The Laurence Juber Trio
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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-1970s. First internationally recognized as Lead Guitarist in Paul McCartney & 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 25 solo albums which spotlight his unique touch and tone on acoustic guitar. The latest, "LJ Can't Stop Playing The Beatles!" is the third in his series of arrangements by the Fab Four.
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, Juber can be heard on recordings from artists as diverse as Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, Seal, and the French chanteuse Sylvie Vartin, plus he is featured on the soundtracks to hundreds of television 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 NBC's "Dateline" documentary "Children of the Harvest". His music is also featured in the Ken Burns' documentary "The Tenth Inning".
As The Laurence Juber Trio, Juber brings together two giants of the United Kingdom jazz scene to play a wide range of classic jazz and popular music themes. Arnie Somogyi – double bass, is a much sought after musician, composer, and band leader, performing and recording over 40 albums with leading pop legends and renowned jazz artists. Stephen Keogh – drums, with a classical percussion background, has worked all over the world with many great musicians and is well known for his versatility and accompanying skills as the drummer of choice for numerous jazz greats from the United States.