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Julian Pollack / J3PO is an established pianist/keyboardist and producer. Described by Timeout New York as a musician who “deftly balances virtuosity with tenderness,” Julian is an in-demand sideman as well a leader of his own projects. When he was 18 years old, having just moved to New York City from his native California hometown of Berkeley, he was featured on Piano Jazz, hosted by Marianne McPartland—the syndicated NPR show.

While in New York, he studied with pianists Brad Mehldau, Kenny Werner, and Jean-Michele Pilc. Professionally, Julian has recorded/performed with the likes of Marcus Miller, Michael League (Snarky Puppy), The Lesson GK, George Garzone, Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy), Nani, Bob Reynolds, Rodney Green, Tierney Sutton, John Pizzarelli, Louis Cato (The Tonight Show), Grace Kelly, Ari Hoenig, Nir Felder, Gil Goldstein (Esperanza Spalding), Chase Baird (Antonio Sanchez), Amanda Brown (Adele), Evan “EMAR” Marien, Grace Weber, and many others. Currently, Julian (as J3PO) is working on a beat-tape project which combines jazz with electronic genres such as progressive soul, experimental hip-hop, and 80s synth-wave.

Julian has written music for orchestra, including his own Piano Concerto (2012) and Night Flower (2013), and has performed internationally with orchestras around the world. He has appeared on television in the NBC hit series SMASH as well as America’s Got Talent and the Academy-Award-nominated documentary Rehearsing a Dream which continues to appear on HBO.

Julian just completed working with Nord Keyboards on a special artist series sound bank exlusively for the Nord Stage 3, which will be be released on December 19th from Nord. Please visit the Nord website and the Nord YouTube channel to see Julian demonstrate the patch bank and to download the sounds.

Julian has written music for orchestra, including his own Piano Concerto (2012) and Night Flower (2013), and has performed internationally with orchestras around the world. He has appeared on television in the NBC hit series SMASH as well as America’s Got Talent and the Academy-Award-nominated documentary Rehearsing a Dream which continues to appear on HBO.

Currently residing in Los Angeles, he runs his own studio, Bridge + Water Productions, and produces and mixes artists from around the world.

Julian is endorsed by Nord Keyboards, Dave Smith Instruments (Sequential), and Strymon Engineering FX pedals.