Julian Waterfall Pollack

Born into a musical family, Brooklyn-based pianist and composer Julian Waterfall Pollack started studying piano at the age of 5 with his mother, a concert pianist.  The Northern California native started leading his own groups as an early teenager, and by the age of 17, he signed with Jazzschool Records, which released his highly acclaimed debut album.  Pollack has been recognized by critics around the world for his elegant touch and maturity, and for his singular blend of jazz improvisation and composition that combines a love for today's popular music as well as a respect for the tradition of classical music.


“Emerging, young, and poised...a pianist with an earnest air.."

— The New York Times

“...a young pianist who deftly balances virtuosity with tenderness"

— TimeOut New York


Goin’ For It (Jazzschool Records, 2006)

Trio release with Darrell Green and David Ewell

Infinite Playground (Junebeat Records, 2010)

Trio release with Evan Hughes and Noah Garabedian

Waves of Albion (Berthold Records, 2013) 

Trio release with Evan Hughes and Noah Garabedian

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...a ferociously assured and creatively dazzling pianist, composer and arranger..."

— The San Francisco Chronicle


Original Compositions:

Night Flower, for Orchestra, 2014

Premiered July, 2014, Mendocino Music Festival Orchestra, California

Brooklyn Boomerang, for Two Pianos, 2013

Premiered November, 2013, Greenwich House Renee Weiler Recital Hall, New York City

String Quartet, 2013

Commissioned by the Ives Quartet and the Telluride Chamber Festival

Premiered August, 2013, Telluride Chamber Festival, Telluride, Colorado

Piano Concerto, 2011

Commissioned by the Camellia Symphony Orchestra

Premiered February, 2012, Sacramento, California by the Camellia Symphony Orchestra

Works are available to purchase


Julian is gearing up to play with Taiwanese pop-sensation, Yen-J, at a show in Shanghai on Sunday, October 4th

Check back for additional performance dates



Julian Pollack started mixing and producing at a young age in Northern California's East Bay.  In 2006, he moved to New York City and has collaborated with many artists both local and abroad.


Visit Julian's Production site at BRIDGE + WATER PRODUCTIONS


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