Mike Baggetta Quartet Tonight @ Cornelia Street Guitar Festival


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Performing works from their recently release Fresh Sound New Talent album “Small Spaces" and new pieces. Part of the Cornelia Street Cafe 2009 Guitar Festival:

Mike Baggetta Quartet

Mike Baggetta - Guitar
Jason Rigby - Saxophone
Michael Bates - Bass
George Schuller - Drums

Thursday, August 20th
8:30pm (2 sets)
$10 Cover

Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia St.
Greenwich Village, NYC

Guitarist Mike Baggetta is one of his generations most original jazz improvisors and composers. He has performed and/or recorded with Tom Harrell, Conrad Herwig, Ralph Bowen, Adam Kolker, George Schuller, Jamie Baum, Jeff Hirshfield, Tony Reedus, Steve LaSpina, Bucky Pizzarelli and Ruth Brown among many others. It has been said that his performances are “totally compelling" (Jazz Journal - UK), “his melodic sense is truly beautiful" (Jazzreview.com) and that “each piece he performs creates new worlds of possibilities" (The Hartford Courant). Mike Baggetta recently received an ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award for his compositional talent, and the first album of his works for the Mike Baggetta Quartet - “Small Spaces" - has recently been released on the Fresh Sound New Talent label. Mike currently lives in New York City and is an endorsing artist for D'Addario Strings and Evans Custom Amplifiers.

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