Julián Pujols Quall, piano
A Domincan-American pianist and composer based in Chicago and Baltimore, Julián's journey started with the Caribbean rhythms of their childhood. A classical trained artist, their work found a home in jazz performance, improvisation, and collaboration.
Julián is a recent Jazz Performance graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University, where they studied with Warren Wolf as a recipient of the Merit School of Music's Alice S. Pfaelzer Tuition-Free Conservatory Blue Ribbon Scholarship. As a solo pianist they have studied at the Aspen Music Festival, Gijón Piano Festival, Brevard Music Festival, and Colburn Piano Festival.
As a founding member of the Peabody Improvisers Collective, Julián has been creating and performing improvisational music for ballet, modern and West-African dance programs for the last two years. In addition to Julián and Friends, they formed Mamey, a music project that seeks to deepen the understanding of the influence the Caribbean arts have had in their musical creative journey and to honor beautiful Dominican traditions and cultural resilience, as they strive to promote new and vibrant art.