Julian Banks has performed on stages big and small, with acts that span the muscial spectrum.
As well as performing regularly with groups around Melbourne, Banks leads his own project, and has showcased the ensemble internationally.
features some of Australia’s finest musicians collaborating with stellar Indonesian percussionist Cepi Kusmiadi on the Kendang Sunda.
Kusmiadi’s bubbling magic on this beautiful traditional Indonesian instrument creates the perfect bed for the modern grooves and melodic beauty of Julian Banks's original compositions.
August '17 saw the group embark on a l launch tour of "Agung" throughout Indonesia and Australia (supported by Australia Council for the Arts) - The group recorded more new material on the road making way for some exciting prospects in the pipeline…
"...these fantastic Australian musicians are putting it on the line and getting it on with such beauty, grace and sound. Enjoy” - Stephen Magnusson
"Julian Banks Group encaptivated the audience with their original compositions including locally inspired “Ulluwatu”, their entertaining stage presence and unique sounds made it hard to take your eyes off them."
"The group that really caught my ear was the Julian Banks Trio... This was kick-ass jazz..."
Melbourne International Jazz Festival
Ubud Village Jazz Festival, Indonesia
Bar Luna, Ubud - Indonesia
Laughing Buddha Bar - Indonesia
Paris Cat Jazz Club - Bali/Melbourne
The Sydney Opera House
Adelaide Guitar Festival - Adelaide
The Sidney Myer Music Bowl - Melbourne
Bennetts Lane Jazz Club – Melbourne
The Tenessee Jazz Club – Paris, France
Bob Dalyan Live - Dalyan, Turkey
Casaluna - Ubud, Indonesia
Womad festival – Adelaide
Australasian World Music Expo
Stonnington Jazz Festival - Melbourne
Uptown Jazz Café – Melbourne
Wangaratta Jazz Festival – Wangaratta
Hamer Hall, Riverside Live - Melbourne
Melbourne Recital Center- Melbourne
BMW Edge (Federation Square) – Melbourne
The Gods Concert Series – Canberra
Magnetic Island Jazz Festival – Magnetic Island
Corinbank Music Festival
Arts Centre - Melbourne
Merimbula Jazz Festival – Merimbula
Kinetic Jazz Festival – Sydney
Hi-Fi Bar - Melbourne
Jazzgroove Festival - Sydney
FrogFest - Canberra, Sydney, Blue Mountains, Newcastle
Bellingen Global Carnival - Bellingen