YSU hosts jazz guitarist for master class
Julian Lage will lead a jazz guitar master class at Youngstown State University.
Lage began playing guitar at age 5 and was the subject of the 1996 documentary “Jules at Eight.” As a child, he performed with such artists as Carlos Santana, Pat Metheny, Kenny Werner, Toots Thielemans, Martin Taylor and David Grisman, and he recorded with Grisman on the 1999 album “Dawg Duos” and the 2000 compilation “Acoustic Disc: 100% Handmade Music, Vol. 5.”
Lage’s debut solo album, “Sounding Point,” was released in 2009, and since then, he has fronted a quintet and recorded duo albums with Christ Eldridge and Nels Cline (Wilco).
In 2016, he released the trio album “Arclight” with bassist Scott Colley and drummer Kenny Wollesen and produced by Grammy winner Jesse Harris (Norah Jones, Madeleine Peyroux). The trio’s most recent release is “Modern Lore.”
The class will feature performances by Lage, Jorge Roeder (bass) and Eric Doob (drums) and performances by YSU music students — guitar duo Dan Mihelarakis and Nicholas Frank performing “Solar” by Miles Davis; guitar duo Andy Pickard and Tyler Guerrieri performing “Oleo” by Sonny Rollins; a trio featuring Dan Mihelarakis, guitar, Matt Jackson, bass, and Hobie Butcher, drums, performing “Lady Bird” by Tad Dameron; and a trio featuring Nicholas Frank, guitar, Ian Kinnaman, bass, and Jesse DeLorenzo, drums, performing “Bright Size Life” by Pat Metheny.
The master class runs from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Monday in room 2222 of Bliss Hall. The program is free. For more information, call 330-941-2307.