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 30 years throughout the United States and in Europe with many jazz greats.
He appears regularly in the numerous jazz venues of Kansas City as a solo pianist, with his own trio, with vocalist Millie Edwards, and with Greg Carroll’s Midnight Blue Jazz Quartet.
As a composer/arranger Pagán has written over 150 works, mostly in the jazz idiom. His big band recording Pag’s Groove garnered international critical acclaim. In 2010 he released two recordings, Michael Pagán Trio Three for the Ages with bassist Bob Bowman and drummer Ray DeMarchi on Capri Records and 12 Preludes and Fugues for saxophone quartet, a work of over 70 minutes on Tapestry Records. A live duo recording with Millie Edwards entitled Millie and Mike Live was released in April, 2011 on the Artists Recording Collective label.
In addition to a heavy schedule of performing, composing and recording, Michael Pagán has taught at the college level for over 20 years and is currently adjunct professor of jazz piano at Ottawa University in Ottawa, KS (see bio page for long bio).
See recordings page for sound clips & ordering info
NEW CD: KEYBOARD CHRISTMAS
Just released in November, Pagán displays a range of influences from Bach to Miles Davis in this solo effort of seasonal melodies. Click on the recordings page for sound clips and a link to order.
12 PRELUDES & FUGUES: SCORE & PARTS NOW AVAILABLE IN PRINT Click on the compositions page for ordering info (downloadable pdf) on Pagán's 72-minute work for saxophone quartet (SATB). The 24 pieces cover a variety of styles, including neo-classical, romantic, contemporary, third stream & jazz idioms.
CD: 12 PRELUDES & FUGUES
Recorded by the Colorado Saxophone Quartet (Pete Lewis, Clare Church, Tom Myer, Andrew Stonerock and Kurtis Adams).
Buy online at Caprirecords.com, Amazon or CD Universe. See recordings page for sound clips and details. See e-presskit for reviews.
Solo piano 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Cafe Trio, 4558 Main St., KCMO.
Visit the gigs page for a calendar of current appearances.