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Primary Instrument: Guitar

Veteran jazz guitarist/composer Michael Musillami is known to critics as “a superior guitarist” (DownBeat), “one of the more imaginative guitarists in jazz” (Signal to Noise) and “a modern-day jazz master” (Edmonton Journal). They have also noted that his distinctive original compositions “mine not only the fertile vein of classic jazz but the outer reaches of creative music” (Hartford Courant), calling his music “honest, frequently surprising, and consistently exciting” (JazzTimes).

Born and raised in California, Musillami was inspired early on by musicians including Chet Baker, John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Bill Evans. He studied with renowned guitarist Joe Diorio before moving permanently to the East coast in the early 1980's, working primarily in organ trios led by Richard “Groove” Holmes and Bobby Buster among others....
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Musillami's abilities on his electric guitar are without parallel. And there is no question that he feels every note that every instrument makes.
--Lyn Horton, All About Jazz

Musillami has developed a very distinctive guitar voice over the years. His early work was fluent and well-executed, but in recent years his playing has matured, along with his writing ability.
--Chuck Obuchowski, Hartford Courant

...he continues to assert himself not only as a very competent performer, but especially as one of the most innovative composers on the scene.
--Michael G...

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    From Seeds

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    Michael Musillami Trio with Mark Feldman: The Treatment

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    The Treatment

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    Fragile Forms

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  • The Treatment

    Michael Musillami Trio with Mark Feldman
    The Treatment
  • Seven Blend

    Michael Musillami's Dialect
    Fragile Forms
  • Part Pitbull

    Michael Musillami Trio (with special guest Peter Madsen)

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Mar08 Michael Musillami Trio
The Jazz Club @ Carnahan Hall
Lafayette, IN

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