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Julian Costello Quartet

Tuesday 12 July 2022 8pm Preston Conservative Club

door £13

Julian Costello is a London-based musician, composer and teacher. He has a scholarship from Trinity College of Music where he received 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 that uses tabla, guitar/loops and soprano saxophone.

This quirky quartet loves to jam, is full of humour and has been playings concerts as a segue, a continious unbroken set. By the end of the first set, so much tension has built up that the release of pent-up applause by the audience is fantastic.  They have been playing venues in London and the UK to sell out crowds.

Line up: Julian Costello – sax, Patrick Naylor – guitar, Marcus Vergette – double bass, Gary Evans – drums.

The band will be playing some tunes from Julian’s most recent album ‘Connections’ some new tunes and some jazz standards.

The critic Ian Mann wrote: “The combination of soprano saxophone and guitar was highly effective and Costello adopted a warm, clarinet like tone on his soprano … on an episodic piece that also featured some exquisite interplay between Pysz and Costello.”

“Julian Costello is a sax lyricist, telling his stories of life’s ups and downs with humour and even frailty at times. This is a great album.” Sammie Stein Jazz in Europe

“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”. Adrian Pallant London Jazz News

“It’s an inventive, good- humored album full of warmth and humanity…. inventive soloing”. Bruce Lindsay for All About Jazz

“an intriguing album …….warm, playful, intimate, intricate, intense and most importantly not boring” Dave Jones in Jazz Journal.