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Mike Baggetta Quartet on Tour

Published: 2010-03-13
Mike Baggetta The Mike Baggetta Quartet (Fresh Sound New Talent recording artists) will be on tour next week! Please come by if you're in these cities, or please send this email along to anyone you know in these areas that you think would like to hear this band!

Mike Baggetta - Guitar
Jason Rigby - Saxophones
Eivind Opsvik - Bass
George Schuller - Drums

Monday 3/15 - Nighttown - Cleveland, OH - Nighttowncleveland.com

Tuesday 3/16 - Youngstown State University - Youngstown, OH

Wednesday 3/17 - The Bop Shop - Rochester, NY - Bopshop.com

Thursday 3/18 - The Rex - Toronto, ON - Therex.ca

Friday 3/19 - The Book Mill - Montague, MA (Amherst area) - Montaguebookmill.com

Saturday 3/20 - The Lily Pad - Cambridge, MA (Boston area) - Lily-pad.net

Sunday 3/21 - Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center - Fryeburg, ME - Fryeburgacademy.org

Seeking to reinterpret the state of the American Song through a 21st century filter, The Mike Baggetta Quartet performs Baggetta's original pieces with an intense focus on melody, group interaction and fearless improvisation. Mike's compositions for this ensemble draw inspiration from sources as varied as Keith Jarrett's “American Quartet", Leonard Cohen, Edward Hopper and Ornette Coleman. Small Spaces, the debut recording from the Mike Baggetta Quartet, is out now on Fresh Sound New Talent records.

“This is a superb band...outstanding, and the performances are totally compelling." - Andy Hamilton, Jazz Journal (UK)

“Rare is the young musician who fuses avant garde and postbop mettles so effortlessly - Small Spaces is a refreshingly unsafe approach to modern jazz." - Clifford Allen, All About Jazz NY

“On his solid new release, Small Spaces (Fresh Sound New Talent), the guitarist Mike Baggetta seeks an adventurous yet accessible dynamic..." - Nate Chinen, The New York Times

“Mike is one of the best young improvisors on the NY scene!" - Vic Juris, Jazz Guitarist

“...his melodic sense is truly beautiful." - Tom Chandler, Jazzreview.com

“Guitarist/composer Baggetta is one of those subtle players. He does not overwhelm you with volume or seek to impress with fleet-fingered improvisations. Instead, each piece he performs creates new worlds of possibilities...utilizing approaches from many different genres but never sounding derivative of any one person or school." - Richard Kamins, The Hartford Courant

“Blessed with a refined approach and solid technique...Mike Baggetta has the potential to break the mold of post-John Scofield plectrists." - Michael G. Nastos, All Music Guide


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