Julian Lage

103 S. First St. Charlottesville, VA 22902, null, null null


  • Presented By: The Southern Café and Music Hall
  • Dates: December 9, 2021
  • Location: The Southern Café and Music Hall
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Price: Advance: 20.00, Day of Show: 20.00, Masterclass (includes ticket price): 80.00


Hailed as one of the most prodigious guitarists of his generation and “highest category of improvising musicians" (New Yorker), Julian Lage has spent more than a decade searching through the myriad strains of American musical history via impeccable technique, free association and a spirit of infinite possibility. The California-born New York-based musician boasts a prolific resume on his own accord in addition to collaborating with Gary Burton and John Zorn, as well as duo projects with Nels Cline, Chris Eldridge and Fred Hersch, among others.


As Lage set out to record his debut for Blue Note Records, the virtuoso guitarist reflected on the label’s storied history and the way his own music connected with it. The result is Squint, a striking new album that weds incisive, expressive songwriting with the profound interplay Lage has honed over the past few years with his deft trio featuring bassist Jorge Roeder and drummer Dave King.



Julian Lage is thrilled to offer an exclusive Master Class at select cities on his “Squint” Fall Tour – including Charlottesville! All Master Class tickets include concert admission. Class start time is generally 1 hr before doors, exact time will be communicated about 1 week before show. During the class, 30 mins will be spent teaching to a unique piece of curriculum before a 10-15 min Q&A session. Tickets are limited to ensure everyone has a hands-on experience. Also, participants will receive a Julian Lage Essentials Kit from D’Addario (electric strings and pick) along with a Master Class-specific piece of curriculum.