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Julian Lage (2012)

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Native Californian Julian Lage is a true prodigy, performing on guitar in public at age six. His extraordinary talent was documented two years later in an Oscar-nominated documentary by Mark Becker, "Jules at Eight".

At age 13, Julian performed at the Grammy Awards. He had classical training at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, studied at Sonoma State and the Ali Akbar College of Music, and he's a graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston; he's been a faculty member at the Stanford Jazz Workshop since age 15.

Julian has played with, among others, Gary Burton, David Grisman, Mark O'Connor, Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, Béla Fleck, and his own good friend, Taylor Eigsti.

In 2009 Julian released his debut recording as a leader, "Sounding Point", following in 2011 with "Gladwell".
Pick Artist Album Song Label
# 1 Gillian Welch Time (The Recorder) Dear Someone Acony Records
# 2 Randy Newman The Randy Newman Songbook, Vol. 1 I Think It's Going to Rain Today Nonesuch
# 3 Jimmy Giuffre Free Fall Propulsion Columbia
# 4 St Vincent Actor Black Rainbow 4AD
# 5 Matt Munisteri Brock Mumford: Love Story Orange Crate Art Old Cow Music
# 6 Bill Evans and Jim Hall Undercurrent My Funny Valentine Blue Note
# 7 Bill Frisell Gone, Just Like a Train Nature Symphony Nonesuch
# 8 Béla Fleck The Bluegrass Sessions: Tales from the Acoustic Planet, Vol. 2 Blue Mountain Hop Warner Bros
# 9 Andy Irvine and Paul Brady Irvine & Brady Arthur McBride Green Linnet
Book David Gorman, "The Body Moveable"
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