About

Julian Erdem, born in Berlin, is a jazz drummer, composer, and teacher. He was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study Jazz Performance at City College of New York (CCNY), where he earned a master’s degree with an excellent GPA. His studies emphasised on harmony and theory classes as well as classical and post-tonal composition. Furthermore, he was highly engaged in the CCNY graduate ensembles led by renowned saxophonist Steve Wilson. For his profound academic achievements, Julian Erdem received another grant by the Quadrille Ball Committee of the Germanistic Society of America. Later on, he worked as an adjunct professor at CCNY, which included teaching classes in jazz history and leading and evaluating undergraduate jazz combos. During that time he founded his quartet including Keisuke Matsuno, Can Olgun, and Thomas Morgan. In June 2016, he recorded his debut album Little Flower with this formation playing his original music (Unit Records, 2017). He has toured and performed in the US and Germany on occasions as Cipriano Wall Street hosted by the Institute of International Education, Bonafide Jazz Club (New York), the Elbjazz Festival (Hamburg) and a live broadcast of the NDR, a German radio station. In addition, he regularly played on social events as part of the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Association (Hamburg). Over the years he took lessons with well known teachers such as Holger Nell, Jochen Rueckert, Fred Hersch, John Taylor, Bobo Stenson, Johnathan Blake, and Lucas Lindholm.

Music

Little Flower

Can Olgun, piano
Keisuke Matsuno, guitar
Thomas Morgan, bass
Julian Erdem, drums & compositon

Recorded at Oktaven Audio, New York, June 2016
Recording Engineer: Ryan Streber
Mixing and Mastering at Bass Hit Recording, New York
Engineer: Dave Darlington
Cover painting: Anja Röhl
Layout and Design: Tomas Engel
Photography: Tayla Nebesky
Album Producer: Julian Erdem
Label: Unit Records

Shows

No shows booked at the moment.

