Julian Pattison is a pianist/keyboardist in the vicinity of Vancouver, British Columbia, and found his passion for music at an early age. His piano style combines elements of pop, jazz, hip-hop, funk, latin, blues, gospel, and folk – and results in a fresh approach to music new and old.His secondary instruments include voice, guitar, percussion, and organ. Julian is so pleased to be working with Janet Warren and Higher Ground.
Julian holds a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from Capilano University, a Grade 10 Piano Diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music, and a Master’s in Business Administration from Royal Roads University. When not playing with Higher Ground, he can be found playing with Will Benavides and the soul band The All Nighters, emulating Oscar Peterson and Billy Joel at local cocktail receptions and weddings, and accompanying choirs in his community.
Julian is well-known as a music resource for congregations and special events within the United Church of Canada. Julian’s compositions are quickly making their way across Canada, and several of these tunes have been included in church hymnbooks and curriculums. He is a founding member of the musical group rEvolve.
In his spare time, Julian is a manager with the YMCA and continues to be a popular choice for on-call music opportunities within BC and beyond. He can be found at www.julianpattison.ca.