Guitarmania to Beatlemania

Saturday, March 25, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Receive $5 your order when you attend this lecture and Juber's Concert at 7PM. Use the promo code JUBER2017 at checkout.
  • Learning & Visionary Track Members can use their $50 credit towards this education program.

  • Event Details

    Led by world-renowned guitarist Laurence Juber, this musical discussion and presentation focuses on the six-string guitar and its relatives, from its roots in the Medieval era, through its explosive popularity in early 19th century Europe and its subsequent journey to the United States. With special attention to the work of C.F. Martin & Co., Juber examines the guitar’s golden eras of the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as the journeys of its creators, practitioners and luthiers.

    Using contemporary and historical examples, Juber will give entertaining demonstrations of guitaristic techniques and concepts. In addition, he’ll discuss how developments in technology have changed the way music is made, heard, analyzed and commercially transacted.

    Guest Details

    Laurence Juber

    Laurence Juber

    GRAMMY winning guitarist Laurence Juber is a solo performer, recording artist, composer and arranger. His playing fuses folk, jazz, blues, pop and classical styles, creating a multi-faceted performance that belies the use of only one instrument.

    A music graduate of London’s Goldsmith’s College, he was featured guitar soloist with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra before becoming established as a studio musician in the mid-1970’s. First internationally recognized as lead guitarist in Beatle Paul McCartney's Wings, with whom he won a GRAMMY, Juber has since established himself as world-renowned guitar virtuoso and entertainer.

    Juber, known to his fans as LJ, has released 24 solo albums which spotlight his unique touch and tone on acoustic guitar. The latest, Holidays & Hollynights, is a seasonal release that features Laurence in a trio context with upright bass and drums.

    His LJ Plays The Beatles was voted one of Acoustic Guitar Magazine's all-time Top Ten albums. His solo arrangement of The Pink Panther Theme earned him a second GRAMMY, while his arrangement of Stand By Me was heard nationally in a Diamonds Are Forever commercial. Juber’s DVD-Audio project Guitar Noir (AIX Records) won a CES Demmy award for best audio.

    His 'photo memoir' Guitar With Wings was recently published by Dalton Watson Fine Books.

    As a studio musician, he can be heard on recordings from artists as diverse as Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks, Seal and the French chanteuse Sylvie Vartin, plus he is featured on the soundtracks to hundreds of TV shows such as Home Improvement and movies including the academy award-winning Dirty Dancing, Good Will Hunting and Pocahontas.

    Juber co-composed the soundtrack of the award-winning video game Diablo III and scored the NBC Dateline documentary Children Of The Harvest. His music is also featured in the Ken Burns’ documentary The Tenth Inning.


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