Julian Banks is a professional saxophone player, living in Melbourne, Australia. Banks has earned a reputation as an in-demand musician, having performed at venues around Australia and Internationally, both as a side-man and with his own project "Julian Banks Trio". Banks' ability to play within a wide range of musical genres has enabled him to perform with groups ranging from straight ahead Jazz, through to Pop, Folk, Cuban salsa, Middle Eastern Boogie, and more.
Most recently, JULIAN BANKS TRIO has released their debut EP (on label, Yum Yum Tree Records).JULIAN BANKS TRIO is made up of long time friends and musical allies: Julian Banks (tenor saxophone), Christopher Hale (6 string semi acoustic bass guitar) and James Hauptmann (drums, cymbals). After years of playing together in different bands and ensemble make-ups. these three accomplished musicians have formed a truly unique sound, that leaves you wondering how such a full and lusty soundscape can be achieved by just three people. The EP is a short but sweet 6 tracks of melodic bliss, where Banks’ saxophone projects long, crystalline melodies, over the powerful, groove based accompaniment of Hale and Hauptmann.