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

Jazz in Europe

“The musical and cultural polarity displayed by this International group from their diverse backgrounds is proof that open music can provide the perfect meeting place to create something unique."

Iain Ballamy

“Once in a while, an album like this appears on the horizon, becoming the unputdownable “Earworm” that Costello portrays at the heart of his colourful recording”.

London Jazz News

“This is highly melodic music that is readily accessible, but consistently intriguing and full of rhythmic sophistication. It all makes for a very distinctive album and one that deserves to do well.”

The Jazz Mann

" ... an emotive and soulful tenor player”

Jazzwise Magazine

"This Album is Excellent"

Tony Dudley-Evans


About Transitions

'Transitions' was released September 2017 on 33 Jazz Records. It was recorded at Artesuono Studios in Udine, Italy and mixed and mastered by ECM engineer Stefano Amerio. "Transitions because the music flows from one mood to another, one groove and melody to the next but how we get there is left to chance. Transitions because in life sometimes things seem to come together all at once and so create a new journey." Julian Costello


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Julian Costello Quartet - Lighthearted, Quirky Virtuosity

feat. Maciek Pysz, g; Yuri Goloubev, db; Adam Teixeira, d

Saxman Julian Costello's quartet is internationally diverse, energetic, creative and at times extremely funny. The group recently completed a national Arts Council England tour of new album 'Transitions' - released on 33 Jazz Records - eliciting fantastic reactions from their audiences. They're all on the same wavelength and this comes across in their intense, yet amusing sets that take the listener on a journey of twists and often hairpin turns! A group of musicians communicating, improvising - not allowing ego to get in the way of true collaboration. Julian Costello writes most of the music and gently directs the band. Maciek is a very creative and expressive guitarist who plays solos that develop wonderfully. Yuri, the strong glue that holds the band together, shines in his solos whilst Adam is an amazing drummer - very much in demand - who also plays percussion. Now sharpened swords and at the top of their game after performing so many gigs the quartet is keen to bring their unique vibe to more jazz clubs and festivals and can offer inspiring workshops and master classes.

Julian Costello is a London-based musician, composer and teacher. He won a scholarship from Trinity College of Music where he took a Postgraduate Certificate of Performance in the saxophone. Julian writes the music for the 'Julian Costello Quartet', plays in a number of jazz big bands, in a vocal/cello and guitar trio and in a world music trio called 'Vertigo' with Tabla/Percussion, Oud/Guitar and Soprano Saxophone. Julian plays a 1932 Conn Transitional Tenor Saxophone and a 1967 Selmer MK VI Soprano.

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Recent & Upcoming Gigs

Friday 6th October JATP Jazz Glydegate
Little Horton Rd, Bradford BD5 OBQ
Saturday 7th October Jazz Coop
The Globe 11 Railway St, Newcastle NE4 7AD
Sunday 8th October Spring Bank Arts Centre
New Mills, High Peak SK22 4BH
Tuesday 10th October Pizza Express
CD Launch Transitions on 33 Jazz Records
10 Dean St W1D 3RW​
Friday 13th October Bridport Arts centre
9 South Street, Bridport DT6 3NR​
Saturday 21st October The Agile Rabbit Brixton Market SW9 8PR with Patrick Naylor on Guitar and Eleazir on Bass​
Sunday 22nd October The Oval
Oval road Croydon CRO 6BR​
Wednesday 25th October The Bull's Head Barnes
SW13 9PY
Sunday 29th October Black Mountain Jazz
Melville Theatre Abergavenny NP7 5UD
Friday 3rd November Olivers Jazz Bar 9pm
Nevada St, Greenwich SE10 9JL​
Wednesday 8th Nov SUJC
275 Christchurch Rd, West Parley, Ferndown BH22 8SQ​
Friday 10th November Birmingham Jazz
1000 Trades 16 Frederick Street B1 3HE

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Management / Booking

Mary James


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