Julian Lage, of Santa Rosa is a “young” acoustic guitar performer just under 30, but already with 15 years performing. He was identified early as a prodigy, and had performed at the Grammy Awards at 13. A lot of his work could sound like fusion or contemporary jazz. Julian performs in multiple groups, has 7 releases out already, and has been nominated for a Grammy. Try a few pieces here for yourself; “Freight Train,” and “233 Butler.”
Visit the 18th Healdsburg Jazz Festival in June between the 3rd & the 12th, and click this site for their full list of artists.