Lage Lund Biography
Lage Lund is acclaimed not only as one of the finest guitarists of his generation, but also one of the most compelling jazz artists in the world today. A regular in the “Rising star – Guitar” category in the Downbeat Critic’s Poll, he has been hailed by Pat Metheny as a favorite young guitarist, and is “all music and all soul” according to Russell Malone - one of the judges who awarded Lund top prize in the 2005 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. Armed with a mastery of the standard repertoire and a growing and impressive body of original compositions, Lund swings with great authority, displaying a staggering harmonic sophistication and a singularly fluid voice as a soloist. He also brings a “casually magnetic” presence to the stage, “channeling reticence into a whisper-quiet mystique” (New York Times). Born and raised in Norway, Lund relocated to Boston after high school on a scholarship to Berklee College of Music. In 2002 he moved to New York and soon became the first electric guitarist ever to enroll at the Juilliard School of Music. In the years since his Monk Competition victory, he has become a sought-after sideman with the David Sanchez Quartet, the Maria Schneider Orchestra, the Mark Turner Quartet and many more. He has been fortunate enough to work with elder statesmen and peers alike: Ron Carter, Mulgrew Miller, Danilo Perez,Wynton Marsalis, FLY, Marcus Strickland, Will Vinson, Aaron Parks, Kendrick Scott, and Carmen Lundy among others. With four releases on the Criss Cross label including “Unlikely Stories” - a vibrant set of original tunes with a superb supporting cast. That along with “Foolhardy and “Idlewild - all feature bassist Ben Street and drummer Bill Stewart but “Idlewild” is the first in a trio setting. The results are stellar as Lund continues to refine his artistry, bringing tonal clarity and an unerring sense of proportion to music.
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March 03, 2011
Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, Joe La Barbera, Sheila Jordan, Dave...
July 01, 2010
Guitarist Lage Lund Interviewed at AAJ
November 20, 2009
Bassist Orlando le Fleming to Record Live Album with Antonio Sanchez,...
July 15, 2009
Randy Ingram Quartet Feat. Lage Lund @ The 55 Bar, Friday, July 17
April 04, 2008
Lage Lund in Concerts in NYC
September 22, 2007
Lage Lund: Standards - Available on Itunes
July 17, 2007
Lage Lund 5 @ Jazz Gallery Friday on Juky 20th
November 28, 2006
Lage Lund 5 at 55bar Wednesday 11/29
July 27, 2006
Lage Lund 5 @ Fat Cat Friday & Saturday 7/28-29
July 20, 2006
Lage Lund 5 @ Jazz Gallery Friday 7/21
“Of the younger cats, Lage Lund is THE one. He’s a wonderful player, scary actually!” – Kurt Rosenwinkel
“ A guitarist who balances his abundant proficiencies with an aesthetic of gleaming calm” - NY Times
The guitarist Lage Lund exudes a diffident and self-deprecating kind of cool. He's not a talker, or even much of a frontman. But as he demonstrated at the TriBeCa Performing Arts Center on Tuesday night, his playing and presence can both be casually magnetic. Like Jim Hall, one of the guitarists in his heroes' gallery, he channels reticence into a whisper-quiet mystique.
—The New York Times
Young guitar virtuoso...
As unequivocally strong as everyone is on the date, it's Lund who stands out, if only because he is a younger player with a small but increasingly significant discography..
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