Julie Collins

Courses: Big Band  Modern Jazz

Julie is a saxophonist who has been playing in various big bands around the Merseyside region, on and off for the last 25 years. She achieved a Diploma (ABRSM) in Saxophone performance in 2012 and since then has been studying jazz with pianist and MU Northern Regional officer, Barry Dalman and more recently with Saxophonist Dave Gilbertson.

Although Big bands are her main interest she also plays with the North Cheshire Wind Orchestra and Liverpool Hope University Concert Band , playing alto and baritone saxophone respectively.

Julie is a long-standing member of the radical Liverpool band, the Peacemakers, and with them has campaigned and raised funds for many grassroots causes over the last twenty odd years. As a day job she lectures in Science Education at Liverpool Hope University and is an active member of UCU.