Born and raised in Norway, guitarist Lage Lund moved to Boston after high school on a scholarship to Berklee College of Music. Known for his strong tone and straightforward playing, Lund has been regularly praised as “Rising Star” in the Downbeat Critic’s Poll, has been hailed by Pat Metheny as a favorite young guitarist, and is “all music and all soul” according to Russell Malone.
In 2002, Lund moved to New York and soon became the first electric guitarist ever to enroll at the Juilliard School of Music. In 2005, Lund's impressive and soulful playing won him the top prize in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. Since his Monk Competition victory, he has become a sought-after sideman with the David Sanchez Quartet, the Maria Schneider Orchestra, Mark Turner, Seamus Blake, and many more.