Julian Lage – biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

IntroAmerican musician
Is Guitarist 
Jazz musician 
Jazz guitarist 
From United States of America 
Type Music 
Birth 25 December 1987, Santa Rosa
Age:32 years

Julian Lage (born December 25, 1987) is an American jazz guitarist and composer.


In addition to leading his own group, Lage is a member of Gary Burton’s New Quartet and Eric Harland’s Voyager. He also has a duo project with Chris Eldridge.

Lage has played with such renowned artists as Jim Hall, Mark O’Connor, Ambrose Akinmusire, Dayna Stephens, Walter Smith III, Taylor Eigsti, Gary Burton, Eric Harland, Larry Grenadier, Fred Hersch, Béla Fleck, Antonio Sanchez, and Nels Cline, among others.

A child prodigy, Lage was the subject of the 1997 documentary Jules at Eight. At age 13 Lage performed at the 2000 Grammy Awards. He has been a faculty member at the Stanford Jazz Workshop at Stanford University since age 15. Classically trained at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Lage has studied at Sonoma State University, Ali Akbar College of Music, and 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.

A former resident of Boston, Lage moved to New York City in October 2010. Lage primarily plays a Linda Manzer Blue Note Archtop, which he has owned since he was 11.


As leader

  • Sounding Point (EmArcy, 2009)
  • Gladwell (EmArcy, 2011)
  • World’s Fair (2015)
  • Arclight (Mack Avenue, 2016)

As co-leader

  • Free Flying (Palmetto, 2013) – with Fred Hersch
  • Avalon (Modern Lore, 2014) – with Chris Eldridge
  • Room (Mack Avenue, 2014) – with Nels Cline
  • Mount Royal (Free Dirt, 2017) – with Chris Eldridge

As sideman

  • David Grisman: Dawg Duos (1999)
  • Gary Burton: Generations (2004)
  • Gary Burton: Next Generations (2005)
  • Taylor Eigsti: Lucky to Be Me (2006)
  • Taylor Eigsti: Let It Come to You (2008)
  • Taylor Eigsti: Daylight at Midnight (2010)
  • Eric Harland: Voyager: Live by Night (2010)
  • Gary Burton: Common Ground (2011)
  • Nicole Henry: Embraceable (2011)
  • Sophie Milman: In the Moonlight (2011)
  • Anthony Wilson: Seasons: Live at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2011)
  • Dayna Stephens: Today Is Tomorrow (2012)
  • Ariel Pocock: Touchstone (2013)
  • Gary Burton: Guided Tour (2013)
  • Dayna Stephens: Peace (2014)
  • Eric Harland: Vipassana (2014)
  • Nels Cline: Lovers (Blue Note, 2016)
  • Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge – Mount Royal
  • Chris Eldridge – Twitter
  • Bone Collector video from Julian & Chris