Wharf Road which you can use after 7pm, also along the Woodbridge Road on the left as you come from the Town centre. You can also park at the far end of the sports ground: turn left as you come out of Wharf Road and carry on along Woodbridge Road towards the railway bridge, and the entrance to the ground is just before the end of the green fence that runs along the perimeter of the ground, next to the Woodbridge Café. There’s also a larger public car park at Bedford Road Car Park (GU1 4SJ), which is about 10 minutes walk away.