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July 13, 2010

NYU Jazz Interview Series: Julian Lage

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My first impression of Julian at the interview was that he was proactive in introducing himself to me. With a winning smile and firm handshake, someone has clued Julian in on the all so important rules of engagement. And, thank goodness for that, since there is so much competition in the music world, every musician needs to make friends and allies on and off the bandstand. That being said, don’t think Julian will have any problems getting over with audiences. He seems to play music effortlessly and with enthusiasm and passion. I actually met Julian when he was around 12 years old, and he could already play the hell out of the guitar at that tender age. As a matter of fact, he seemed as mature and focused at twelve as he did during our interview. I wish him great success in the many years to come.

- Dave Schroeder, NYU Jazz Interview Series Host





Recommended:
Julian Lage-Sounding Point
Gary Burton-Generations
Taylor Eigsti-Lucky To Be Me

Links:
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Produced by NYU Jazz Studies Dept. and Jazz Online and in association with Barnes & Noble, The NYU Steinhardt Jazz Series features interviews with the jazz greats. The series is hosted by Dave Schroeder, Director of Jazz Studies at NYU Steinhardt.


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