Julian Bond is originally from Winchester, England, where he began piano lessons at the age of seven. Over the next decade he undertook studies in several other instruments, as well as composition, and in his twenties he moved to London where he graduated from the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama with an honors degree in Music Composition, including specialism in conducting, music production and film scoring. His earlier childhood love of the theatre continued to grow and he maintained involvement in stage and film acting along with his musical career.
His piano studies continued in both classical and jazz, and he has performed internationally in both genres. He has been the recipient of many awards, including the European Junior Piano Festival, the EMI "Make Music" composing competition, the Alexander Grotsz Prize for Composition (London) and in 2005 he was ranked as one of the country's top ten young film score composers by Turner Classic Movies, under the auspices of the late Elmer Bernstein.
Julian is currently writing music for various ensembles and projects around the country, and his work can be heard on film and television, as well as live worldwide. He has appeared on stage in several venues around Central Florida, and was most recently cast as the uptight hotel manager Barry in Amazon Prime's "Guns For Hire".
Julian Bond will be performing at Blue Bamboo with vocalist Katrina Mena Rick on Friday, August 4th at 8 PM