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Julian Lage (Trio) with Special Guests TBA
May 11, 2016 @ 6:00 pm| $20-$35
The New York Times puts it, he is an artist whose roots are “tangled in jazz, folk, classical, and country music.” A child guitar prodigy, he was the subject of the 1997 Oscar-nominated documentary short Jules at Eight. He made his first recording, with David Grisman, at the age of 11 and subsequently caught the attention of the world at large when he appeared alongside Gary Burton at the 2000 Grammy Awards. His first recording as a leader, 2009’s Sounding Point, garnered a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Jazz Album.
Collaboration has been essential to Lage’s process, including those with Jim Hall, who was a major influence on the young Lage. His duo album with Fred Hersch, Free Flying, received a coveted five-star review in DownBeat magazine. Soon after, he teamed with experimental guitarist Nels Cline on Room, a live-in-the-studio exchange. Last year he released Avalon, a duo recording with fellow guitarist Chris Eldridge (of the Punch Brothers) that surveyed the American Songbook with an easygoing virtuosity. In addition to his own projects-including his first solo guitar album,World’s Fair-he has recorded with Eric Harland, Anthony Wilson, Martin Taylor, Joshua Bell, and Yoko Ono