The Debutones

Julian Smedley

 Violin and Vocals

Julian has  enjoyed a long and highly accomplished career as a professional musician starting with singing as a choirboy in his native England. As a violinist he performed regularly on the BBC, and he co-founded the Bowles Brothers Band, which recorded on Decca Records.  Since moving to the West Coast of the US he has performed with such artists as Art Lande, Ralph Towner, Gary Peacock and Gil Evans and he was a member of the Bay Area’s Hot Club of San Francisco. The Debutones are honored to draw on Julian’s experience as a distinguished performer, producer, and recording artist. Since his 2011 return to the Pacific Northwest, Julian has been performing with The Greg Ruby Quartet, and Julian and Alison, a jazz duo with his wife.