Early Childhood Music, Guitar
Born to a family of non-musicians in Cordoba, Spain, Julian’s introduction to music was quite unorthodox. He started taking Flamenco guitar lesson in high school. Whilst he learnt about styles like Fandango and Solea, he remained curious about many different genres and kept researching into other styles such as Funk, Rock and finally Jazz by the means of his mentor Fran Mazuelos.
In the pursuit of furthering his musical horizons, he completed his Bachelors at Berklee College of Music (Summa Cum Laude) and later obtained his Masters degree in Jazz Performance (Magna Cum Laude) from Queens College studying under musicians such as Mike Moreno, Antonio Hart, Alain Mallet, Michael Mossman and many more.
He has been fortunate to perform and share stage with many great artists such as Leo Brouwer, Sherman Robertson, and many more, and has performed all around the USA, Spain, Italy and Ecuador.
He also has extensive experience as an educator, having taught privately for a number of year, and teaching in numerous institutions such as The Piano School of NYC, the Noel Pointer Foundation, and Brooklyn Music House, doing a lot of work with Pre-K groups.