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Jules Buckley

Composer, orchestrator and conductor Jules Buckley was an alumnus of our acclaimed Talent Development Scheme, Take Five, back in 2007.

He has made a name for himself as one the most in-demand conductors and arrangers of hip contemporary orchestral projects.

Currently the Chief Conductor of Holland’s renowned Metropole Orkest – with whom he won a Grammy Award for Sylva their collaboration with Snarky Puppy, and the Musical Director of the UK’s Heritage Orchestra, whose album Classic House with Pete Tong reached number 1 in the UK charts, his daring approach to crossing and linking musical genres has brought him widespread acclaim. 

Recent press :

'Jules Buckley said he wanted to smash stereotypes, well, he certainly achieved that here’ (**** Telegraph)

'Heartfelt tribute to a great musician's extraordinary legacy’ (**** Guardian)

‘An evocative evening covered the breadth of Quincy Jones’ oeuvre’ (Financial Times

'This concert never stopped, surging ever forward and changing gears as smoothly as a sports car’ (Artsdesk)

‘Identifying highlights is not easy; it was pretty much all highlight’ (London Jazz)

‘The Quincy Jones Prom reached this next level of transcendence, with arranger and curator Jules Buckley leading the flawless Metropole Orkest’ (The Prickle

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