At a very young age he already gained recognition from well-known guitarists and jazz musicians (including Santana and Gary Burton) and became a protégé of Jim Hall, one of the most influential masters of the jazz guitar. These days Julian Lage himself is considered a leading guitarist, in the more traditional country and jazz circles as well as in the avant-garde. He plays in the band of Chris Thile on his radio show Live from Here, the follow-up the legendary Praire Home Companion, and he regularly works with singular composer John Zorn.

‘A virtuosic swirl of twangy textures and gritty grooves that cry Americana with a postmodern twist’ (Downbeat). ‘He doesn’t need to hide behind effects’ (Jazz Wise).