Bryn Roberts and Lage Lund at Classic Pianos
Bryn Roberts and Lage Lund have been playing together for over a decade since meeting in Brooklyn in 2004. The two have performed extensively in New York clubs, toured in Canada and Japan, and in 2016 released an album entitled Nightsong. Their newest recording, Hide the Moon and the Stars, will be released in October. They are performing in Portland to celebrate the release of the album on October 25th at Classic Pianos.
A pianist of "poise, elegance, a beautiful touch and a natural melodic flow", according to Bill Charlap, Roberts has played many of jazz's most important rooms, including regular appearances at NYC venues like Smalls, Mezzrow, the Jazz Gallery, the 55 Bar and Dizzys Club Coca-Cola. As a bandleader hes recorded with Seamus Blake, Drew Gress, Orlando le Fleming, Mark Ferber and Johnathan Blake, and as a collaborator hes shared bandstands with Matt Penman, Jochen Rueckert, Rodney Green, Joe Martin, Jaleel Shaw, Will Vinson and the legendary bassist Chuck Israels. Roberts credits include several recordings as part of Grammy nominee Alan Ferber's acclaimed nonet, and his experience moves beyond jazz and onto stages with renowned singer-songwriters like Shawn Colvin and Rosanne Cash. "It's a joy and honor to work with Bryn", Cash says. "He is a consummate musician, attentive to the nuances of the song, the singer, the arrangement and the other musicians in the bandand he always delivers more than you expect. Bryn is superbly trained, but he is not bound by the limits of notation or charts. He's an artist and a beautiful soul."
Described as a guitarist who "balances his abundant proficiencies with an aesthetic of gleaming calm" by the New York Times, the Norwegian-born Lund hit the ground running following his win at the 2005 Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Guitar Competition. Praised publicly by such jazz-guitar icons as Pat Metheny and Kurt Rosenwinkel, Lund became a fixture of the Rising Star guitar category of the DownBeat Critics Poll, and he has taken part in shows and sessions helmed by Mark Turner, David Sánchez, Kendrick Scott, Seamus Blake, Jaleel Shaw and 2019 NEA Jazz Master Maria Schneider. As a bandleader hes released four albums on the venerated Criss Cross Jazz label, including his latest, the trio date Idlewild.
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