Julian Lage at the Monterey Jazz Festival, 2014
|Born||December 25, 1987|
Santa Rosa, California, U.S.
|Labels||EmArcy, Mack Avenue|
|Associated acts||Gary Burton, John Zorn, Mark O'Connor, Taylor Eigsti, Eric Harland, Margaret Glaspy, Nels Cline, Chris Eldridge, Gyan Riley|
A child prodigy, Lage was the subject of the 1996 short documentary film Jules at Eight. At 12, Lage performed at the 2000 Grammy Awards. At 15, Lage became a faculty member at the Stanford Jazz Workshop at Stanford University. Classically trained at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Lage has studied at Sonoma State University and the Ali Akbar College of Music. He graduated from the Berklee College of Music in 2008.
On March 24, 2009 Lage released his debut album Sounding Point on EmArcy Records, to favorable reviews. It was nominated for the 2010 Grammy Award Best Contemporary Jazz Album. Lage's second album, titled Gladwell was released April 26, 2011, to positive reviews.
As of 2018, Lage's trio features bassist Scott Colley and drummer Kenny Wollesen. Lage also has duo projects with guitarists Chris Eldridge, Gyan Riley and Nels Cline. For the 2017 guitar duo album Mount Royal, Lage and Eldridge received a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album. 
As leader or co-leader
- Sounding Point (EmArcy, 2009)
- Gladwell (EmArcy, 2011)
- Free Flying (Palmetto, 2013) with Fred Hersch
- Avalon (Modern Lore, 2014) with Chris Eldridge
- Room (Mack Avenue, 2014) with Nels Cline
- World's Fair (Modern Lore, 2015)
- Arclight (Mack Avenue, 2016)
- Mount Royal (Free Dirt, 2017) with Chris Eldridge
- Modern Lore (Mack Avenue, 2018)
With Gary Burton
With Taylor Eigsti
- Lucky to Be Me (2006)
- Let It Come to You (2008)
- Daylight at Midnight (2010)
- David Grisman: Dawg Duos (1999)
- Eric Harland: Voyager: Live by Night (2010)
- Nicole Henry: Embraceable (2011)
- Anthony Wilson: Seasons: Live at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2011)
- Sophie Milman: In the Moonlight (2011)
- Ariel Pocock: Touchstone (2013)
- Dayna Stephens: Today Is Tomorrow (2012)
- Dayna Stephens: Peace (2014)
- Eric Harland: Vipassana (2014)
- Nels Cline: Lovers (Blue Note, 2016)
- John Zorn: Midsummer Moons (2017)
- John Zorn: Insurrection (2018)
- The Nels Cline 4: Currents, Constellations (2018)
Awards and Nominations
Independent Music Awards
|2018||"Mount Royal" (with Chris Eldridge)||Instrumental Album||Won|
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