Serious presents: 
JULIAN LAGE Group (U.S.A.)  Live at Charlie Wrights International. The Julian Lage Group featuring Aristides Rivas on cello, Ben Roseth on sax, Tupac Mantilla on percussion, and Jorge Roeder on bass live at Charlie Wrights International, Hoxton, London. Serious

This is from the first of two London concerts for the launch of Sounding Point, the debut album from guitarist Julian Lage. With a unique style that melds blues, classical, folk and jazz influences. Lage is a composer, arranger and guitarist, who is celebrated by musicians and fans alike. At the age of twelve he was discovered by Gary Burton, and toured extensively with his Generations Quintet contributing a number of original compositions to their repertoire, filling the guitar chair previously held by such distinguished artists as Larry Coryell, Pat Metheny and John Scofield - Burton’s previous ‘latest guitar finds’.

Jullian has performed on two Grammy-nominated jazz recordings and received recognition from some of the most respected names in contemporary music. “Julian, you play with heart, mind, and soul. Where’d you find this so early in life?” asks Herbie Hancock. Banjo master Béla Fleck includes Lage in the company of adept improvisers when he calls him “one of the special ones.”

Released on EmArcy Records, an imprint of Universal Records, Sounding Point incorporates multiple influences and features the inspired cast of Tupac Mantilla (drums, percussion), Aristedes Rivas (cello), Ben Roseth (sax), and Jorge Roeder (bass). Long-time collaborator Taylor Eigsti and special guests Béla Fleck and Chris Thiele also feature. Check out  where you can download a track from the new album.  

Jorge Roeder was born in Lima, Peru. He was recently awarded first prize in the 2007 International Society Of Bassists Jazz Competition. At the age of 14, he began studies in cello and electric bass. Two years later, he was invited to study cello at the Rimsky Korsakov Conservatory in St. Petersburg, Russia. After taking up the double bass, Jorge became assistant principal bassist of the Lima Philharmonic and Opera orchestras for the 2001 and 2002 seasons. In 1999, Jorge became part of the New Music Youth Orchestra, which is dedicated to the development of jazz in Peru. In 2001, Jorge toured with the orchestra throughout the eastern U.S. and played at the International Association of Jazz Educators (IAJE) annual conference in New York.
Moving to Boston in 2002, Jorge received a scholarship from the renowned New England Conservatory of Music, and began studies with Cecil McBee, John Lockwood, Danilo Perez, Charlie Banacos, Donald Palma, Oscar Stagnaro, Jerry Bergonzi, Bob Moses and Dominique Eade.
Soon after moving to New York City, Jorge joined acclaimed jazz pianist Kenny Werner as part of his current trio, along with drummer Richie Barshay. Jorge is also a member of The Dan Tepfer Trio, which performs jazz with a distinctive shape; The Sofia Koutsovitis Group, a South American Jazz/Folk band; The Jarrett Cherner Trio, which performs original Jazz compositions; Sol y Canto, a Boston-based Central and South American Music group; and Avantrio, dedicated to performing Peruvian music with a different setting. 
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