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Mike Prigodich

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: March 16, 1970    

Mike Prigodich

Mike's jazz fusion compositions have begun attracting attention from many well-known national artists. Becoming a cancer patient in 2008 was the big wake-up call that got him to start writing lots of new music, form a band, start booking gigs, and pursue his dream of becoming a professional jazz musician, inspired by fellow cancer survivor Lance Armstrong. Mike raised over $10,000 on kickstarter.com in 2010 to fund his first studio album “A Stitch In Time” featuring Damian Erskine, Reinhardt Melz, John Nastos, Brandon Woody, Rafael Trujillo, Patrick Lamb, Tim Jensen, and Paul Mazzio, produced by Emmy award-winning David Mathew. This studio album and band is also being featured on the Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) Oregon Art Beat television show. Mike currently resides in Portland, Oregon and enjoys playing with some of the finest musicians in town who are up to the task of performing his extremely challenging but accessible compositions....
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”I knew this guy was up to something; what a great disc! Beautifully written and played with passion and intensity by an excellent band. This is one of those CDs that you want to hear again as soon as it's finished. Bravo Mike!” -- George Whitty (Brecker Brothers)

“Watch out for this guy! Mike is terribly brave, adventurous, playful, and adept. As his compositions and playing demonstrate, Mr. Prigodich is a rising talent following his creative muse fearlessly to wherever it takes him. Kudos Mr. P!” -- David Goldblatt (Tribal Tech)

“This is band is top shelf; they were super tight and super exciting.” -- George Colligan (Jack DeJohnette New Quintet)

All About Jazz -- “Prigodich is an excellent keyboardist, but it's his writing that really stands out. There is a liveliness and emotional connection to much of this music that makes it immediately endearing. His band is tight and funky, with an ability to groove that puts many better-known fusion outfits to shame.”

Audiophile Audition -- “What do Chick Corea and Spinal Tap have in common? That would be Portland keyboardist Mike Prigodich.”

No Treble -- ‎”The album’s intriguing melodies, odd time signatures, and ear-bending harmonies make it a stand-out album in the world of fusion.”

The Virginian-Pilot -- “11 musically adventurous/challenging tracks that are, at times, mind-boggling in their intensity.”

Inside MusiCast Album Of The Day on Monday, June 13, 2011 -- “A tour de force that would certainly get the respect of Prigodich’s muse Chick Corea. In the tradition of The Yellowjackets, The Brecker Brothers, Hiromi and others, the 11 tracks on A STITCH IN TIME cover a vast fusion landscape of complex proportions that’ll have you wondering how an artist like Mike Prigodich could ever consider sitting on the sidelines. The entire project is an incredibly satisfying ride.”

All About Jazz -- “Prigodich speaks a musical language all his own, one born of a voice that elevates his instrument far beyond its realm into one where mystery and magic meet.”

Sea Of Tranquility -- “Prigodich infuses every second of his debut album [with] style, grace, and wonderful musicality. [His] affirmation for life comes through with every note, and the album feels like a celebration of music.”

  • A Stitch In Time

    Mexican Mocha Music
    2011

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A Stitch in Time
Mexican Mocha Music (2011)

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