Born: July 1, 1960
Appearing on numerous concert tours, festivals and cds since `86, guitarist Michael Arlt has been working with an expanding group of international musicians, including Red Holloway, Paquito D`Rivera, Houston Person, Maria de Fatima, Jerry Granelly, Rick Hollander, Joris Teepe, Leszek Zadlo, Dan Kostelnik & WE THREE, José Cortijo, Thomas Stabenow, Luciano Biondini, Oliver Kent, Henning Sieverts, Falk Willis, Tony Lakatos, Grooveyard, Drum`n Bass act Weathertunes, Caroline de Rooij, Mathias Rüegg, Adrian Mears, Jon Sass, PORTINHO TRIO: Klaus Mueller, Itaiguara Brandao, Portinho....
As you listen to this music, you will hear how he has captured the essence of this jazz style through its' many players and how his efforts make a formidable contribution to the continuum. - Pete Fallico, The Doodlin' Lounge, L.A. -
...is counted among the german guitar-jazz elite. His melodic work dominates over long stretches without hampering his colleagues in their expression. - Extra-Dry - Musikkultur -
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From 1990 - 2001, Michael Arlt taught guitar, harmony and ensemble - all from a jazz perspective - at Hermann-Zilcher Konservatorium, Würzburg. Since 2001 he is teaching at Hochschule für Musik, Würzburg ( www.hfm- wuerzburg.de ).
Also, over the years Arlt did a number of jazz workshops, among them workshops at music colleges and universitys in Bremen, Duisburg or at Berklee College of Music, Boston.
His students and private students ... passed entrance exams in jazz guitar or e.g. film music composition at music universities in Munic, Leipzig, Amsterdam, Berlin, Arnheim, Weimar, Cologne... released cds on Sony BMG, Bobtale Records or Jardis... teach at german music universities.