2 Stunning Guitarists in one Show!
About Martin Taylor & Laurence Juber
Described as “THE acoustic guitarist of his generation” by America’s Acoustic Guitar Magazine,Martin Taylor has established a unique career as an internationally acclaimed guitarist, and his inimitable style has seen him recognized as the world’s foremost exponent of solo jazz guitar playing. Although completely self taught, he has enjoyed a musical career spanning over 30 years, dazzling audiences with his solo shows, which combine virtuosity, emotion and humor, with a strong stage presence.
Fusing folk, jazz,and pop styles, two-time Grammy-winner Laurence Jubercreates a multifaceted performance that belies the use of only one acoustic guitar. The lead guitarist for Paul McCartney’s Wings, Juber is a world-renowned guitar virtuoso, composer and arranger.
He has released 20 solo albums of which the latest, Soul of Light, is a newly recorded retrospective collection of 30 years of his original compositions. Juber’s solo arrangement of The Pink Panther earned him a second Grammy. His album Pop Goes Guitar includes his arrangement of Stand By Me that was heard nationally in a ‘Diamonds Are Forever’ commercial. His LJ Plays The Beatles, was voted one of Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s’ all-time Top Ten albums.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“Martin Taylor is one of the most awesome solo guitar players in the history of the instrument. He’s unbelievable.” -Pat Metheny
“Juber is a master of acoustic finger style, but with less of the trick-guitar mishmash that seems obligatory among the high-octane pickers. He has a fluid style that shifts gears through simultaneous jazzy chording, leads, and bass lines, while weaving in and out of musical thoughts faster than a Formula One racer.” – San Diego Reader
“He gloriously articulates the melodies and never succumbs to show-off playing. But the notes spin out of the songs with such finesse and musical agility, it’s hard to believe he has only 10 fingers and six strings. Juber has made a rare acoustic guitar record with bark and bite. His playing is just short of sleight of hand and, like all magicians, he makes it seem effortless.”
- San Francisco