Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Jazz St. Louis offering 2-for-1 special
on tickets for Julian Lage

Jazz St. Louis is offering a 2-for-1 special on tickets for guitarist Julian Lage (pictured), who's playing this Friday, March 25 at Jazz at the Bistro.

The advertised ticket price is $20 each, but with the discount, ticket buyers get two seats for twenty bucks. The discount is available for both the 8:30 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. sets. To get it, call 314-289-4030 and use coupon code JLG2011.

A California native, Lage was mentored early in his career by vibraphonist Gary Burton, and also is a musical associate of the much-hyped young pianist Taylor Eigsti. Lage's 2009 debut CD Sounding Point was nominated for a Grammy Award, and he's just released the follow-up, Gladwell. With influences including modern jazz, chamber music, newgrass, and various world music traditions, Lage is a bit hard to pin down stylistically, but he's clearly a talented player with potential appeal beyond a hardcore jazz audience. You can hear three sample tracks from Gladwell in the embedded audio player below.


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