Recently described as a "dynamic artist and musical force in today's jazz world" by allaboutjazz.com and a "brilliant, intense" performer of jazz piano by KC Confidential, Michael Pagán has performed for over 35 years throughout the United States and in Europe with many jazz greats. He appears regularly in the jazz venues of Kansas City as a solo pianist, with his own trio, with bassist Steve Rigazzi in the duo PAGARAZZI, and with Greg Carroll’s Midnight Blue Jazz Quartet. In the summer of 2014 he reassembled the Michael Pagán Big Band which performed to enthusiastic audiences in Kansas City. As a composer/arranger Pagán has written over 150 works, mostly in the jazz idiom. His big band recording Pag’s Groove garnered international acclaim as did his 12 Preludes and Fugues for saxophone quartet, a work of over 70 minutes on Tapestry Records. More recent projects include a solo recording entitled Keyboard Christmas on the Artists Recording Collective label. Michael Pagán teaches jazz piano at Ottawa University in Ottawa, KS where he also directs Bravo, the Ottawa University Jazz Singers (see bio page for long bio).
Solo piano 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Cafe Trio, 4558 Main St., KCMO since 2009. Visit the gigs page for a calendar of current appearances.
RECENT CDs: KEYBOARD CHRISTMAS
Styles from Bach to Miles Davis in this solo keyboard disc of seasonal melodies. Click on the recordings page for sound clips and a link to order.