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  Lage Lund Trio (Lage Lund /Guitar - Joe Sanders / bass - Gregory Hutchinson/ drums) on  
on May 11, 2018 at Gazarte - Voutadon 32-34- Gazi - 210 3460347 -  Lage Lund is one of the most distinctive guitarists on the current scene. "... Lund opened huge aural expanses with voicings of just two or three notes, and burned down the house with one impossibly deft solo after another... I'm not sure I've ever seen anyone play the instrument that well." TimeOut, JazzTimes

"... 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


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.

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 Mingus Orchestra 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. 2015 brings Idlewild - the third record featuring bassist Ben Street and drummer Bill Stewart but 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.

Also on released in 2015 is the OWL Trio – Arts and Letters EP, a follow up to their critically acclaimed eponymous debut (selected as one of iTunes US “best of 2013”) as well as Maria Schneider Orchestras highly celebrated Thompson Fields – the title track being a feature for Lund.

Through stateside appearances and live engagements throughout Europe, Japan and around the world, Lund has ascended to the highest ranks as a performer and a creative force. He is among those setting the agenda for jazz improvisation in the 21st century.

“Of the younger cats, Lage Lund is THE one. He’s a wonderful player, scary actually!” – Kurt Rosenwinkel

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