Lage Lund

Lage Lund is acclaimed as one of the best guitarists of his generation and one of today’s most exciting jazz artists. Appearing in the “Rising star – Guitar” category of 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 the first prize in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition.

Armed with a growing and impressive body of original compositions and mastery of the standard repertoire, Lund swings with great authority displaying stunning harmonic refinement and a singularly fluid voice as a soloist.

He also brings a “casually magnetic” presence to the stage, “channeling reticence into a mystical whisper” and “balancing his abundant skills with an aesthetic of shimmering calm” (New York Times).

Born and raised in Norway, Lund moved to Boston after high school on a scholarship from Berklee College of Music. In 2002, he moved to New York and soon became the first electric guitarist to enroll at the Juilliard School of Music.

In the years since winning the Monk Competition, he has become a sought-after sideman with the David Sanchez Quartet, the Maria Schneider Orchestra, Mark Turner, Seamus Blake and many others.

Lage Lund the masterclass

h 18:00 – 20:00
Saint Louis

49 Urbana Street