This concert is underwritten in part by a generous donation from Marlies and Helmut Kraemer
Though still in his mid-twenties, guitarist-composer Julian Lage has already enjoyed a remarkable career. As the New York Times has asserted, Julian is a an artist whose roots are “tangled in jazz, folk, classical and country music.” A child prodigy, he was the subject of the 1997 Academy Award-nominated documentary, Jules at Eight. He made his first recording, with the ultimate genre-bender, David Grisman, at the age of 11; and subsequently caught the attention of Gary Burton at the 2000 Grammy Awards, where he was appearing in a youth band. Gary took Julian under his wing, making him the latest guitarist in a succession of prize discoveries over the years that include Pat Metheny, Larry Coryell, John Scofield, and Kurt Rosenwinkel. Julian began appearing, with his parents in tow, with Burton's band. Julian was just 12.
Julian’s first recording as a leader, Sounding Point, garnered a 2010 Grammy nomination as Best Contemporary Jazz Album. Two others, Avalon a guitar duo, and a new solo album, World’s Fair, have followedo critical acclaim. But Julian is comfortable with his outstanding conventional jazz trio and that makes this South Florida JAZZ appearance with bassist Orlando le Fleming and drummer Kenny Wolleson a much-anticipated event.
Julian Lage – guitars
Orlando le Fleming – acoustic bass
Kenny Wolleson – drums
Funding for South Florida JAZZ is provided in part by a grant from the Broward County Board of County