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, an Australian/Indonesian collaboration and has showcased the ensemble across the two nations.
On their '16 tour to Indonesia Julian Banks Group recorded a fresh collection of original compositions, and the final product:
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 hugely successful 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 for '17 and '18... watch this space!
In the meantime, have a listen to Julian Banks Group | Agung and Julian's debut album "Julian Banks Trio" here!
"...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