Headliner :: Julian Lage
Opener :: Danny Knicely and Aimee Curl
Guitarist Julian Lage expands his horizons on View With A Room, a collection of 10 compelling original compositions that marks his second release for Blue Note Records. Having established a home base with his brilliant and deeply attuned trio of bassist
Jorge Roeder and drummer Dave King—most recently heard on the guitarist’s acclaimed 2021 Blue Note debut Squint—Lage casts his gaze outward to discover new orchestrational possibilities with the addition of six-string icon Bill Frisell, who adds his inimitable voice to this absolutely stunning album.
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.
Danny Knicely and Aimee Curl
Multi-instrumentalist Danny Knicely, originally from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, comes from a musical family reaching back for generations. He has won many awards
for his mandolin, guitar, fiddle and dance expertise and has the uncanny ability to thrive in and elevate most any musical situation. He has performed with many artists in many genres and appears on hundreds of recordings. Danny is a pioneer in jazz mandolin and is involved in various collaborative world music projects. He has shared his music and collaborated with musicians in over a dozen countries spanning four continents
including US State Department tours in Russia, Tunisia, Morocco and Cabo Verde. Aimee Curl has an unmistakable sound and style that combine in a musician of incredible depth. She has a voice distinctive with emotion and sincerity that makes even
the most hardened listener soften and swoon. Aimee grew up singing more than talking. In her early teens, she learned the lap dulcimer and joined her first band. She then began singing more and experimenting with other instruments, such as guitar, fiddle,
and bass. Her first professional experience was a twelve-year stint playing the electric bass and touring the country with the American folk-rock quartet ThaMuseMeant. Later, while studying voice at the New School of Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York, she picked up the upright bass fiddle. Aimee resides in Virginia, and performs at major festivals and venues in the U.S. and overseas.