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Fusing folk, jazz, pop and classical styles, Two-time GRAMMY winner Laurence Juber creates a multifaceted performance that belies the use of only one instrument. Lead guitarist for Paul McCartney’s Wings, Juber is a world-class guitar virtuoso solo artist, composer and arranger. Laurence Juber has released 18 critically acclaimed solo albums, including Guitarist and PCH. His solo CD, Pop Goes Guitar, includes the arrangement of Stand By Me that was heard nationally in the ‘Diamonds Are Forever’ commercial. His last release, Wooden Horses, showcases LJ’s compositions for solo guitar, and his latest CD is LJ Plays The Beatles Vol.2, a follow-up to Vol 1 which is one of Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s all-time Top Ten acoustic albums. Juber is featured on the CD Poppin’ Guitars, a tribute to the music of the Sherman Brothers, and can be seen in the documentary film, The Brothers, about those celebrated Disney composers.
As a studio musician, his playing can be currently heard on ABC Family channel’s hit show “The Secret Life of the American Teenager.” Juber has also co-composed the soundtrack of the upcoming Blizzard Entertainment video game Diablo 3 and crafted the score to the recent NBC Dateline documentary “Children Of The Harvest.” His music is also featured in the Ken Burns documentary “The Tenth Inning.”
“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
The performance will be followed by Q&A from Monmouth’s Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Dr. Kenneth Womack.
There will also be a Guitar Workshop with Laurence Juber in Woods Theatre at 2 PM FREE for concert ticketholders and Monmouth University Students.