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 constantly active composer/arranger who has written over 150 works, mostly in the jazz idiom, his recordings appear on the Cadence, Capri, Dutch Music Partners, Tapestry, and Artists Recording Collective labels. Michael Pagán teaches jazz piano at Ottawa University in Ottawa, KS where he also directs Bravo, the Ottawa University Jazz Singers. He also currently teaches jazz piano and improvisation at the University of Missouri Columbia and was recently named Director of Music at Blue Ridge Presbyterian Church in Raytown, Missouri.
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.
CD: KEYBOARD CHRISTMAS
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BLUE RIDGE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Michael Pagán was named Director of Music at BPRC in August 2014.