Jake Langley


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Guitarist Jake Langley has emerged as one his generation’s great young talents on the instrument. The New York based musician held the guitar chair with the illustrious Joey Defrancesco Trio for five years, performing world wide. Jake is now focused on leading his own group and has just released his fifth CD "Here and Now" featuring New York heavyweights Sam Yahel and Ian Froman . Jakes fourth Cd with Joey Defrancesco and Byron Landham “Movin’ and Groovin (Alma Universal) was nominated for a Juno Award in Canada in 2007. Also in that year, Jake was featured on Joey Defrancesco’s CDs “Organic Vibes” with Bobby Hutcherson and “Authorized Bootlegs” with George Coleman (Concord). Jake is at home playing world class jazz as well as soul, funk, R&B, Rock and Pop as can be heard via his recordings with David Clayton Thomas "Aurora" (Justin Time) and with performing alongside artists Willie Nelson, Rufus Wainright, Bobby "Blue" Bland, and KD Lange. His Jazz credits read like a who's who with the likes of Jazz icons Bobby Hutcherson, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Steve Gadd, Pat Labarbara, James Moody, Trudy Pitts, George Coleman, Houston Person, Pee Wee Ellis, Scott Hamilton, Garth Hudson, Ron Blake and Bill Cosby and others. The guitarist has been heard in many broadway productions such as The Color Purple, Mama Mia and Jesus Christ Superstar. Jake also appears on the P.B.S. special and DVD "Legends of Jazz". As a bandleader Jake has recorded five CD's and was featured at the 2005 IAJE convention, and the Montreal and Toronto international jazz festivals. Jake was nominated for a Juno Award "Best jazz recording" in 2007 and he won a JUNO Award in 2003 for his participation in Richard Underhill's award winning CD "Tales From the Blue Lounge" as well he won the Canadian National Jazz award in 2004/05. Jake has been on over 100 recordings and has performed on countless jingles, T.V. shows, and movie soundtracks. Jake has produced recordings for Jazz Fm 91, Roy Hargrove, Sheila Jordan, Rob McConnell, Marc Jordan and others was nominated for a Juno 2007 for his production of the David Braid Quartet CD and he currently writes and produces music for film, T.V. and for other artists at his New York Studio and production house Tone Poet Music. Read more about Jake Langley on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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