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Julian Loida performers his visually inspired music on the vibraphone, keyboards, bass drum, and vocals as he builds soundscapes and unique compositions. His complex rhythms, soaring melodies, and advanced techniques come together to make music many audiences members reflect on as being effortless. Beautiful, magical, a transformative are many audiences members take-aways. Having played in yoga classes to folk venues, to jazz clubs, to house concerts and university clinics, Julian is a versatile artist who can make any space or audience relax and smile.
Price Range: $300 - $1800
Gig Length: 15 - 150 minutes
What to Expect
I provide a high quality live acoustic music. My vibraphone music has been described as magical and transformative. I have played for yoga classes to jazz clubs, from folk venues to outdoor spaces. I play mostly original music, but if you have requests will require more time and likely slightly higher fee. I encourage you to visit my website JulianLoida, my Spotify profile, and Youtube channel to see the range of what I do.
I am very flexible and easy to work with. I am an event coordinator and live music producer and will be the easy-going musician I also I hope I get to work with.
“Percussionist, composer, and programmer Loida is easily one of the Boston music scene’s most valuable players. But while he’s usually to be found helping others sound good, tonight he’ll be presenting music from his new LP, Wallflower, a mesmerizing collection of original compositions for solo vibraphone.”
-The Art Fuse
Called a “thought provoker” by Boston Voyager, Julian Loida is a Boston-based percussionist, composer, and producer. Loida’s musical curiosity and open-mindedness has propelled him towards a wide-range of sounds, genres, and artistic endeavors. He’s performed jazz, folk, and classical, collaborating with dancers, visual artists, songwriters/composers, and musicians of all stripes. The thirst to participate in and experience this range of sounds is partly a product of Loida’s synesthesia. Music is a full-body experience for him, with sounds often invoking involuntary sensations of color, texture, or even taste.
Loida often writes and arranges for his projects and ensembles (the Cuban/Brazilian band INÃ, jazz quintet Mojubá, chamber-folk band Night Tree), and his music has been featured in film. His interdisciplinary projects aim at breaking down artistic barriers. The evening-length solo-project Recital of Dedications incorporates speech, visual media, and music into a series of dedications to individuals, historical moments, and more. In 2018, he released the album Bach LIVE!, featuring J.S. Bach’s music arranged for percussion. Loida’s upcoming 2019 release, Wallflower, marks his solo-album debut, and also provides the clearest distillation of his voice as a composer to date.
Loida has toured internationally as a featured artist at Korrö, Sweden’s largest folk music festival, and played some of the most prestigious music festivals in the U.S. such as Spoleto, New World Festival, the Exit Zero jazz festival, Caramoor American Roots Festival, and Round Top Music Festival. He has performed with groups such as Alarm Will Sound, the Callithumpian Consort, and the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra.
As an educator, Loida shares his scores and deep rhythmic knowledge with students of all ages. In 2017, he received his Master’s Degree in Classical Percussion from New England Conservatory.
Additional Booking Notes
Vibraphone is about the size of a medium sized kitchen table. Best if perform on the lower level unless their's an elevator and lots of pieces to move. It takes about 20-min to setup once all the equipment is in the room. I can play totally acoustically or with mics.
Past Booked Events
|July 27, 2019 • 3:00pm - 7:00pm||Birthday Party|
|April 12, 2018 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Corporate Event|
Music from my album WALLFLOWER;
J.S. Bach's G minor Adagio;
J.S. Bach Chaconne;
Baby Blue (featuring me on vocals);
my new repertoire un-recorded;
My Gentle Harp (Irish Trad.);
arranges with my duo Charles Overton & Julian Loida (preview on Youtube);
and can take requests with ample time and within reason.
Influences & Inspiration
Phillip Glass, J.S. Bach, soundtracks, Steve Reich, John Cage, The Beatles, jazz, R&B, music of the African-Diaspora, folk music, I love it all.
Vibraphone, small bass drum (optional), keyboard (optional), vocal mic (optional)