Jules Buckley

Jules Buckley

Composer, orchestrator and conductor Jules Buckley has made a name for himself as one of Europe's most in-demand conductors and arrangers of hip contemporary orchestral projects.

Currently the Chief Conductor of Holland’s renowned Metropole Orkest – with whom he won a 2016 Grammy Award for their collaboration with Snarky Puppy with Sylva (released on GroundUP Music/Ropeadope Records) - and the Musical Director of the UK’s Heritage Orchestra, his daring approach to crossing and linking musical genres has brought him widespread acclaim. 

Here is a selection of his work that has been announced for 2016: 


11 August: PROM 36: LATE NIGHT WITH JAMIE CULLUM with the Heritage Orchestra, conducted by Jules Buckley
Venue: Royal Albert Hall

22 August: PROM 49: METROPOLE ORKEST PLAYS QUINCY JONES conducted by Jules Buckley
Venue: Royal Albert Hall

30 August: PROM 61: LATE NIGHT WITH KAMASI WASHINGTON with Strings of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jules Buckley
Venue: Royal Albert Hall

Wed 30 Nov: Pete Tong presents Ibiza Classics with the Heritage Orchestra, conducted by Jules Buckley
Venue: Birmingham Genting Arena

1 Dec: Pete Tong presents Ibiza Classics with the Heritage Orchestra, conducted by Jules Buckley
Venue: The O2

​2 Dec: Pete Tong presents Ibiza Classics with the Heritage Orchestra, conducted by Jules Buckley
Venue: Manchester Arena


2 Sept:  Bremen Music Festival, Musikfest goes Overseas with multiple bill of jazz in the Spielstatten, featuring Metropole Orkest conduted by Jules Buckley with American trumpeter and composer Christian Scott (Tunde Adjuah) and the fusion-funk-jazz band Snarky Puppy. 
Venue: BLG-Forum Überseestadt, Bremen

8 September: Bremen Music Festival
Metropole Orkest conducted by Jules Buckley with featured guest Grammy Award winning jazz vocalist Kurt Elling.
Venue: Forum Alte Werft, Papenburg


19 Oct:  Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) Opening Concert “Scripted Orkestra” a collaboration between Henrik Schwarz and Metropole Orkest conducted by Jules Buckley
Venue: Melkweg

29 October & 17 December: Metropole Orkest & Kovacs conducted by Jules Buckley
Venues: 29 Oct (Koninklijk Theatre Carre, Amsterdam) and 17 Dec (Theatres Tilburg, Tilburg)

Latest press:




'Jules Buckley said he wanted to smash stereotypes, well, he certainly achieved that here’ (**** Telegraph)

’Heartfelt tribute to a great musician's extraordinary legacy.’ (**** Guardian)

‘An evocative evening covered the breadth of Jones’ oeuvre’ (Financial Times

 'This concert never stopped, surging ever forward and changing gears as smoothly as a sports car.’ (Artsdesk)

 ‘Identifying highlights is not easy; it was pretty much all highlight.’ (London Jazz)

‘The Quincy Jones Prom reached this next level of transcendence, with arranger and curator Jules Buckley leading the flawless Metropole Orkest’ (The Prickle

Enquiries about Jules Buckley to: Martel Ollerenshaw, martel.ollerenshaw@serious.org.uk

For press, enquiries to: Indy Vidyalankara indy@indypendentpr.com