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  • Wollongong Conservatorium of Music Murphys Avenue Gwynneville, NSW, 2500 Australia (map)

Julien Wilson – tenor sax; Craig Fermanis – guitar; Chris Hale – bass; Hugh Harvey – drums

"The most potent tenor to be heard in Australia these days… stupendous power, his sound so massive it seemed to threaten the structural integrity of the saxophone’s bell” -Sydney Morning Herald
“He can create an air of majesty with a bold upward sweep on his tenor, or sustain a single, barely-perceptible note with the focus of a Zen monk.” - The Age

Bursting on to the national stage at 22 after winning the National Jazz Award in 1994, Julien Wilson is now widely regarded as one of Australia’s best saxophonists. He is the recipient of a Bell Award for Australian Jazz Artist of the Year, an APRA Art Music Award for Excellence in Jazz as well as the Freedman Fellowship for Jazz and plays on countless award winning albums by Barney McAll, Stu Hunter, Jonathan Zwartz, Augie March, Andrea Keller, Kristin Berardi, Ben Salter & Sam Anning. Wilson’s own two albums released in 2013 and 2015 also received much critical acclaim including three Bell Awards. For this performance, Wilson will be presenting an electrified version of his quartet, formed in 2011, as a vehicle to showcase the more explosive, primal side of Wilson's musical personality. The inspiration stretches back to Ellington & Coltrane and forward to the latest contemporary non-genre-specific influences. 

$15G/$12C/$10S online, $20G/$15C/$10S on the door.

Earlier Event: 30 September
Aaron McCoullough Quartet
Later Event: 26 October
Alex Stuart Group