Based in San Diego, Julien Cantelm stands out for his dynamic, imaginative, and distinctive drumming skills. Immersed in a unique musical and creative environment from a young age, Julien embarked on his musical journey through exploration and the indirect influences of his percussionist father, Cuban mother, and bassist uncle, a member of the Pittsburgh Symphony. Introduced to the violin at the age of 4, he transitioned to acoustic guitar and drums around the age of 11. Julien's artistic journey has led him through many diverse realms of music and art, contributing his talents to local, national and international projects.


Notable collaborations -

Geoffrey Keezer / Peter Sprague / Chico Pinheiro / The Danny Green Trio / Josh Nelson / Joshua White / Sheila E. and Pete Escovedo / Matt Pierson Sear Sound NYC / Eva Scow / Marcos Silva / Ian Faquini / Fabiano Do Nascimento / Rebecca Kleinmann / Sam Gendel / Dusty Brough / Kelp Giant / Eric Marienthal / Scott Thompson / Victor Baker Guitar's NYC / Natalie Cressman

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Julien offers private lessons at his studio, remote, and in some situations available to commute. 

Former Instructor at Kalabash School of Music and Arts -