Julian Hartwell
Philadelphia , PA
  • About
  • Julian Hartwell is a pianist, composer, and producer based in Philly, PA. His primary sound is an original blend of jazz, funk and soul, but he has played many genres and worn many hats over his two decades+ career in music. His main outfit the Julian Hartwell Project is currently an electric keys trio featuring vocalist Stephanie Cole, with a fresh and approachable sound that gracefully dances between modern jazz, neo-soul, and smooth RnB. When not with his band, Julian is adept as a solo artist as well, performing his original jazz and neo-classical style compositions at the piano which are a sound and style uniquely his own. For the last three years Julian has also been producing original cinematic and hybrid electronic tracks from his home studio when performing less frequently post-pandemic. All you can say is that Julian leaves, breathes, and sleeps music, and his live appearances never disappoint.
  • Genre(s)
    Pop Funk Indie Jazz RnB Pop Piano Trio Original
  • Venues
    cafe bars restaurant corporate events Music Venues Concert Halls
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Featured Music  (1)
From LYVELIFE by The Julian Hartwell Pro ...
Other Videos  (3)
Original lyric video for track 1 off my 2021 sophomore album...
LYVELIFE (teaser)
Teaser for my 2nd studio album LYVELIFE, an original hybrid ...
Live footage of the JHP at Silk City Diner in Philadelphia, ...

Julian Hartwell is a pianist, composer, producer & educator based in Philadelphia, PA. With more than two decades behind the piano, Julian has built a life around music in just about every capacity - from earning a bachelor's degree in jazz performance at Boyer College of Music at Temple University; performing professionally in the tri-state area for over 15+ years in diverse musical contexts & combos; all the way to 2022 which finds him honing his skills in the world of music production and sync licensing currently. His group the Julian Hartwell Project has two full-length albums out to its name - a hybrid of modern jazz, funk, and more with an upbeat and approachable sound that has cut across the usual "jazz" audience divides and garnered quite favorable reviews. Additionally as a composer of cinematic, ambient, and solo piano music, Julian has seen his original voice flourish in new directions over the last few years as he hones his production skills. As of this writing, Spring '22 sees Julian continuing to grow his catalog of high-quality tracks for sync licensing; mixing and co-producing for fellow artist clients; and tip-toeing back into live performance as live music returns, refining his original voice all the while.

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