An Evening with the Julian Lage Trio
Heart Space and The Raven present: An Evening with the Julian Lage Trio.
Jazz guitarist Julian Lage, a Santa Rosa native, on electric guitar and in a trio format, backed by double bassist Scott Colley and drummer Kenny Wollesen. Like that titular intense white light, Lage is a performer who burns brightly: The pace he sets is brisk, the mood often upbeat, the playing so quick-witted and offhandedly dazzling that one is compelled to immediately press "repeat," especially when tracks like "Persian Rug" and "Activate" whiz by in under two and a half minutes.
Lage has long been heralded for his virtuosic ability as an acoustic guitarist. In fact, he was well known in musician circles as a guitar prodigy, whose early genius was captured in a 1997 Oscar-nominated documentary short, Jules At 8. As an adult, he's fulfilled the promise of his extraordinary youthful talent.
“He is in the highest category of improvising musicians, those who can enact thoughts and impulses as they receive them.” -New Yorker's Alec Wilkinson.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All ages show.