Julian Siegel - saxophone
The course is an excellent hands on introduction to Cuban music. The teaching team of Sierra McGuinness and Sierra Maestra is excellent. It was wonderful to be able to go out in the evenings and hear top class bands playing what we were aspiring to, and to enjoy the convivial company of course participants and organisers.
JULIAN SIEGEL is an in-demand saxophonist who was awarded the 2007 BBC Jazz Award for Best Instrumentalist and the 2011 London Jazz Award for the Julian Siegel Quartet album ‘Urban Theme Park’. He leads the Julian Siegel Trio featuring U.S. Improvising stars Drummer Joey Baron and Bassist Greg Cohen, and has co-led the band 'Partisans' for the last 14 years with guitarist Phil Robson. He has played in ensembles led by Hermeto Pascoal, Kenny Wheeler, Django Bates, Kirk Lightsey, Andrew Hill, Jazz Jamaica, Mike Gibbs, John Dankworth, Jason Yarde and many more.
He is an experienced educator and is Professor of Jazz Saxophone and Improvisation at Trinity College of Music and visiting professor at the Royal Academy of Music, London
You can find out more about Julian Siegel at http://www.juliansiegel.com/