Tuesday, August 2, 2016

USA: The Extraordinary Jazz Guitarist Julian Lage Brings His Trio Back to Maverick Concerts’ Stage on August 13

The Extraordinary Jazz Guitarist
Julian Lage Brings His Trio

Back to Maverick Concerts’ Stage on August 13

WOODSTOCK, N.Y. (July 22, 2016) – Maverick Concerts, the oldest continuous summer chamber music festival in America, celebrates the start of its second century of Music in the Woods this year. Guitarist Julian Lage returns to the Maverick Concert Hall on August 13 to perform the fifth concert in the Jazz at the Maverick series:

Date and Time: Saturday, August 13 at 8 pm
Location: 120 Maverick Road, Woodstock, NY 12498
www.maverickconcerts.org or call 800.595.4849
Artists: Julian Lage Trio
Musical Program: Jazz guitar trio (Julian Lage, guitar; Kenny Wollesen, drums; Jorge Roeder, bass)
Contact for Artist Interviews: Aaron Sawyer, Red Light Management
(aaron.sawyer@redlightmanagement.com) or Debra.Bresnan@maverickconcerts.org)
Photos and more info: (http://www.julianlage.com) or (http://redlightmanagement.com)
            Julian Lage is a young jazz guitarist whom The New Yorker proclaimed, “is in the highest category of improvising musicians, those who can enact thoughts and impulses as they receive them.” Nate Chinen of The New York Times called him “one of jazz’s breezier virtuosos, possessed of an unflappable technical facility and a seemingly boundless curiosity.” Maverick audiences already count Lage among their favorites, and welcome him back for another eagerly anticipated jazz concert.
            Lage has been universally praised in jazz circles and within other genres for his guitar artistry in performances and recordings with such masters as Gary Burton, Nels Cline (Wilco), Fred Hersch, Carlos Santana, Pat Metheny, Toots Thielemans, Mark O’Connor and Jim Hall. He started playing guitar when he was five years old, and three years later, was the subject of an Oscar-nominated documentary short film, “Jules At 8.” He made his first recording at age 11 – “Dawg Duos” with David Grisman – and the following year, performed with Gary Burton at the 2000 Grammy Awards. His initial recording as a leader – 2009’s “Sounding Point” – garnered a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Jazz Album: subsequent recordings of his original material and re-interpretations of the Great American Songbook and mid-20th century jazz before be-bop, have secured Lage’s status as one of today’s most sought-after jazz guitarists. His current release, “Arclight” (Mack Avenue, 2016), was produced by Grammy-winning guitarist/songwriter, Jesse Harris (Norah Jones, Madeleine Peyroux): the album features drummer Kenny Wollesen, who joins Lage and bassist Jorge Roeder on this Maverick concert.

             Upcoming concerts for the week of August 20-21 feature the rousing annual Saturday night performance by Chamber Orchestra and Maverick Chamber Players, conducted by Maverick Concerts’ Music Director, Alexander Platt, and a Sunday afternoon concert by the Borromeo String Quartet. Details are below.

Saturday, August 20, 6 pm
Chamber Orchestra Concert
Continuum: Late Copland, Ginastera, and J.S. Bach
Maverick Chamber Players, Alexander Platt, conductor
Adam Tendler, piano
Emmanuel Feldman, cello
Aurea Ensemble
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Copland: Nonet for Strings (1962)
Ginastera: Puneña No. 2 for Solo Cello, Op. 45. In celebration of the composer’s centenary
Copland: Piano Fantasy (1957)
J.S. Bach: Piano Concerto No.4 in A Major, BWV 1055

Sunday, August 21, 4 pm
Borromeo String Quartet
Haydn: String Quartet No. 65 in E-Flat Major, Op. 76, No. 6
Russell Platt: Mountain Interval (2016: World premiere – commissioned by Maverick Concerts for its centennial)
Beethoven: String Quartet No.12 in E-Flat Major, Op. 127

A complete schedule for the 2016 season and additional information is available at

About Maverick Concerts
Built by hand in 1916 and situated amid the dappled shade of the Catskill woodland, the Maverick Concert Hall and grounds are listed on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places. Internationally acclaimed musicians return year after year to perform in Maverick’s “music chapel,” a concert hall that is renowned for its sublime acoustics. The barn-like wooden structure has been restored and updated, and in May 2016, Maverick Concerts received an award for Excellence in Historic Preservation from the Preservation League of New York State. It is a magical space that embraces the audience and immerses listeners in the most beautiful music in the world. The afternoon light filters through panels of diamond-shaped windows as birdsong and the occasional cloudburst create a benign and blissful counterpoint to the glorious music making.

Maverick Concerts, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Concerts are made possible in part with an award from the National Endowment for the Arts; funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the Maverick Concerts Endowment Fund; Friends of Maverick; the towns of Woodstock and Hurley; local businesses; individual donors; and other public and private foundations. Yamaha is the official piano of Maverick Concerts. The Disklavier C7X grand piano appears through the generosity of Yamaha Artist Services.

Contact:          Debra Bresnan, Maverick Concerts, Publicity Director
                        (845) 750.4708

                        Alexander Platt, Maverick Concerts, Music Director
                        (773) 844.6603