The new Julian Costello Quartet came together in 2016. They played many venues across London and in April 2017 recorded an album called Transitions at The Artesuono Studios in Udine in Italy with ECM engineer Stefano Amerio. The album was released in Septemebr 2017 on 33Jazz records. They toured the Uk in the autumn with support from the Arts Council of England.
Julian Costello - saxes
Patrick Naylor - guitar
Will Harris - bass
Andy Hague - drums
Establishing their reputation for intense live performances that contain great energy, and also humour they embarked on an Open Soundcheck Tour of England and France in the autumn of 2018. This is a new idea of inviting audiences to see the band soundchecking and to ask questions to create a dialogue and strengthen the relationship between performers and audences. This was supported by the Arts Council of England. They performed at The EFG London jazz Festival to a packed house, a wonderful concert in St Etienne in France and toured Poland, Germany and Belgium in March 2019.