Date Artist City Venue Country
08/15/19 Julian Erdem Berlin Donau115 Germany
Time: 9:00pm. Address: Donaustr. 115. w/ Keisuke Matsuno (guitar) & Can Olgun (piano)
06/24/19 Julian Erdem Berlin Barenboim Said Akademie Germany
Time: 4:30pm. Address: Französische Straße 33D. w/ Toms Rudzinskis (sax) & Tom Berkmann (bass)
06/22/19 Julian Erdem Berlin Tangotanzen mach schön Germany
Time: 9:30pm. Address: Oranienstr. 185. swing dance music w/ James Scannell (sax, clarinet) , Andrew Adair (piano), James Banner (bass)
05/04/19 Julian Erdem Vientiane Vientiane Jazz Fest Laos
Time: 8:00pm. Defne Sahin Group w/ Defne Sahin, voc – Igor Spallati, b – Povel Widestrand, b
Tour: “Little Flower” CD Release feat. Thomas Morgan
12/16/18 Julian Erdem Passau Cafe Museum Germany
Time: 8:00pm. w/ Keisuke Matsuno, git – Can Olgun, p – Thomas Morgan, b
12/15/18 Julian Erdem Leipzig Liveclub Telegraph Germany
Time: 8:30pm. w/ Keisuke Matsuno, git – Can Olgun, p – Thomas Morgan, b
12/14/18 Julian Erdem Rheinsberg Schloss Rheinsberg Germany
Time: 7:30pm. w/ Keisuke Matsuno, git – Can Olgun, p – Thomas Morgan, b
12/13/18 Julian Erdem Berlin Heinz-Berggrün Gymnasium Germany
Time: 8:00pm. Address: Bayernallee 4. w/ Keisuke Matsuno, git – Can Olgun, p – Thomas Morgan, b
12/12/18 Julian Erdem Hamburg Fatjazz (Übel & Gefährlich) Germany
Time: 8:00pm. w/ Keisuke Matsuno, git – Can Olgun, p – Thomas Morgan, b
12/11/18 Julian Erdem Köln Loft Germany
Time: 8:30pm. w/ Keisuke Matsuno, git – Can Olgun, p – Thomas Morgan, b
12/10/18 Julian Erdem Berlin Kunstfabrik Schlot Germany
Time: 8:00pm. w/ Keisuke Matsuno, git – Can Olgun, p – Thomas Morgan, b
12/09/18 Julian Erdem Berlin Hoffnungskirche Pankow Germany
Time: 4:00pm. Address: Elsa-Brändström-Straße 36. “Die Seligpreisungen” – Werke von Heloisa Fleury
12/08/18 Julian Erdem Berlin Hoffnungskirche Pankow Germany
Time: 6:00pm. Address: Elsa-Brändström-Straße 36. “Die Seligpreisungen” – Werke von Heloisa Fleury
09/16/18 Julian Erdem Berlin Berlin Marathon Germany
Time: 10:00am. Address: Gneisenaustraße 104. to be announced
09/01/18 Julian Erdem Berlin Tangotanzen mach schön Germany
Time: 9:30pm. Address: Oranienstr. 185. “Swingtanzen macht froh” w/ Johannes Ballestrem, p & Markus Ehrlich, sax
09/01/18 Julian Erdem Berlin Stadtteilfest Neukölln, Bunker Germany
Time: 5:00pm. w/ Jazzorchester Neue Welt
08/18/18 Julian Erdem Berlin Johanna’s Place Germany
Time: 7:00pm. w/ Keisuke Matsuno, guitar & Can Olgun, piano. Private event, ask for invite
08/16/18 Julian Erdem Berlin Donau115 Germany
Time: 8:30pm. Address: Donaustr. 115. w/ Keisuke Matsuno, guitar & Can Olgun, piano
08/13/18 Julian Erdem Hamburg Hafenbahnhof Germany
Time: 9:30pm. Admission: 6€. Address: Große Elbstraße 276. w/ Keisuke Matsuno, guitar & Can Olgun, piano
08/03/18 Julian Erdem Berlin Donau115 Germany
Time: 9:00pm. Address: Donaustr. 115. Uli Kempendorff – Clarinet/Bass Clarinet // Rudi Mahall – Clarinet/Bass Clarinet // Declan Forde – Piano // James Banner – Bass // Julian Erdem – Drums
07/01/18 Julian Erdem Berlin Hoffnungskirche Pankow Germany
Time: 10:00am. Address: Elsa-Brändström-Straße 36. Gottesdienst “Die Seligpreisungen” – Werke von Heloisa Fleury
06/30/18 Julian Erdem Berlin Hoffnungskirche Pankow Germany
Time: 7:30pm. Address: Elsa-Brändström-Straße 36. Chor-Atelier: Werke von Heloisa Fleury – Missa Brasileira
06/22/18 Julian Erdem Bremen Theater Bremen Germany
Time: 9:00pm. You Want It Darker – Liederabend (Leonard Cohen)
06/20/18 Julian Erdem Berlin Gemeinschaftshaus Gropiusstadt Germany
Time: 11:30am. Address: Bat-Yam-Platz 1. Kleiner Nick – Theateraufführung
06/20/18 Julian Erdem Berlin Gemeinschaftshaus Gropiusstadt Germany
Time: 9:30am. Address: Bat-Yam-Platz 1. Kleiner Nick – Theateraufführung
06/19/18 Julian Erdem Berlin Gemeinschaftshaus Gropiusstadt Germany
Time: 11:30am. Address: Bat-Yam-Platz 1. Kleiner Nick – Theateraufführung
06/19/18 Julian Erdem Berlin Gemeinschaftshaus Gropiusstadt Germany
Time: 9:30am. Address: Bat-Yam-Platz 1. Kleiner Nick – Theateraufführung
06/16/18 Julian Erdem Berlin Tangotanzen mach schön Germany
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: 7-10 €. Address: Oranienstr. 185. “Swingtanzen macht froh” w/ James Scannell – Saxophone/Clarinet, Declan Forde – Piano, James Banner – Bass
06/16/18 Julian Erdem Berlin Gemeinschaftshaus Gropiusstadt Germany
Time: 5:30pm. Address: Bat-Yam-Platz 1. Kleiner Nick – Theateraufführung
06/16/18 Julian Erdem Berlin Gemeinschaftshaus Gropiusstadt Germany
Time: 3:30pm. Address: Bat-Yam-Platz 1. Kleiner Nick – Theateraufführung
04/15/18 Julian Erdem Berlin Brauhaus Südstern Germany
Time: 6:00pm. Address: Hasenheide 69. w/ Martin Terens, piano & Danny Sorek, bass
03/11/18 Julian Erdem Berlin Brauhaus Südstern Germany
Time: 6:00pm. Address: Hasenheide 69. Trio w/ Martin Terens, piano & James Banner, bass
12/03/17 Julian Erdem Hamburg Brückenstern Germany
Time: 7:00pm. Address: Stresemannstrasse 133. Lena Geue, voc & git – Lukas Klapp, p – Tilman Oberbeck, b – Julian Erdem, dr
10/01/17 Julian Erdem Bremen Theater Bremen Germany
Time: 8:00pm.
09/24/17 Julian Erdem Berlin Berlin Marathon Germany
Time: 9:15am. Address: Gneisenaustraße 104. Martin Terens: piano, Tim Kleinsorge: bass, Julian Erdem: drums
03/15/17 Julian Erdem Hamburg Cascadas Germany
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: free. Session opener w/ Lukas Klapp, piano – Sebastian Gille, sax – Gustav Broman, bass – Julian Erdem, drums
12/05/16 Julian Erdem Berlin Johanna’s Place Germany
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: free. Trio music w/ Can Olgun, piano; Tim Kleinsorge, bass; Julian Erdem, drums
09/25/16 Julian Erdem Berlin Berlin Marathon Germany
Time: 9:15am. Address: Gneisenaustraße 104.
05/31/16 Julian Erdem Trio New York Bonafide Jazz Club United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $10. Keisuke Matsuno, git | Can Olgun, piano | Julian Erdem, drums
08/06/15 Julian Erdem New York Great Hall (Shepard Hall) United States
Time: 5:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 160 Convent Ave. Jonathan Greenstein, tenor- Jakob Dreyer, bass- Julian Erdem, drums
06/27/15 Julian Erdem Hamburg Elbjazz Festival Hamburg Germany
Time: 1:00pm.

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Contact

Please contact me for booking inquiries.

julian@erdem.de
+49 176 34247280