July 13, 2024, 22:00
Small Hall

Night Concert. Julian Joseph Trio (UK)

Julian Joseph trio (UK):
Julian Joseph, piano
Mark Mondesir, drums
Mark Hodgson, double bass

Compositions by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Julian Joseph, etc. jazz compositions

On 13th July, the “Night Concert” will feature a programme of jazz music by the Julian Joseph Trio. Julian Joseph is one of the most influential British jazz musicians, known as a pianist, composer and arranger. He was the first black British jazz musician to lead a series of concerts at Wigmore Hall in London and the first to open the prestigious BBC Proms with his All-Star Big Band as headliner.


Julian Joseph

Julian Joseph


Julian Joseph is one of the finest, most influential, and highly respected musicians in British jazz today. Devoting his career to championing music across the UK and into the far corners of the world, he has forged a reputation beyond his formidable skills as a performer and composer to become universally recognized as a highly knowledgeable and engaging broadcaster, musical ambassador, and cultural advocate .

Mark Mondesir

Immersed in music before birth but discovered the drums at 12 years old by fluke. Took it seriously at 16. Largely self taught by listening to records and tapes and watching drummers. “For me, drumming involves the spirit, then the head, then the physicality, in that sequence of importance. Spirituality is the most important – you have to enjoy your playing, you have to be sincere about what you’re playing – the audience, the listener picks up on whether an artist is sincere about what they’re playing.”

Mark Hodgson

Mark Hodgson

Double bass

Mark Hodgson

Mark Hodgson is an international touring Jazz artist, performing regularly around the world in a range of settings from trios to orchestras.  He has performed and recorded with the cream of UK and international Jazz artists including: Cedar Walton, Pharaoh Sanders, Phil Wood and many others. Mark has played as a guest soloist with The London Symphony Orchestra, the Liverpool Philharmonic, The Halle Orchestra, The BBC Concert Orchestra and The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Mark has recorded and performed with numerous international Rock and Pop stars including: The Rolling Stones, The Police, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Pink Floyd, Bryan Adams and American rapper Ice-T.