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Julian Fenton

Drums

Julian Fenton is a drummer whose versatility has led him to work across many genres for the past 30 years. He’s toured with an eclectic array of artists such as ABC, Desiree, Mansun, Motown legend Jimmy Ruffin and The Crazy World of Arthur Brown to name a few.

Julian studied the Moeller Technique with the renowned Bob Armstrong and completed his  post-graduate studies with Trevor Tomkin at the Guildhall School of Music. His career also includes collaborating on the critically acclaimed Eg and Alice album “24 Years of Hunger”.

Other than taking part in recording sessions, Julian devotes his time to sharing his drum enthusiasm and passion by teaching and mentoring students from his London based studio. He teaches all levels and encourages beginners of all ages to grade 8 standard and above.

He is now working on several projects, one of which is the multi-talented Julian Fenton Quartet. Having reinvented himself as one of the best of a new breed of British jazz drummers, the quartet includes the Guardian/Wire British Jazz’s most promising pianist award winner Jonathan Gee, the highly coveted bassist Ben Hazelton and the highly talented South American guitar player Apleph Aguilar.

Julian’s music covers jazz and Latin styles coupled with a unique set of tunes taken from artists including Melody Gardot, Michel Petrucciani, Herbie Hancock and many more.

Greatest Musical Inspiration

The band Earth Wind and Fire.

Best Musical Advice

Never give up your dream, and always be prepared!

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