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Mike Baggetta Group Performing at THE BLUE WHALE Downtown LA Monday November 7th at 9pm

Written By: Marcelle - Nov• 06•16

Mike Baggetta – Guitar / Electronics

Bill Mintz – Drums

Jerome Harris – Bass Guitar

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Mike Baggetta is a guitarist and composer living in New York City. It has been said that he is “a guitarist of slippery proficiency” (The New York Times), that his performances are “totally compelling” (Jazz Journal, UK) and that his melodic sense is truly beautiful” (Jazzreview.com).

Mike Baggetta has performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival, The Kennedy Center, Town Hall and many other leading concert venues worldwide. He has worked with David Torn, Donny McCaslin, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, Jerome Harris, Dominique Eade, Nels Cline, David Wax Museum, Tim Berne, Craig Taborn, Ches Smith, Tyshawn Sorey, Jon Irabagon, Gerald Cleaver, Greg Tardy, Adam Kolker, Billy Mintz, Cameron Brown, Tom Harrell, Jamie Baum, Jeff Hirshfield, Conrad Herwig, George Schuller, Jason Rigby, Eivind Opsvik, Jeremy Udden, Tony Reedus, John Lindberg, Kevin Norton, Joseph C. Philips’ Numinous, Bill McHenry, Brad Shepik, Steve Cardenas and Ruth Brown among many others.

Baggetta is an Endorsing Artist for D’Addario Strings and has also received an ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award. Mike’s singular and very personal musical style seeks to blur the lines between composition and improvisation, while connecting a wide range of musical genres that influence him. He has earned accolades from the press that call this approach “…beguilingly atmospheric…” (Time Out New York) and that “Baggetta’s music [is] quietly transgressive… Even when he plays a lot of notes, his playing can sound almost static, as though ideas were being snagged out of thin air.” (The Hartford Courant)

Baggetta’s latest disc Spectre, his 4th release as a leader on the Fresh Sound New Talent label, features extensive use of live sampling as an integral part of the compositions, alongside Jerome Harris on acoustic bass guitar and Billy Mintz on drums. He has also previously released 4 recordings of his quartet music featuring Jason Rigby, Eivind Opsvik, Cameron Brown, George Schuller and RJ Miller, in addition to several albums by his co-led duo TIN/BAG with trumpeter Kris Tiner.

”…beguilingly atmospheric…“

– Hank Shteamer, Time Out New York

”…ultra-lyrical.“
– Jim Macnie, The Village Voice

Mike Baggetta – Guitar / Electronics
Jerome Harris – Bass Guitar
*BILL MINTZ – DRUMS

Mike Baggetta is a guitarist and composer living in New York City. It has been said that he is “a guitarist of slippery proficiency” (The New York Times), that his performances are “totally compelling” (Jazz Journal, UK) and that his melodic sense is truly beautiful” (Jazzreview.com).

Mike Baggetta has performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival, The Kennedy Center, Town Hall and many other leading concert venues worldwide. He has worked with David Torn, Donny McCaslin, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, Jerome Harris, Dominique Eade, Nels Cline, David Wax Museum, Tim Berne, Craig Taborn, Ches Smith, Tyshawn Sorey, Jon Irabagon, Gerald Cleaver, Greg Tardy, Adam Kolker, Billy Mintz, Cameron Brown, Tom Harrell, Jamie Baum, Jeff Hirshfield, Conrad Herwig, George Schuller, Jason Rigby, Eivind Opsvik, Jeremy Udden, Tony Reedus, John Lindberg, Kevin Norton, Joseph C. Philips’ Numinous, Bill McHenry, Brad Shepik, Steve Cardenas and Ruth Brown among many others.

Baggetta is an Endorsing Artist for D’Addario Strings and has also received an ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award.
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Mike’s singular and very personal musical style seeks to blur the lines between composition and improvisation, while connecting a wide range of musical genres that influence him. He has earned accolades from the press that call this approach “…beguilingly atmospheric…” (Time Out New York) and that “Baggetta’s music [is] quietly transgressive… Even when he plays a lot of notes, his playing can sound almost static, as though ideas were being snagged out of thin air.” (The Hartford Courant)

Baggetta’s latest disc Spectre, his 4th release as a leader on the Fresh Sound New Talent label, features extensive use of live sampling as an integral part of the compositions, alongside Jerome Harris on acoustic bass guitar and Billy Mintz on drums. He has also previously released 4 recordings of his quartet music featuring Jason Rigby, Eivind Opsvik, Cameron Brown, George Schuller and RJ Miller, in addition to several albums by his co-led duo TIN/BAG with trumpeter Kris Tiner.

”…beguilingly atmospheric…“

– Hank Shteamer, Time Out New York

”…ultra-lyrical.“
– Jim Macnie, The Village Voice

Mike Baggetta – Guitar / Electronics
Jerome Harris – Bass Guitar
*BILL MINTZ – DRUMS

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