Born: June 16, 1979
Guitarist Mike Baggetta is one of his generation’s most original jazz improvisors and composers. It has been said that his performances are totally compelling (Jazz Journal - UK), his melodic sense is truly beautiful (Jazzreview.com) and that each piece he performs creates new worlds of possibilities (The Hartford Courant).
Mike Baggetta recently received an ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award for his compositional talent, and has also released the second album of his works for the Mike Baggetta Quartet, Source Material, on the Fresh Sound New Talent label. This is a follow-up to the first album by the quartet, Small Spaces, also on the Fresh Sound New Talent label. In addition to leading the Mike Baggetta Quartet (featuring Jason Rigby, Eivind Opsvik and George Schuller), Mike co-leads Tin/Bag, a new music duo with California trumpeter Kris Tiner....
Source MaterialFresh Sound New Talent
Small SpacesFresh Sound New Talent
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- Source Material by Jerry D'Souza
- Source Material by Mark F. Turner
- Small Spaces by Bruce Lindsay
- Small Spaces by Clifford Allen