Pianist Julian Shore is known for his "deep maturity as a composer and bandleader" (DownBeat) and has been called “a pianist/composer who beyond the obvious elegance of his playing, has a clear sense of the bigger artistic picture” (Peter Hum, Ottowa Citizen).
From Narragansett, Rhode Island, Shore grew up listening to his father playing Bach on his home piano and would often sing along as a toddler. After starting piano lessons at a young age he began studies with famed educator Hal Crook as a teenager. Shortly thereafter Shore was awarded a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music where he entered in Fall 2005. During his time there, under the mentorship of Danilo Perez, he performed in a young musicians ensemble in the Panama Jazz Festival, learning from Wayne Shorter, Brian Blade, John Patitucci and many others while there.
He graduated in 2009 and shortly after moving to New York, had a brief stint with singer Gretchen Parlato, touring with her band in early 2010 and then performing at the Stockholm Jazz Festival with her later that year. Since then he has continued to appear as both leader and sideman at venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, The Blue Note, and jazz festivals around the globe. He has had the opportunity to perform or record with musicians such as Theo Bleckmann, Gretchen Parlato, Ferenc Nemeth, Gilad Hekselman, Ben Monder, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Kendrick Scott, Mark Giuliana among many others.
His most recent record "Which Way Now" was released in early 2016 and features Gilad Hekselman, Dayna Stephens, Aidan Carroll, Colin Stranahan and a slew of guests and configurations. His debut record "Filaments" which features Kurt Rosenwinkel, Noah Preminger, Tommy Crane, Phil Donkin, and others was released to critical acclaim in 2012.