Julia Hülsmann

Julia Hülsmann was born in Bonn in 1968. She took classical piano lessons from the age of eleven and started her first band at 16. In 1991, she moved to Berlin to study jazz piano at the University of the Arts (HdK) and the following year joined the German Youth Jazz Orchestra (BuJazzO). Since 1997, Hülsmann has worked with her own trio, playing at clubs and festivals all over Germany.
 
Julia Hülsmanns ECM debut The End of a Summer  came in 2008, with regular partners Marc Muellbauer (bass) and Heinrich Köbberling (drums), followed by Imprint, in 2011. In 2012, the trio became a quartet with the addition of English trumpet and flugelhorn player Tom Arthurs, a line-up which released In Full View, in 2013. Arthurs brought a strong new frontline voice that not only inspired Julia Hülsmann as player and arranger, but also had a stimulating [...]
Julia Hülsmann was born in Bonn in 1968. She took classical piano lessons from the age of eleven and started her first band at 16. In 1991, she moved to Berlin to study jazz piano at the University of the Arts (HdK) and the following year joined the German Youth Jazz Orchestra (BuJazzO). Since 1997, Hülsmann has worked with her own trio, playing at clubs and festivals all over Germany.
 
Julia Hülsmanns ECM debut The End of a Summer  came in 2008, with regular partners Marc Muellbauer (bass) and Heinrich Köbberling (drums), followed by Imprint, in 2011. In 2012, the trio became a quartet with the addition of English trumpet and flugelhorn player Tom Arthurs, a line-up which released In Full View, in 2013. Arthurs brought a strong new frontline voice that not only inspired Julia Hülsmann as player and arranger, but also had a stimulating effect on the composing activities within the quartet.
 
Singer Theo Bleckmann added his considerable vocal gifts to the quartet on A Clear Midnight: Kurt Weill and America (2015), an imaginative response to the composers songs that had its origins in the 2013 Kurt Weill Festival in Dessau. John Fordham wrote in the Guardian: This might just be one of the great jazz treatments of the songs of Kurt Weill [] Not a sound is out of place on this beautifully crafted project.
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YEAR DATE Artist VENUE LOCATION
2024 July 28 Julia Hülsmann Quartet w/ Uli Kempendorff, Marc Muellbauer, Heinrich Köbberling JazzChur Festival Chur, Switzerland Event
2024 September 06 Julia Hülsmann Quartet w/ Uli Kempendorff, Marc Muellbauer, Heinrich Köbberling GEMS Jazzclub Singen, Germany Event
2024 September 07 Julia Hülsmann Quartet w/ Uli Kempendorff, Marc Muellbauer, Heinrich Köbberling Alter Schlachthof Eupen, Belgium Event
2024 October 10 Julia Hülsmann Quartet w/ Uli Kempendorff, Marc Muellbauer, Heinrich Köbberling Jazz Festival Novi Sad, Serbia
2024 December 02 Julia Hülsmann Quartet w/ Uli Kempendorff, Marc Muellbauer, Heinrich Köbberling Casa del Jazz Rome, Italy
2025 January 09 Julia Hülsmann Quartet w/ Uli Kempendorff, Marc Muellbauer, Heinrich Köbberling Philharmonie Cologne, Germany
2025 February 21 Julia Hülsmann Quartet w/ Uli Kempendorff, Marc Muellbauer, Heinrich Köbberling ehemalige Kettenfabrik Saarbrücken, Germany
2025 February 22 Julia Hülsmann Quartet w/ Uli Kempendorff, Marc Muellbauer, Heinrich Köbberling Ebertbad Oberhausen, Germany
2025 March 01 Julia Hülsmann Quartet w/ Uli Kempendorff, Marc Muellbauer, Heinrich Köbberling Jazzclub Minden, Germany
2025 March 06 Julia Hülsmann Quartet w/ Uli Kempendorff, Marc Muellbauer, Heinrich Köbberling Ella & Louis Mannheim, Germany
2025 March 07 Julia Hülsmann Quartet w/ Uli Kempendorff, Marc Muellbauer, Heinrich Köbberling Ella & Louis Frankfurt, Germany
2025 March 08 Julia Hülsmann Quartet w/ Uli Kempendorff, Marc Muellbauer, Heinrich Köbberling Unterfahrt Munich, Germany
2025 March 12 Julia Hülsmann Quartet w/ Uli Kempendorff, Marc Muellbauer, Heinrich Köbberling Philharmonie Berlin, Germany
2025 March 16 Julia Hülsmann Quartet w/ Uli Kempendorff, Marc Muellbauer, Heinrich Köbberling Kulturforum Kiel, Germany