Cathie Rae, Manager

Hello! My name is Cathie Rae and I manage award winning saxophonist, band leader, composer, arranger and educator Julian Argüelles. Click HERE for Julian's YouTube channel including most recent "live" footage and more. Julian works in all formats and is available for commissions, workshops and collaborative work. His music has been described as supremely lyrical, with beautiful melodies whilst staying cliche free. At 20 he joined the much acclaimed band Loose Tubes. Over the past 30 years, he has toured and recorded throughout the world with leading musicians such as Hermeto Pascoal, Dave Holland, John Taylor, Django Bates, John Scoffield, Kenny Wheeler, John Abercrombie, and Bill Frisell. He is also in high demand throughout Europe as a side man. He holds the position of professor of jazz saxophone at the prestidgeous KUG Institute of Jazz in Austria and currently lives in Graz.

Selected recent awards & projects:
  • Featured arranger / artist with Aarhus Jazz Orchestra, festival, July 2017 with their South Africa Big Band Nights project featuring Julian's brother Steve, SA acapella group iComplete & dance Lulu Mlangeni
  • South Africa; 5 concerts sponsored by York University
  • Recipient of Fellowship from Birmingham University (UK) for services to Jazz, June 2017
  • Recipient of Parliamentary Jazz Award 2016 for best CD, Let it be Told (Basho records), Frankfurt Radio Big band featuring Django Bates & Steve Argüelles
  • Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2016: Let it be Told premier featuring Frankfurt Radio Big Band, Django Bates & Steve Argüelles
  • London Jazz Festival 2015: Phronesis with the Frankfurt Radio Big Band [arranged & conducted by Julian Argüelles - further developments to be announced]
  • Release of 13th CD as a leader and first CD with Julian's UK quartet, "Tetra" (Whirlwind Recordings October 2015), plus English Arts council funded UK tour - 10 dates across the UK.
" of the very finest saxophonists in modern jazz in this [England] – or for that matter in any – country."
(Julian Argüelles Tetra, live review by Peter Bacon, "Jazz Breakfast", 11.6.16)

Contact information for bookings and more information:
Manager: Cathie Rae
t: +43(0)316 31 81 41
cell: +43 (0)664 160 1535

Website (for most recent press, calendar, photos, biog, discography etc):