Julian Joseph is something of a jazz master of all trades. Pianist, composer, bandleader, arranger, broadcaster and educator, Joseph is constantly busy, always working on new ideas and projects, spreading the word about music, encouraging young performers and generally promoting jazz around the world. With Shadowball
Joseph has turned his attention to the relationship between jazz and baseball, bringing the two together in a major jazz opera.
In a professional career that started in the mid-'80s Joseph, who is also an accomplished classical pianist, has produced four albums as a leader and has performed with players including Wynton Marsalis
, Billy Cobham
, Gwilym Simcock
and Joey Calderazzo
. His educational work has helped to expand the place of jazz in schools music lessons and his broadcasts on BBC's Radio 3 are always erudite and fascinating.
British All About Jazz Contributor Bruce Lindsay
spoke with Joseph recently, about the increasingly vibrant Norwich scene, the low profile of jazz in England, and, of course, Shadowball
Check out Julian Joseph: Joining Jazz and Baseball
at All About Jazz today!