Julien – drummer
Born in France, Julien started the piano at eleven and switched to the drum set at seventeen.
He has studied at the Berklee College of Music and has performed in many Jazz festivals throughout Germany, England, France and in the United Stated.
The roster of musicians with whom Julien has performed includes Stephane Wrembel, George Garzone, Lionel Loueke, Gino Sitson, Amy Winhouse and Kyle Eastwood.
Julien was also playing in a blues band as well as a big band. During compulsary military service, he became the leader of the snare department as well as the drummer of “la batterie Fanfare”. After spending three month at the P.I.T. of Los Angeles he joined the Berklee College of Music where he studied with Jon Hazilla, Casey Scheurell, Jon Ramsay, Kenwood Dennard.
He performed in many Jazz festival in Germany, England, France and in the USA. Julien played and recorded with Stephane Wrembel, George Garzone, Lionel Loueke, Gino Sitson, Amy Winhouse, Kyle Eastwood, Essiet Essiet, Joel Frahm, Myron Walden to name a few.
Julien performs regularly at Barbes, Joe’s Pub, Louis bar, Smalls, and the 55 bar.
Julien has been a member of Shades of Blue since 2011.