Based in San Diego, Julien Cantelm is highly sought after for his versatile, creative, and unique drumming. Born into a musical family, Julien’s journey began at a young age. His father a percussionist and his uncle, bassist for the Pittsburgh Symphony, introduced the violin to Julien around the age of 4 before moving on to acoustic guitar and drums.
Notable collaborations -
Geoffrey Keezer / Peter Sprague / Chico Pinheiro / The Danny Green Trio / Josh Nelson / Joshua White / Eric Marienthal / Sheila E. and Pete Escovedo / Matt Pierson Sear Sound NYC / Eva Scow / Marcos Silva / Ian Faquini / Fabiano Do Nascimento / Rebecca Kleinmann / Sam Gendel
The Danny Green Trio: http://dannygreen.net/
2015 Winner of Best Jazz Album of the Year San Diego Music Awards
Cantelm joined the Danny Green Trio in 2010 and recorded on Green’s highly acclaimed 2012 release A Thousand Ways Home which reached #17 on the national jazz charts and was nominated for best jazz album in the SDMA's.
Kelp Giant: http://kelpgiant.com/ - an instrumental Guitar, Sax, and Drum trio performing original music drawing inspiration from Eastern European Balkan music, Flamenco, and Jazz. The trio utilizes live looping and special effects to create a full and unique sound.
Julien performs and records with an exceptional guitarist/composer Dusty Brough in a duo collaboration with frequent guest artists.
2013 release "Tortoise in the Presence of a Goldfish."
“...guitarist Dusty Brough and drummer Julien Cantelm will leave you with your jaw on the floor.”
Allison Adams Tucker - World Jazz Vocalist
Julien has toured extensively throughout the USA and has toured Europe
Privet - https://privet.bandcamp.com/album/privet-lp
Nos De Chita - http://www.nosdechita.com/ Educational Outreach Programs
Hot Blood Orkestar - https://soundcloud.com/hborkestar