Taylor Eigsti/Julian Lage Duo
Sunday, Jul 27, 2008 7:30 PM PDT
Stanford University Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Palo Alto, CA
"A set of duets electrifying and virtuosic as it was mature." --The Boston Herald
Pianist Taylor Eigsti and guitarist Julian Lage both began performing to wide acclaim before their tenth birthdays, but to dwell on their precocious early years doesn't do justice to the mature talent and road-tested musicianship of these two young artists. Now in their early twenties, each has more than a decade of professional playing experience. Both are as emerging as distinctive voices with the potential to make a lasting contribution to the art of jazz, although neither has let success go to his head. Both are involved in a variety of musical projects and pursuits (Julian composes and records with Gary Burton's Generations band), but when the two perform together it's always special: Eigsti's album Lucky to Be Me, on which Lage played guitar, was nominated for two Grammy awards in 2007. The collaboration continues on Eigsti's latest recording, Let It Come to You, with Taylor and Julian touring Europe this summer before touching down at Stanford. The duo will be joined by various special guests.