Julien Wilson is an Australian saxophonist and composer based in Melbourne who has been a crucial member of the Australian jazz community since the mid 90ʼs. He studied at the Victorian College of the Arts under Brian Brown & Barry Duggan, and at Bostonʼs New England Conservatory with George Russell & Paul Bley. He has recorded and performed with international artists including Charlie Haden, Hermeto Pascoal, Nigel Kennedy, Hugh Masekala, Kurt Elling, The Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Jim Black, Mark Helias and James Carter and has made long standing contributions to leading Australian groups including the Black Arm Band and the Australian Art Orchestra.
He has released a dozen albums as leader or co-leader. His trio has been hailed as one of Australiaʼs most unique groups and has been invited to perform at festivals around the globe. Julien is the recipient of the National Jazz Award, The Freedman Fellowship for Jazz and the Bell Award for Australian Jazz Artist of the Year.