• Minton's (map)
  • 206 West 118th Street
  • New York, NY, 10026
  • United States

Doors at 11:00am. Music begins at 12:00pm. Event ends at 3:00pm.

No cover charge. Reserve a table.


A native of Belgium, Julien Hucq is a creative member of the young jazz scene of New York where he has lived since 2012. Active as performer, composer, arranger and educator, Julien multiplies collaborations and partnerships. 

We saw him playing alongside Gene Perla, John Betsch, George Schuller, Corcoran Holt, George Robert and scheduled at major NY jazz clubs and international festivals such as Seeds, IBeam, Flushing Town Hall, the Zinc Bar, Warsaw Jazz Days, Montreux Jazz Festival and Kinshasa Jazz Festival. Last year he performed with his American quartet at the television show American Music Series at Brooklyn College, which was aired recently on CUNY TV and on KRCB (PBS affiliate). 

Though rooted in the NY music scene- especially in the Harlem jazz scene since he recently moved to Washington Heights- Julien keeps a strong connection with Europe where he regularly tours: with his European quartet and trios, with the Parisian large ensemble Osiris, with British and Belgian big bands and with the Brooklyn based Hucq/ Duboule Quartet with which he both recorded and extensively toured in summer 2014 (Germany, France, Switzerland and Belgium). 

Further to the recording of Reunion, his third album as leader (recorded in Paris in January 2015 with his European Quartet) and the presentation of his new music last autumn 2015 in Paris (Bab-Ilo), London (Jackdawn) and Brussels (L’Archiduc), Julien keeps moving forward and is currently working on big band writing, on an upcoming recording with a string quartet this summer as well as preparing a next European tour this coming autumn.

About Reunion: “A simple and energetic album anchored in bop roots where a contemporary approach is displayed. A subtle and pleasant blend.” The Mad Magazine, Belgium