Guitarist presents masterclass on campus

Julian Lage

Guest artist Julian Lage, a child prodigy guitarist whose early life was the subject of an Academy Award-nominated documentary, presents at masterclass in Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music 1:30 to 4 p.m. Monday, March 12 in Room 2222 of Bliss Hall.

The program is free and open to the public.

The class features performances by Julian Lage, Jorge Roeder (bass) and Eric Doob (drums) and performances by YSU music students from the Guitar Duo: Dan Mihelarakis and Nicholas Frank, Andy Pickard and Tyler Guerrieri who will perform Oleo by Sonny Rollins ; Trio: Dan Mihelarakis (guitar), Matt Jackson (bass), and Hobie Butcher (drums) who will perform Lady Bird by Tad Dameron and Trio: Nicholas Frank (guitar), Ian Kinnaman (bass), and Jesse DeLorenzo (drums) who will perform Bright Size Life by Pat Metheny.

Lage began playing guitar at the age of five and performing in public a year later. Shortly thereafter, he began playing with such renowned artists as Carlos Santana (when he was only eight years old), Pat Metheny, Kenny Werner, Toots Thielemans, Martin Taylor, and David Grisman, among others, resulting in Lage being the subject of the 1997 Academy Award-nominated documentary film, “Jules at Eight.” Lage has appeared at numerous jazz concerts/festivals and also performed at the 2000 Grammy Awards. In 2009, he released his debut solo album, “Sounding Point” and has produced several albums since.

Parking is available in the Wick Avenue deck for a nominal fee. For more information, call 330-941-2307.