| Jules Buckley|
| Amsterdam Meets New Tango|
| January 8, 1980 (age 35)
London, United Kingdom (1980-01-08) |
Arranger, conductor, composer
Metropole Orkest, Heritage Orchestra
Folk music, Pop music, Jazz
Latin Grammy Award for Best Tango Album
Laura Mvula, Vince Mendoza, Pablo Ziegler, Yael Naim, Pete Tong
Jules Buckley Wikipedia
Jules Buckley (born 8 January 1980, Aylesbury) is an English conductor, composer and arranger.
Buckley grew up in Buckinghamshire, attending Aylesbury Grammar School from 1992-98 and playing in the Aylesbury Music Centre Dance Band. He is the third son of GP, Dr Keith Buckley and mother, Joan Buckley, nurse. He attended the Guildhall School of Music, where he studied the trumpet. His initial career interest was to become a jazz trumpeter, but he developed an interest in musical arrangements and conducting whilst at Guildhall, and subsequently shifted his academic focus to composition. In 2004, Buckley and producer/manager Chris Wheeler co-founded the Heritage Orchestra, with the intention of featuring an orchestra in a music club setting. In 2008 Buckley became principal guest conductor of the Metropole Orkest.
In 2013, he became the chief conductor of the Metropole Orkest. With the Heritage Orchestra and the Metropole Orkest, Buckley has appeared regularly at The Proms in concerts of non-classical repertoire.
Buckley has worked with the WDR Big Band, Jose James and the Royal Concertgebouworkest, Patrick Watson and the Orchestre Nationale d'Ile de France, and arranged and conducted Caro Emerald's album "The Shocking Miss Emerald". Other collaborations have included projects with Gregory Porter, Tori Amos, Markus Stockhausen, Michael Kiwanuka, Jonathan Jeremiah, Basement Jaxx, Massive Attack, Arctic Monkeys, John Cale, Emeli Sandé, Cinematic Orchestra, Jamie Cullum, Beardyman and Dizzee Rascal. In February 2016, the Snarky Puppy album Sylva, which featured Buckley and the Metropole Orkest, won a Grammy award for ‘Best Contemporary Instrumental Album’ at the 58th annual Grammys in February 2016. In 2016 he conducted the Metropole Orkest at the BBC Proms in a concert celebrating the music of Quincy Jones. At the end of 2016, Buckley celebrated Number 1 album chart success with Classic House, with Pete Tong and The Heritage Orchestra. Buckley conducted The National Symphony Orchestra with Snarky Puppy at the JF Kennedy Center, Washington DC (USA) on Wednesday 22 February.