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If you didn’t know by now…..The Julian Hartwell Project’s debut album is out now! Available on all major digital outlets where music can be found, the first effort from the JHP showcases a distinctive blend of high-energy original jazz music by composer and arranger Julian Hartwell and this band of up-and-coming players. Cinematic, Funky, Evocative, Soulful, Swinging…this all-original debut promises to inject new lifeblood into the contemporary jazz scene and set the tone for a bright future for this promising group known shorthand as “The JHP”.


What a few people are saying about the debut release…
“Well worth a sample and repeated spins, The Julian Hartwell Project offers a splendid slice of straight ahead jazz delivered with a fresh new sound…a gifted pianist leading a group of young talented players in their first recording together, this is one musical project that begs for an encore.”
– Ed Blanco,All About Jazz
“This is feel good music that doesn’t get too unapproachable like so many jazz groups get, making music that appeals not only to the head, but to the heart as well…It’s a fresh take on original jazz music, that somehow manages to sound like something old school AND brand new at the same time.”
-Mark Weber Music Blog
“…A broad range of musical perception.”
– Dick Metcalf ‘Doctor Jazz,’ Improvijazzation Nation Blog

Preview and Purchase on iTunes Here:


Or use the Contact tab to get a physical CD delivered direct via PayPal!



Preview not enough? Check out a full-length track from the record below to experience what the JHP is all about! 😉

“Stay Easy Bro” – feat. the whole JHP Sextet in action!


Like What You Hear? Listen to More MUSIC HERE !


Still curious? Check out exclusive VIDEO FOOTAGE HERE from The JHP’s CD Release Show in Philly 11/06/16 !






Saturday October 22nd, 3-7 PM
Pastorius Community Garden 2nd Annual Fall Festival
w/ The Julian Hartwell Project (5:00 PM) & French Street Gumbo (6 PM)
Live music, food, family friendly activities, interactive demos, moonbounce, and fun!
Full Music Line-up includes The Danie Ocean Band, Adam Monaco, and Ursula Rucker!
FB EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/1775134419410338/
Pastorius Community Garden
10 E. Pastorius St, Philly PA 19144. Free, but donations gladly accepted 🙂

Wednesday October 26th, 8-12 PM
The Julian Hartwell Project at Chris’ Jazz Cafe – The Sextet is Back!!!
Chris’ Jazz Cafe, $10/$5 w/ student i.d.
1421 Sansom St. Philly PA 19102

Sunday November 20th, 7:00 PM
Julian Hartwell Solo Piano at November “Musicians Gathering”
Join Julian Hartwell for an intimate solo piano performance at NW Philly’s hidden gem of a performance/recording space, the Rittenhouse Soundworks! Premiering some never-before-heard original compositions.
Other artists on the bill TBA.
Only $10 at the door.
Rittenhouse Soundworks
219 W Rittenhouse St. Philadelphia, PA 19144
Only $10 at the door.

Wednesday December 21st, 7:30-9 PM
The Julian Hartwell Trio live at Fellowship Hall
as part of Jazz Bridge Neighborhood Concert Series
Fellowship Hall at Ridge Ave. United Methodist Church
7811 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia PA, 19128
$10 for general public, $5 for students




The JHP is now entered in the 15th annual Independent Music Awards!

Go read more about the contest under “Projects” > “The JHP” and cast a vote!!!






What’s new with JHM!???

July, 2016:

Whatsup World! Well…happy to reach out to you again! If you’ve ever paid my site a visit before, you might’ve noticed how I’ve neglected to update this blog for a MiNuTe here! But…owing to the urgency of our times..the role of artists to speak + live their truth..the respect for keeping my fans in the loop..I promise from now on to change this not-so-great habit for the better!!! Sooo let’s get to it ~ what IS up in the world of Julian Hartwell Music lately!?

In short – This Summer is shaping to be quite a hot one, what with all these irons in the fire right now!
I’ve been steadily thickening The JHP BOOK with its 25+ song repertoire, AKA writing + arranging…cleaning + tweaking…Not to many shows this Summer with The JHP at the moment because keeping 6 bandmates all in one place is proving tricky, but I have some big plans come Fall in terms of recording and releasing new material.
So stay tuned for that!

I recently gave my SoundCloud music page a ‘Summer Makeover’, putting up some exclusive live tracks and samples from past gigs with the JHP, in addition to a few from the album of course. With this I’ve begun a new tradition that will accompany any new music I release — {THe TrackStory} — This is the back story, the narrative/inspiration/spirit of the song you hear. Not only does it give you something to read while you listen (a multi-sensory experience!) but consider it my way of bringing you into my World as a composer a bit more — what makes me tick…a little bit of my philosophy/worldview…a way to share the inner message of a song that no matter how effectively composed and executed, still might need some explaining. So, when you go to listen to a particular song on my page, be sure to open each track individually and read the accompanying {TrackStory} behind each one! You can do all that here — https://soundcloud.com/julian-hartwell

P.S. — Look out for some NEW Solo Piano Material coming soon to that page, as well!

As far as other projects — French Street Gumbo is going Back in the Studio hard this August to wrap up our first Single!!!
I can’t share too much more at this moment, but I can promise you, it’s gonna be our first BIG splash and Music Launch, so needless to say we can’t wait to show the World just what we’ve been sitting on for a while now….and all this as the Live Set continues to be crafted and mastered with our New Drummer too, btw…

And in August I’ll also be going in the studio with talented singer/multi-instrumentalist The Derek Anthony AKA Palatine on a new track of his coming up!

Lastly, I finally joined the TwitterVerse recently (about time!) so as you can see at the top of this page, follow me @jewelz_hartwell for occasional quotes/thoughts and in-depth insights into the mind and inspirations of JHM!

With everything currently going on in the world and in our country right now…I’m taking a positive approach to it all by going harder than ever and Accepting My Sacred Role As An Artist ~ By creating Music that Uplifts, that Heals, that Inspires, that Reminds us of our transcendent Unity and Power to Create the Life We Desire …. YOU and the World deserve It! And I can’t THANK YOU ENOUGH for being a part of the Journey with me!

Until Next Time ~


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