“One of jazz’s breezier virtuosos, possessed of an unflappable technical facility and a seemingly boundless curiosity.” – The New York Times
Tonight, jazz prodigy Julian Lage premieres his own original music arranged for solo electric guitar. It will include music from the album “World’s Fair” as well as the premiere of several new etudes for solo guitar; a continuation of an ongoing etudes composition project.
About Julian Lage
The New York Times calls Julian “…one of jazz’s breezier virtuosos, possessed of an unflappable technical facility and a seemingly boundless curiosity.” At age 27, Julian Lage already boasts a resume that an artist twice his age would be proud to claim. A former child prodigy—he was the subject of the 1997 documentary Jules at Eight—the California- born, now New York–based guitarist has collaborated with such giants as Gary Burton, Jim Hall, David Grisman, Béla Fleck, and Charles Lloyd. He’s released three albums as a leader, most recently 2016’s trio outing Arclight featuring Scott Colley and Kenny Wollesen. UK’s Jazzwise describes Arclight as ‘… a bright light shone on very specific, finely wrought musical miniatures that unfold untold pleasures.’
Lage has also release several duo projects including Wilco guitarist Nels Cline, pianist Fred Hersch, and Punch Brothers guitarist Chris Eldridge.