Julian Vaughn – Musician/composer/band leader/ drum teacher
Musical genres: Jazz, Blues, Funk, Soul, R&B, Neo Soul and Hip Hop
Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, the city of the great Miles Davis, Julian Vaughn started his musical career very young surrounded by a strong blues and jazz atmosphere.
Julian started to play with Albert King and then B.B. King, as for blues what more could you ask for. “I couldn’t ask for a better school of Blues, those two artists gave me my foundation for music the rest of my life”.
After touring with the Kings for four to five years, Julian left St. Louis and moved to Boston, where he would meet and study with the legendary jazz drummer Allan Dawson for three years. Then he moved to New York where he began to play with great artists such as Lester Bowie, Arthur Blythe, Johnny Copeland, Chico Freeman, Joan Brakeem, Jack Mc Duff, James Moody or Wallace Rooney, Johnny Guitar Watson to name a few. While living in New York he toured Europe and Japan, but after a tour in Spain he decided to move to Barcelona, from where he continued playing all around Europe. He has also toured Africa with the jazz singer Spanky Wilson.
Julian Vaughn has been very active and has contributed greatly to the Spanish music scene and performs regularly at jazz festivals and clubs throughout Spain and Europe. He is involved in various different projects of his own, whilst at the same time, continues to work and tour internationally with well known American jazz Artists.