Julian Lage, 28,  is an American jazz guitarist and composer known for his solo, duo, and ensemble work.

In addition to 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 and another with Nels Cline.

A West Coast native and former resident of Boston, Lage attended the Berklee College of Music. He plays a Linda Manzer Blue Note Archtop, which he has owned since he was 11, and a ladder-braced Waterloo made by Collings.

Watch an Acoustic Guitar Sessions episode with Lage on which he plays three songs, including an inventive,engaging take on the Elizabeth Cotten classic “Freight Train.”